German Bundesliga
StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0Bayern MunichBayern Munich1

VfB Stuttgart 0-1 Bayern Munich

Ulreich's save extended Bayern's winning run to five games
Ulreich's save extended Bayern's winning run to five games

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as the Bundesliga leaders beat Stuttgart to move 11 points clear at the top.

Substitute Thomas Muller scored late on, turning in Kingsley Coman's cross at the near post.

Stuttgart were then given the chance to equalise with a penalty, awarded by the video assistant referee for Niklas Sule's foul on Santiago Ascacibar.

However, Ulreich held Chadrac Akolo's weak effort to secure the win.

"Sven Ulreich is worth his weight in gold to us," said Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes, whose side host Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup third round on Wednesday.

"If the players rest and free their heads, I am confident we can beat Dortmund again."

Dortmund ended a run of seven games without a win at home as they edged Hoffenheim 2-1.

American teenager Christian Pulisic tapped home the winner in the final minute to cap a turnaround after Hoffenheim had led through Mark Uth's neat finish.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised from the penalty spot following a foul on Shinji Kagawa.

"We were lucky to get the second goal, the boys tried everything and threw the kitchen sink at them," said new Dortmund head coach Peter Stoeger, who oversaw his second successive win.

Dortmund move up to third in the table, two points behind second-placed Schalke, who drew 2-2 at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Line-ups

Stuttgart

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Zieler
  • 21Pavard
  • 28Badstuber
  • 5Baumgartl
  • 32BeckBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBrekaloat 81'minutes
  • 6Ascacibar
  • 20Gentner
  • 3AogoBooked at 53minsSubstituted forAsanoat 81'minutes
  • 19Akolo
  • 31Özcan
  • 9TeroddeSubstituted forKaminskiat 47'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Insúa
  • 7Brekalo
  • 8Grgic
  • 11Asano
  • 13Grahl
  • 35Kaminski
  • 39Sessa

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 26Ulreich
  • 32Kimmich
  • 17BoatengBooked at 31mins
  • 5HummelsSubstituted forSüleat 68'minutes
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaBooked at 90mins
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 24TolissoSubstituted forMüllerat 65'minutes
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 23Vidal
  • 29ComanSubstituted forAlabaat 84'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 4Süle
  • 7Ribéry
  • 14Bernat
  • 19Rudy
  • 22Starke
  • 25Müller
  • 27Alaba
Referee:
Patrick Ittrich
Attendance:
58,885

Match Stats

Home TeamStuttgartAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, VfB Stuttgart 0, FC Bayern München 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, VfB Stuttgart 0, FC Bayern München 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Niklas Süle.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Chadrac Akolo (VfB Stuttgart) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Booking

    Rafinha (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty VfB Stuttgart. Santiago Ascacibar draws a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Video Review: Penalty Kick. Referee decision on field is overturned.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match (FC Bayern München). Video Review.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arturo Vidal with a through ball.

  13. Post update

    Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Jérôme Boateng.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chadrac Akolo (VfB Stuttgart) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josip Brekalo.

  15. Post update

    Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Jérôme Boateng.

  16. Post update

    Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Joshua Kimmich.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Holger Badstuber (VfB Stuttgart) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by David Alaba.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Takuma Asano (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Timo Baumgartl (VfB Stuttgart) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josip Brekalo with a cross.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th December 2017

  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0Bayern MunichBayern Munich1
  • Köln1. FC Köln1WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg0
  • FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2SchalkeFC Schalke 042
  • AugsburgFC Augsburg3FreiburgSC Freiburg3
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen2MainzMainz 052
  • B DortmundBorussia Dortmund2Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich17132237112641
2Schalke178632821730
3B Dortmund1784539241528
4RB Leipzig168442522328
5B Mgladbach178452728-128
6B Leverkusen1676330191127
7Hoffenheim177552722526
8Frankfurt177552018226
9Augsburg176652723424
10Hannover166462022-222
11Hertha Berlin165652323021
12Wolfsburg1731042121019
13Freiburg174761731-1419
14Stuttgart1752101321-817
15Mainz174581928-917
16Werder Bremen173681320-715
17Hamburg1743101525-1015
18Köln1713131032-226
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