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Emlyn Begley

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  1. Goodnight

    Thank you for joining us today, read my full match report in a bit over on our European football index, where you can follow the latest from the top leagues over the weekend.

  2. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Mohamed Khalaf: Well what did Bayern expect? They've not brought anyone in and just let a couple go. Come on Guardiola you're better than that!

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    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich are now eight points above second-placed Wolfsburg. It's still a long shot for the Wolves, but a lot more likely than it might have been this morning.

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    TJ: Dortmund's title odds have just shortened to 490-1 from 500-1.


    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Match stats

    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    The Bundesliga is back in unbelievable fashion.

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    Dalinton Chizzy: What a surprise result, good for Wolfsburg,, play well win your game


    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Two minutes misery time for Bayern.

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    KJoroye E Young: Nobody could have but guess you can say it's just their own way of paying respect to Junior Malanda

    Michael Hall: after watching Bayern Munich, do people still want a winter break in England?

    What about after watching Wolfsburg though?!


    Paris St-Germain 1-0 Rennes

    Oh yeah, Paris St-Germain won. That game got lost in the drama in Wolfsburg somewhat.

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    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Wolfsburg make their final change - all staggered out to kill time obviously - as Aaron Hunt replaces Daniel Caligiuri in midfield.

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    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Juan Bernat squares the ball to Claudio Pizarro, who blazes over. You get the sense Bayern know this game is lost. Which is very, very rare.

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    Chelsea fan Omar Babakarkhil: We should have gotten more for Kevin De Bruyne

    Tom Thrall: This result is still a bit pointless though? Look how far behind everyone else is? I think Bayern can afford a little slip!

    Don't ruin the fun, Tom


    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    No hat-trick tonight for Bas Dost, as he comes off for Nicklas Bendtner!

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    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Arjen Robben is in, can he pull one back for Bayern Munich? No, Diego Benaglio stays big to keep out his effort. Seven minutes left.

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    James Sanders: The only thing that would make this game more surprising is if Bendtner comes off the bench to score.

    Jamie: Bayern have conceded as many goals today as they did in their first 17 games... shows what six weeks does.


    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    It's time to shut up shop now for Wolfsburg and defender Marcel Schafer comes on to replace attacking midfielder Ivan Perisic.

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    Niklas Lanwehr: Dante the worst defender at a big European club just behind Per Mertesacker

    Truth seeker: Kevin De bruyne is beast of a player.....truly underrated

    Mufc Believer: How did Chelsea ever let De Bruyne go?

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    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich conceded four goals in the entire first half of the Bundesliga season - 17 games.

    They've conceded four in 73 minutes today.

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    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    It's 4-1!


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    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Pep Guardiola

    Wolfsburg - with Andre Schurrle yet to come - will now be within eight points of leaders Bayern Munich.

    Are the Wolves back in the title race? This is definitely a potential momentum changer.

  22. GOAL

    Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich - Kevin De Bruyne (73 mins)

    Kevin De Bruyne

    A famous night for Wolfsburg as Max Arnold again in his own half - in a repeat of their third goal - plays Kevin De Bruyne in. The former Chelsea player wrongfoots defender Dante and smashes the ball into the roof of the net.


    Wolfsburg 3-1 Bayern Munich

    Thomas Muller

    It's a double change by Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, who brings off arguably his two biggest goal threats.

    Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller are replaced by Mario Gotze and Claudio Pizarro.

    Moments after the changes, Arjen Robben has a chance tipped over by Wolves keeper Diego Benaglio.

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    Wolfsburg 3-1 Bayern Munich

    It's another chance for Wolfsburg as Luiz Gustavo fires wide from the edge of the box. Twenty minutes to go.

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    Wolfsburg 3-1 Bayern Munich

    Max Arnold is the latest Wolfsburg player to have a shot but it's saved by Manuel Neuer at the far post. A few of their players will struggle to get over this if they do not win - they have missed some chances to seal this.

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    Wolfsburg 3-1 Bayern Munich

    Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost - who is unbelievably on a hat-trick - heads straight at Manuel Neuer.

    The scoring isn't over here - it's hard to call which way this is going to go. A second Bayern goal makes this very tense.

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    Wolfsburg 3-1 Bayern Munich

    What a game! Max Arnold has a chance to make it 4-1 but puts the ball over from six yards out. To be fair to him Ivan Perisic's pull-back was slightly behind him.

  28. GOAL

    Wolfsburg 3-1 Bayern Munich - Juan Bernat (55 mins)

    Oh Naldo, what have you done? Juan Bernat tries to get the ball onto his right foot but totally overruns it. Naldo's touch is even worse however and he plays it straight back to the Spaniard to score.

    Game on?

  29. GOAL

    Wolfsburg 3-0 Bayern Munich - Kevin De Bruyne (53 mins)

    Kevin De Bruyne celebrates

    Remarkable. Kevin De Bruyne runs onto a Max Arnold through ball from his own half, takes a few touches, holds off a few defenders and then slots it past the diving Manuel Neuer from 18 yards out.

    Think Jan Vertonghen's recent goal but not disallowed.


    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich make a change in midfield and it's fairly like for like as 20-year-old Mitchell Weiser comes on for Sebastian Rode.

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    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    It's almost 3-0, this is incredible. A Wolfsburg cross comes all the way across to Daniel Caligiuri, who totally screws his shot wide from six yards out.

    Bayern Munich warming a player up on the sidelines now.


    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    Less than two minutes gone in the second half and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is booked for coming in late on Kevin De Bruyne.

  33. KICK-OFF

    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    Pep Guardiola

    Neither side make any changes at half-time. Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost comes out with a big grin.

    Big 45 minutes for both sides.

  34. KICK-OFF

    Paris St-Germain 1-0 Rennes

    Second half gets going at the Parc des Princes.

  35. 'Sumptuous'

    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    How Wolfsburg saw Bas Dost's second goal...

    Wolfsburg tweet

    Paris St-Germain 1-0 Rennes

    PSG v Rennes stats

    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    Wolfsburg v Bayern stats
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    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    A reminder that back-to-back double winners Bayern Munich haven't lost a meaningful league game (excluding games after they'd already won the title) since Bayer Leverkusen beat them in October 2012.


    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich

    Who saw this coming?

  40. GOAL

    Wolfsburg 2-0 Bayern Munich - Bas Dost (45+2 mins)

    Bas Dost
    Bas Dost celebrates his second

    A brilliant goal, and a huge one at that. A Wolfsburg free-kick is only cleared out to Bas Dost 18 yards out and the Dutch striker hits a wonderful first-time volley which crashes in off the post.


    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Xabi Alonso and Max Arnold are booked

    Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold stops Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso taking a quick free-kick by nipping in from behind and the Spaniard shoves him over in frustration.

    Yellow cards all around.


    Paris St-Germain 1-0 Rennes

    Half time in Paris.

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    It's almost 2-0 as Daniel Caligiuri lifts a ball over the top to Bas Dost in the area, but with keeper Manuel Neuer charging off his line as per usual the Dutchman panics and shoots well wide.

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Five minutes to go until the break at the Volkswagen Arena. Wolfsburg have played well so far. Would be hard to begrudge them this lead (unless you're a Bayern fan).

  45. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Pablo de Roman: I think the issue of a Bayern monopoly lies in the idea that no team should be champions two months before season end.

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    Anon: (Re 20:02 tweet) What monopoly? The Premier League has has five winners in two decades - including Blackburn, exactly 20 years ago. The Bundesliga has had five winners in 11 years, almost half that time.

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Pep Guardiola

    It's end to end in Wolfsburg, as Kevin De Bruyne - who has been lively so far - cuts in from the left wing and fires in a right-footed effort which unfortunately for him flies away from the goal.

    Great match so far.

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    David Alaba, who is playing in midfield tonight for Bayern Munich, hits an effort from 25 yards after Thomas Muller's cross is cleared to him but it's easily kept out by Diego Benaglio.

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    Thiago Silva accidentally kicks David Luiz

    L Higgins: Quality goal from PSG, have to feel for Rennes who were looking solid in defence and pressing well.

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Wolfsburg break as Kevin De Bruyne runs onto a long ball forward, charges down the left wing and pings in a cross which Maximilian Arnold can't turn into the net. Dieter Hecking's side are looking for a second here.

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    Junior Malanda tribute

    Prabesh Nepal: Let's end this monopoly, Come on Wolfsburg, win for Junior Malanda

  52. GOAL

    Paris St-Germain 1-0 Rennes - Ezequiel Lavezzi (29 mins)

    A fantastic goal as Adrien Rabiot plays a first-time ball over the Rennes defence to Javier Pastore, who sidefoots the ball first time across to Ezequiel Lavezzi, who smashes it into the net.

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    Bas Dost

    Lukka Samir: With a day to go for transfer deadline, don't be surprised if Bayern bids for Dost. Isn't it how they have the last laugh?

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Oh such a waste, Wolfsburg have another attack - well their second of the game - but Ivan Perisic's ball over the Bayern Munich defence is past Kevin De Bruyne.

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    It's been all Bayern Munich since the goal and Robert Lewandowski is unable to turn Xabi Alonso's header into the net. Not even 15 minutes gone in this one.

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    Paris St-Germain 0-0 Rennes

    No goals in the opening 20 minutes at the Parc des Princes yet. I'll let you know if that changes.

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben breaks into the box again but Brazilian centre-back Naldo just takes the ball off him and the danger is gone.

    Am I the only one who wonders why Franck Ribery always seems to be rated higher than Robben?

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    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich have a free-kick in a dangerous area - they're so talented you almost expect them to score - but Bastian Schweinsteiger basically lifts the ball into Diego Benaglio's hands.

  59. GOAL

    Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich - Bas Dost (4 mins)

    Bas Dost scores
    Manuel Neuer is beaten
    Wolfsburg score

    Scenes. Wolfsburg break from a Bayern Munich attack, with Luiz Gustavo starting it up after Thomas Muller gives away the ball.

    Kevin De Bruyne has a chance to shoot himself but doesn't; he squares it to Bas Dost - in metres of space - who puts the ball past Manuel Neuer into the bottom corner.

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    Wolfsburg 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Arjen Robben

    Arjen Robben jinks into the box and has a shot blocked. We're 58 seconds in. Could be a long night for Wolfsburg, who are yet to lose at home in the league this season.

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    Guido van Asselt: So the two best fieldplayers in the Bundesliga go head to head. Let´s see who gets on top.

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    Wolfsburg 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Wolfsburg get us under way.

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    Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich

    There now appears to be a period of silence after the applause. Almost time to go.

  64. KICK-OFF

    Paris St-Germain 0-0 Rennes

    Under way in Paris.

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    Ross, Glasgow: I never fail to be impressed with Bayern's matchday squad. That is A LOT of world class players. Hoping for a narrow Wolfsburg win to keep things interesting for the rest of the season.

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    Kevin Strootman

    On the theme of European football, more injury woe for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

    The Netherlands international faces another long spell out after a new injury to his knee was be worse than expected.

    "The scar tissue from my previous operation has been removed successfully today," the Manchester United target tweeted.

    "Unfortunately some cartilaginous damage... was found too. This means I have to take a longer rest period than anticipated earlier.

    "I am extremely disappointed that it will take much longer before I can be back on the pitch again."

  67. LINE-UPS

    Paris St-Germain v Rennes (19:30 GMT)

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    Paris St-Germain are currently third in what was meant to be a one-horse race after Monaco's downsizing.

    Laurent Blanc's side are level on points with second-placed Marseille, and four points off leaders Lyon.

    If Lyon win the league they will ruin one of sport's fantastic statistically anomalies - they have only ever won seven league titles but won them all in consecutive years from 2002 until 2008.

  69. Post update

    As well as Wolfsburg v Bayern, we will be bringing you a sprinkling of updates from Paris St-Germain's game with Rennes.

    Think of the Bundesliga match as the vodka and the Ligue 1 game like a little dash of cola in the glass.

  70. LINE-UPS

    Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich (19:30 GMT)


    Both teams have named strong line-ups today.

    We already knew Franck Ribery would miss today's match through injury, but Bayern start with Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and co.

    Kevin De Bruyne plays for Wolfsburg, but Ivica Olic does not as he joined Hamburg this morning. Andre Schurrle hasn't yet joined Wolfsburg so doesn't play obviously.

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    Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich (19:30 GMT)

    Bayern Munich tweet
  72. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Kevin Logan: I think the winter break will have done Dortmund the world of good and they will steer clear of relegation!

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    Andre Villas-Boas and Brian McDermott

    Bayern Munich haven't lost a meaningful league game in quite a while. If we exclude two games after winning the title in record time last year, their last league defeat was in October 2012.

    If you need an indication of how long ago that was, Brian McDermott's Reading were still in the Premier League.

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    Can Wolfsburg close the gap on Bayern Munich? Is there any way the Bavarians won't win the league?

    Might Borussia Dortmund - second from bottom - actually go down?

    Let us know your thoughts on this, or any other European football musings, you have on Twitter (#bbceurofooty), text (81111, UK only and let us know your name) or on our Facebook page.

    If this was 2006, I'd probably be putting out Bebo and Myspace shoutouts too.

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    Andre Schurrle

    They are about to sign Chelsea's Germany forward Andre Schurrle, 24, in a potential £22m deal. That'll be a great signing, albeit costly, I think we can all agree.

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    German table

    As we return from the winter break, Bayern Munich, as is now traditional, are the runaway leaders. But first up for them is second-placed Wolfsburg.

    Win tonight and Wolfgang Wolf's old club are only eight points behind Bayern.

    And the Wolves are about to get a lot better...

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    Sol Campbell

    It's six weeks since the last Bundesliga game. A lot can happen in six weeks.

    Brian Clough didn't last that long as Leeds manager, Les Reed didn't at Charlton.

    Sol Campbell joined Notts County, played a game and left in less time back in 2009.

    International wars have been waged and won (and lost) in under six weeks.

    So it that enough time for Wolfsburg to have closed the gap on tonight's opponents Bayern Munich?