German Bundesliga
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Bayern Munich 5-2 SV Werder Bremen

Bayern Munich

German champions Bayern Munich twice fought back from behind to beat Werder Bremen in a seven-goal thriller.

Right-back Theodor Gebre Selassie put Bremen ahead before Franck Ribery equalised for the home side.

Bremen led at half-time through skipper Aaron Hunt, only for Bayern to exert their authority in the second half.

Veteran striker Claudio Pizarro scored twice in four minutes before Bastian Schweinsteiger and substitute Arjen Robben wrapped up the win.

Bayern held a minute's silence before kick-off at the Allianz Arena in tribute to ex-Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, who died aged 45 on Friday.

Bayern Munich

Vilanova was assistant to Bayern boss Pep Guardiola at the Nou Camp between 2008 and 2012, before he took charge when his great friend Guardiola decided to take a break from football.

Guardiola and his players also wore black armbands during the match.

Bayern, who wrapped up the Bundesliga title in March, rested a number of players with Tuesday's crucial Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid in mind.

The Spanish side go to the Allianz Arena defending a 1-0 first-leg lead against holders Bayern.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 23WeiserSubstituted forLahmat 45'minutes
  • 27AlabaSubstituted forContentoat 76'minutes
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 17Boateng
  • 4DanteSubstituted forRobbenat 73'minutes
  • 25MüllerBooked at 38mins
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 14Pizarro
  • 19Götze
  • 7Ribéry

Substitutes

  • 9Mandzukic
  • 10Robben
  • 21Lahm
  • 26Contento
  • 32Raeder
  • 39Kroos

Werder Bremen

  • 20Wolf
  • 8Fritz
  • 2Garcia
  • 44Bargfrede
  • 15Prödl
  • 3CaldirolaBooked at 76mins
  • 23Gebre Selassie
  • 16Junuzovic
  • 9Di SantoSubstituted forEliaat 71'minutes
  • 14HuntSubstituted forKroosat 83'minutes
  • 6MakiadiSubstituted forIgnjovskiat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mielitz
  • 5Lukimya
  • 11Elia
  • 17Ignjovski
  • 18Kroos
  • 24Petersen
  • 25Zander
Referee:
Guido Winkmann
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamWerder Bremen
Possession
Home77%
Away23%
Shots
Home23
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 2.

Foul by Diego Contento (FC Bayern München).

Clemens Fritz (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Felix Kroos.

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen).

Dangerous play by Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München).

Theodor Gebre Selassie (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Luca Caldirola.

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Felix Kroos replaces Aaron Hunt.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Aleksandar Ignjovski.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Santiago Garcia.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Jerome Boateng tries a through ball, but Arjen Robben is caught offside.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Zlatko Junuzovic.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Sebastian Prödl.

Attempt blocked. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Götze.

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

Dangerous play by Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen).

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Philipp Bargfrede.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Diego Contento replaces David Alaba.

Booking

Luca Caldirola (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Luca Caldirola (SV Werder Bremen).

Foul by Mario Götze (FC Bayern München).

Sebastian Prödl (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 2. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben replaces Dante.

Attempt saved. Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Santiago Garcia.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Prödl (SV Werder Bremen) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Zlatko Junuzovic with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Eljero Elia replaces Franco Di Santo.

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by David Alaba.

Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Attempt saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Götze.

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