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B Leverkusen1Bayern Munich3

Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern Munich

Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery has taken 10 Bundesliga games of an injury-hit season to score his first goal

Bayern Munich went 14 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after beating Bayer Leverkusen in the first game following the winter break.

Javi Martinez blasted in the opener from close range.

Leon Bailey hit the bar for Leverkusen moments before Franck Ribery cut in from the left and slammed home his first league goal of the season.

Kevin Volland pulled one back with a deflected strike, but James Rodriguez curled in a wonderful late free-kick.

Sandro Wagner, a second-half substitute, made his first Bayern appearance for over 10 years. The champions re-signed their former youth striker from Hoffenheim this summer.

Second-placed Schalke are away to RB Leipzig on Saturday (17:30 GMT).

Line-ups

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 4Tah
  • 5Bender
  • 18Wendell
  • 38BellarabiBooked at 15minsSubstituted forHenrichsat 60'minutes
  • 8Bender
  • 21KohrSubstituted forAlarioat 65'minutes
  • 9Bailey
  • 29Havertz
  • 10BrandtSubstituted forMehmediat 77'minutes
  • 31VollandBooked at 10mins

Substitutes

  • 3Retsos
  • 13Alario
  • 14Mehmedi
  • 15Baumgartlinger
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 28Özcan
  • 39Henrichs

Bayern Munich

  • 26Ulreich
  • 13RafinhaBooked at 42mins
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Süle
  • 27Alaba
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 23Vidal
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forComanat 65'minutes
  • 25MüllerBooked at 27minsSubstituted forTolissoat 90+2'minutes
  • 7RibérySubstituted forWagnerat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wagner
  • 14Bernat
  • 19Rudy
  • 22Starke
  • 24Tolisso
  • 29Coman
  • 32Kimmich
Referee:
Daniel Siebert
Attendance:
30,210

Match Stats

Home TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1, FC Bayern München 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1, FC Bayern München 3.

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

Foul by Leon Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Corentin Tolisso replaces Thomas Müller.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1, FC Bayern München 3. James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sven Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Hand ball by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a headed pass.

Foul by Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern München).

Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Sandro Wagner replaces Franck Ribéry.

Foul by James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München).

Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lucas Alario (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Admir Mehmedi replaces Julian Brandt.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Jérôme Boateng.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kai Havertz.

Attempt missed. Sven Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Bailey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by David Alaba.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1, FC Bayern München 2. Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kai Havertz.

James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Hand ball by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Kingsley Coman replaces Arjen Robben.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Lucas Alario replaces Dominik Kohr.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by David Alaba.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Arjen Robben.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Bailey.

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

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Benjamin Henrichs replaces Karim Bellarabi.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, FC Bayern München 2. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich18142240122844
2Schalke178632821730
3B Dortmund1784539241528
4B Leverkusen187743526928
5RB Leipzig178452725228
6B Mgladbach178452728-128
7Hoffenheim177552722526
8Frankfurt177552018226
9Augsburg176652723424
10Hertha Berlin176652625124
11Hannover176562426-223
12Wolfsburg1731042121019
13Freiburg174761731-1419
14Stuttgart1752101321-817
15Mainz174581928-917
16Werder Bremen173681320-715
17Hamburg1743101525-1015
18Köln1713131032-226
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