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Bayern Munich 3-2 SC Paderborn: Robert Lewandowski scores late winner

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski has 11 goals in his last 10 matches for Bayern Munich in all competitions

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich moved four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with victory over bottom side Paderborn.

Lewandowski struck an 88th-minute winner from Serge Gnabry's cross after Sven Michel had drawn Paderborn level for a second time with 15 minutes left.

Gnabry gave Bayern a 25th-minute lead but an error by Manuel Neuer saw Dennis Srbeny make it 1-1 before half-time.

RB Leipzig can close the gap to one point if they beat Schalke on Saturday.

It appeared reigning champions Bayern, who edged the reverse fixture 3-2 in September, would hand Leipzig the chance to go top until Lewandowski's late winner as they struggled to make their dominance count against strugglers Paderborn at Allianz Arena.

Gnabry's composed opener was cancelled out after Neuer raced out from his box only to be beaten to the ball by Srbeny, who then took full advantage.

After Lewandowski restored the host's advantage from close range, Neuer then parried Dennis Jastrzembski's shot into the path of Michel as Bayern were pegged back once more.

The prolific Lewandowski shot over as Bayern chased victory, before the Poland international rescued the three points in the closing stages to take his season tally to a staggering 38 goals in 32 club matches.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 32Kimmich
  • 27Alaba
  • 21HernándezBooked at 54mins
  • 2OdriozolaSubstituted forComanat 63'minutes
  • 24TolissoSubstituted forZirkzeeat 87'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 19Davies
  • 22Gnabry
  • 10CoutinhoSubstituted forMüllerat 63'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 11Cuisance
  • 15Arp
  • 16Dajaku
  • 25Müller
  • 26Ulreich
  • 29Coman
  • 33Mai
  • 34Batista Meier
  • 35Zirkzee

Paderborn

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 17Zingerle
  • 20Jans
  • 5Strohdiek
  • 13Schonlau
  • 38HoltmannSubstituted forJastrzembskiat 29'minutes
  • 9Pröger
  • 8GjasulaBooked at 34mins
  • 39Vasiliadis
  • 22Antwi-AdjeiBooked at 84mins
  • 18SrbenySubstituted forFridjónssonat 81'minutes
  • 30MambaSubstituted forMichelat 53'minutesBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 2Hünemeier
  • 6Fridjónsson
  • 7Ritter
  • 11Michel
  • 21Huth
  • 24Kapic
  • 25Dräger
  • 31Zolinski
  • 32Jastrzembski
Referee:
Markus Schmidt
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamPaderborn
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 3, SC Paderborn 07 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, SC Paderborn 07 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Sebastian Schonlau.

  4. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Christopher Antwi-Adjei.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski with a through ball.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 3, SC Paderborn 07 2. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Serge Gnabry with a cross.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Zirkzee replaces Corentin Tolisso.

  8. Post update

    Offside, SC Paderborn 07. Dennis Jastrzembski tries a through ball, but Sven Michel is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Corentin Tolisso (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  11. Booking

    Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn 07) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn 07).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Vasiliadis (SC Paderborn 07).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, SC Paderborn 07. Samúel Kári Fridjónsson replaces Dennis Srbeny.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Laurent Jans.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 2, SC Paderborn 07 2. Sven Michel (SC Paderborn 07) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dennis Jastrzembski (SC Paderborn 07) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Christopher Antwi-Adjei.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich23154465263949
2RB Leipzig22136356253145
3B Dortmund22126463323142
4B Mgladbach21133542241842
5B Leverkusen2212463829940
6Schalke229943227536
7Freiburg229673131033
8Hoffenheim2210393335-233
9Wolfsburg228772828031
10Frankfurt2284103735228
11Augsburg227693445-1127
12Union Berlin2282122735-826
13Hertha Berlin2275102738-1126
14Köln2172122842-1423
15Mainz2271143148-1722
16Düsseldorf2245132146-2517
17Werder Bremen2245132551-2617
18Paderborn2344152950-2116
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