Borussia Monchengladbach 0-2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich comfortably beat Borussia Monchengladbach to move 10 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Mario Gotze hit the post before firing home from Thomas Muller's cutback after seven minutes.

Muller doubled their lead in the second half with a penalty following a Granit Xhaka handball.

Bayern's victory, in the first match following the Bundesliga's winter break, extends their unbeaten league run to 42 games.

European and German champions Bayern, who were without injured pair Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger, extended their lead over Sami Hyypia's Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer visit Freiburg on Saturday, but will have played a game more than Pep Guardiola's dominant side.

Gladbach, who are third in the table, had previously only dropped two points in their nine home games this season.

Manchester United boss David Moyes was at the match scouting potential signings

Manchester United boss David Moyes was at the match, with the club linked to Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Patrick Herrmann and striker Max Kruse, and Batern Munich centre-back Dante.

Line-ups

B M'gladbach

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 27Korb
  • 17WendtBooked at 36mins
  • 23KramerBooked at 81mins
  • 39Stranzl
  • 15Dominguez Soto
  • 7HerrmannSubstituted forHrgotaat 75'minutes
  • 34Xhaka
  • 10Kruse
  • 11Raffael
  • 18Arango

Substitutes

  • 3Daems
  • 8Rupp
  • 9de Jong
  • 16Nordtveit
  • 25Younes
  • 31Hrgota
  • 33Heimeroth

Bayern Mun

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Rafinha
  • 27Alaba
  • 21Lahm
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Dante
  • 25Müller
  • 39KroosBooked at 79minsSubstituted forHöjbjergat 87'minutes
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forPizarroat 81'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 11ShaqiriSubstituted forRobbenat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Robben
  • 14Pizarro
  • 22Starke
  • 23Weiser
  • 26Contento
  • 34Höjbjerg
  • 38Sallahi
Referee:
Peter Gagelmann
Attendance:
54,010

Match Stats

Home TeamB M'gladbachAway TeamBayern Mun
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away24
Shots on Target
Home5
Away13
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

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

Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0, FC Bayern München 2.
Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Hand ball by Dante (FC Bayern München).
Hand ball by Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München).
Attempt saved. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dante with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg replaces Toni Kroos.
Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Claudio Pizarro.
Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Rafinha.
Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Álvaro Domínguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Oscar Wendt (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Mario Götze.

Booking

Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Rafinha.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben replaces Xherdan Shaqiri.

Booking

Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München).
Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.
Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Dante.
Attempt blocked. Branimir Hrgota (Borussia Mönchengladbach) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raffael.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Branimir Hrgota replaces Patrick Herrmann.
Offside, FC Bayern München. Jerome Boateng tries a through ball, but Mario Götze is caught offside.
Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Attempt saved. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.
Offside, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Oscar Wendt tries a through ball, but Max Kruse is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Raffael.
Dante (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Max Kruse (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Attempt missed. Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Granit Xhaka.
Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Christoph Kramer following a fast break.
Foul by Mario Götze (FC Bayern München).
Álvaro Domínguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Oscar Wendt (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Attempt missed. Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Juan Arango.
Attempt saved. Max Kruse (Borussia Mönchengladbach) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Patrick Herrmann.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Rafinha (FC Bayern München) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Martin Stranzl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Max Kruse with a cross.
Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Rafinha.
Offside, FC Bayern München. Jerome Boateng tries a through ball, but Xherdan Shaqiri is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Borussia Mönchengladbach 0, FC Bayern München 2. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty conceded by Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Attempt blocked. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mario Götze.
Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.
Attempt missed. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross following a corner.
Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Marc-André ter Stegen.
Attempt saved. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.
goal