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Bayern Munich 2-0 B M'gladbach

Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal scored his first ever headed goal for Bayern against Monchengladbach

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich cruised to victory over Borussia Monchengladbach thanks to goals from Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa.

Chile midfielder Vidal put Bayern ahead early on when he headed in Rafinha's cross after good work by Arjen Robben.

Bayern increased their advantage when Brazil winger Costa capitalised on Oscar Wendt's slip in the area and finished clinically at the back post.

Carlo Ancelotti's side are three points clear of second-placed Hertha Berlin.

Andre Hahn went closest to scoring for Monchengladbach in the second half at the Allianz Arena when he struck the post.

But Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was rarely tested throughout the contest as the home side efficiently clinched the three points.

Douglas Costa
Douglas Costa celebrated his goal by posing for a selfie with Bayern Munich's fans

Robben still rocking for Bayern

Dutch winger Robben may be in the latter stages of his career but he continues to sparkle for the German champions.

While the 32-year-old has lost a little of the pace from his Chelsea days, he still possesses the guile and skill to give defenders nightmares.

Robben was instrumental in Bayern's opening goal as he teased the visitors' defence before he released Rafinha to cross for Vidal.

With Ancelotti having decided to rest captain Philipp Lahm, Bayern needed their experienced players to be influential and Robben led the way.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaSubstituted forKimmichat 83'minutes
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 5Hummels
  • 27Alaba
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 14Alonso
  • 23Vidal
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 80'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 11Douglas CostaSubstituted forMüllerat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Boateng
  • 18Bernat
  • 25Müller
  • 26Ulreich
  • 29Coman
  • 32Kimmich
  • 35Renato Sanches

B Mgladbach

  • 1Sommer
  • 27Korb
  • 30Elvedi
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 17WendtSubstituted forSchulzat 65'minutes
  • 6KramerBooked at 71mins
  • 5Strobl
  • 23HofmannSubstituted forJantschkeat 45'minutes
  • 13Stindl
  • 19Johnson
  • 28HahnSubstituted forHerrmannat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Herrmann
  • 8Dahoud
  • 14Schulz
  • 20Sow
  • 21Sippel
  • 24Jantschke
  • 36Rütten
Referee:
Dr. Jochen Drees
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamB Mgladbach
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Yann Sommer.

Attempt saved. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Yann Sommer.

Attempt saved. Renato Sanches (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Kimmich replaces Rafinha because of an injury.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Jannik Vestergaard.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Renato Sanches replaces Arjen Robben.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Patrick Herrmann replaces André Hahn.

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Lars Stindl tries a through ball, but André Hahn is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Thomas Müller replaces Douglas Costa.

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

Foul by Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Booking

Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

André Hahn (Borussia Mönchengladbach) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Julian Korb.

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

André Hahn (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Nico Schulz replaces Oscar Wendt.

Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Attempt missed. Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Julian Korb with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Mats Hummels.

Attempt missed. Douglas Costa (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Douglas Costa with a cross.

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

Foul by Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Foul by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by André Hahn (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Nico Elvedi.

Foul by Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 22nd October 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich86202041620
2Hertha Berlin8521149517
3Hoffenheim84401610616
4Köln8431136715
5RB Leipzig7430125715
6B Dortmund842220101014
7Frankfurt8422138514
8Freiburg84041012-212
9Mainz73221412211
10B Mgladbach83231012-211
11B Leverkusen83141112-110
12Augsburg8224711-48
13Darmstadt8224815-78
14Werder Bremen7214918-97
15Wolfsburg8134511-66
16Schalke7115711-44
17Ingolstadt8026717-102
18Hamburg8026215-132
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