Match ends, FC Bayern München 3, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.
Bayern Munich benefitted from a historic video replay decision as they opened the Bundesliga season with a win against Bayer Leverkusen at a rain-soaked Allianz Arena.
The defending champions, who are bidding for a sixth successive title, were given a second-half penalty after referee Tobias Stieler consulted the video assistant referee (VAR) system which has been introduced to the German top flight.
The official was unsure Robert Lewandowski had been fouled but, after going to the video referees based in Cologne, he awarded a spot-kick and the Poland striker converted for 3-0.
Bayern took an early lead when centre-back Niklas Sule headed in Sebastian Rudy's inswinging free-kick as the two summer arrivals from Hoffenheim combined.
Corentin Tolisso, another new signing from French side Lyon, doubled the lead with a close-range header after the visitors failed to deal with a corner.
After a heavy thunderstorm led to the second half being delayed by about 15 minutes, Lewandowski confidently converted low into the corner when Charles Aranguiz pulled back the Bayern player by his shoulder.
The away side, who flirted with relegation last season before finishing 12th, reduced the deficit when Admir Mehmedi lashed in a 20-yard drive.
But it was not enough to stop Carlo Ancelotti's side, who were missing a host of key players through injury, extending their unbeaten home run to a 23rd league match.
Bayern have won 18 and drawn five since losing to Mainz in March 2016.
- 5HummelsSubstituted forFerreira de Souzaat 62'minutes
- 23VidalBooked at 63mins
- 25MüllerSubstituted forRobbenat 61'minutes
- 7RibérySubstituted forComanat 77'minutes
- 13Ferreira de Souza
- 35Renato Sanches
- 5BenderSubstituted forDragovicat 45'minutes
- 21KohrBooked at 8mins
- 20AránguizBooked at 52minsSubstituted forKamplat 61'minutes
- 9BaileySubstituted forBrandtat 45'minutes
- Tobias Stieler
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.
Hand ball by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).
Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.
Attempt blocked. Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.
Attempt missed. Julian Brandt (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Kampl (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Brandt.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Corentin Tolisso.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Rudy.
Hand ball by Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Foul by Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arjen Robben following a fast break.
Attempt blocked. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rafinha.
Julian Brandt (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).
Attempt missed. Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Julian Brandt.
Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München).
Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.