German Bundesliga
Hoffenheim0Bayern Munich2

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0-2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rode celebrates his goal against Hoffenheim
Sebastian Rode has scored in both league meetings with Hoffenheim this season

Bayern Munich need a maximum of six more points to secure a third successive Bundesliga title after winning at Hoffenheim.

Sebastian Rode's strike and an Andreas Beck own goal took Pep Guardiola's side 13 points clear of second-placed Wolfsburg.

Midfielder Rode showed neat control before curling the ball home.

And Bayern's second came in stoppage time when Beck forced Thomas Muller's cross into his own net.

The victory came at the end of a turbulent week for Bayern after the resignation of club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt and defeat by Porto in the Champions League.

Bayern were missing several key players for Wednesday's surprise 3-1 defeat in Portugal - with Muller-Wohlfahrt saying he had stepped down because the medical team had been blamed for the loss.

Hoffenheim started well and Bayern were grateful to keeper Manuel Neuer for denying Anthony Modeste after Dante's error allowed the former Blackburn striker through on goal.

Bayern gained control of the match and took the lead when Rode curled in his second league goal of the season. His other also came against Hoffenheim - in a 4-0 win in November.

Robert Lewandowski came close to doubling the advantage after the break but his shot hit Beck and came back off the bar, before fine goalkeeping from Oliver Baumann denied Thiago and then Thomas Muller.

Bayern finally added their second in the closing seconds when Beck put Muller's ball in from the right beyond Baumann.

Line-ups

Hoffenheim

  • 1Baumann
  • 2BeckBooked at 68mins
  • 12Strobl
  • 4Bicakcic
  • 15ToljanSubstituted forSchipplockat 85'minutes
  • 6RudyBooked at 19mins
  • 16Schwegler
  • 8PolanskiSubstituted forSzalaiat 69'minutes
  • 31VollandBooked at 70mins
  • 10Firmino
  • 27ModesteSubstituted forZuberat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Schipplock
  • 13Grahl
  • 14Elyounoussi
  • 17Zuber
  • 19Abraham
  • 23Salihovic
  • 28Szalai

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13RafinhaBooked at 66mins
  • 4DanteBooked at 24mins
  • 28Badstuber
  • 30Weiser
  • 16GaudinoSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 57'minutes
  • 20Rode
  • 18BernatSubstituted forBoatengat 45'minutes
  • 25MüllerBooked at 21mins
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forPizarroat 89'minutes
  • 19Götze

Substitutes

  • 3Alonso
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 14Pizarro
  • 17Boateng
  • 23Reina
  • 24Kurt
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
30,150

Match Stats

Home TeamHoffenheimAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home8
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0, FC Bayern München 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0, FC Bayern München 2.

Goal!

Own Goal by Andreas Beck, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0, FC Bayern München 2.

Offside, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Steven Zuber tries a through ball, but Sven Schipplock is caught offside.

Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tobias Strobl (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

Attempt missed. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Robert Lewandowski.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Pirmin Schwegler.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mitchell Weiser.

Foul by Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München).

Roberto Firmino (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andreas Beck (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

Attempt saved. Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

Substitution

Substitution, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Sven Schipplock replaces Jeremy Toljan.

Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Zuber (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Tobias Strobl (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Rudy (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).

Kevin Volland (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mitchell Weiser (FC Bayern München).

Kevin Volland (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Andreas Beck (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Pirmin Schwegler.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Dante (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ádám Szalai (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

Foul by Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München).

Kevin Volland (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Rode.

Attempt blocked. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Götze.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Ermin Bicakcic.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dante.

Offside, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Ádám Szalai tries a through ball, but Jeremy Toljan is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jeremy Toljan (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the left.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 18th April 2015

  • Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim0Bayern MunichBayern Munich2
  • B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen4HannoverHannover 960
  • B DortmundBorussia Dortmund3SC Paderborn 07SC Paderborn 070
  • Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin0Köln1. FC Köln0
  • FreiburgSC Freiburg2MainzMainz 053
  • AugsburgFC Augsburg2StuttgartVfB Stuttgart1

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