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Bayern Munich 2-0 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski has hit 27 goals in all competitions for Bayern this season

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich restored an eight-point Bundesliga lead by beating Hoffenheim.

Lewandowski took his league total for the season to 19, turning in Douglas Costa's low cross in the first half and slotting in a second after the break.

Andrej Kramaric went close twice for Hoffenheim, who are five points below the relegation play-off place and seven adrift of absolute safety.

Arturo Vidal hit the post for Bayern, who retain a 100% home record.

Lewandowski's double moved him back to within one goal of the Bundesliga's top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored twice for second-placed Borussia Dortmund as they beat Ingolstadt 2-0 on Saturday.

The Poland international's first goal completed a well-worked team move, while his second was a delightful finish, lifted over advancing keeper Oliver Baumann from Philipp Lahm's through pass.

Bayern, though, did not have things all their own way against a Hoffenheim side who have scored fewer league goals between them this season - 18 - than Lewandowski has on his own.

Kramaric, on loan at Hoffenheim from Leicester, drove a shot straight at Manuel Neuer just before half-time, then passed up their best chance 10 minutes into the second half, when he created space for himself, only to drive wide.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 32Kimmich
  • 28Badstuber
  • 27Alaba
  • 14Alonso
  • 10Robben
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forVidalat 67'minutes
  • 11Douglas CostaBooked at 28minsSubstituted forBernatat 88'minutes
  • 29ComanSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 62'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 18Bernat
  • 20Rode
  • 22Starke
  • 23Vidal

Hoffenheim

  • 1Baumann
  • 3Kaderábek
  • 4Bicakcic
  • 25Süle
  • 20Kim
  • 6Rudy
  • 12StroblBooked at 28mins
  • 10SchmidSubstituted forVollandat 77'minutes
  • 11HamadSubstituted forAmiriat 68'minutes
  • 9Vargas
  • 27KramaricSubstituted forZuberat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Schär
  • 13Grahl
  • 15Toljan
  • 17Zuber
  • 18Amiri
  • 31Volland
  • 40Joelinton
Referee:
Dr. Jochen Drees
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamHoffenheim
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home30
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Juan Bernat replaces Douglas Costa.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

  5. Post update

    Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Rudy (1899 Hoffenheim).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Volland (1899 Hoffenheim) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

  14. Post update

    Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Rudy (1899 Hoffenheim).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Rudy (1899 Hoffenheim).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ermin Bicakcic (1899 Hoffenheim) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nadiem Amiri following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München).

  20. Post update

    Kevin Volland (1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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