Allianz Arena, Munich
Allianz Arena, Munich
  1. goal
    17'Thiago Alcántara
  2. goal
    25'Xabi Alonso
  3. goal
    45'Robert Lewandowski
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
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Leipzig
RB Leipzig
(3:0)
    1. goal
      17'Thiago Alcántara
    2. goal
      25'Xabi Alonso
    3. goal
      45'Robert Lewandowski
    1. yellow card
      56'Arturo Vidal
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    Final
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    Leipzig
    RB Leipzig
    (3:0)
    1. red card
      30'Emil Forsberg
    2. yellow card
      58'Marcel Sabitzer
    1. red card
      30'Emil Forsberg
    2. yellow card
      56'Arturo Vidal
    3. yellow card
      58'Marcel Sabitzer
    1. substitution
      45'Franck Ribéry for Arjen Robben
    2. substitution
      67'Juan Bernat for David Alaba
    3. substitution
      75'Joshua Kimmich for Arturo Vidal
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    Final
    30
    Leipzig
    RB Leipzig
    (3:0)
    1. substitution
      45'Dominik Kaiser for Naby Keita
    2. substitution
      59'Davie Selke for Timo Werner
    3. substitution
      82'Oliver Burke for Marcel Sabitzer
    1. substitution
      45'Franck Ribéry for Arjen Robben
    2. substitution
      45'Dominik Kaiser for Naby Keita
    3. substitution
      59'Davie Selke for Timo Werner
    4. substitution
      67'Juan Bernat for David Alaba
    5. substitution
      75'Joshua Kimmich for Arturo Vidal
    6. substitution
      82'Oliver Burke for Marcel Sabitzer
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    Final
    30
    Leipzig
    RB Leipzig
    (3:0)
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    Lahm, Robben and balance against Leipzig

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    FC Bayern take on RB Leipzig in the last match before the winter break on Wednesday (Live in English from 20.00 CET in our live ticker and on FCBayern.tv Web Radio), and the encounter between the German record champions and the Bundesliga new boys is also a showdown between the sides lying first and second in the table. "The top clash in German football at this point: who would have thought it at the beginning of the season?" commented Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Carlo Ancelotti called the encounter "a fantastic match for everyone who loves football. It's important, but not decisive. But we want to win of course."

    With the holidays on the horizon, the Bavarians expect very tough opposition in the final match of the year. "Leipzig will make it more difficult for us than hardly any other team," said Rummenigge, calling the newcomers' displays in the first half of the season "very strong. I have the highest respect for the performances of this team and their coach."

    "We must focus on our own quality"

    Carlo Ancelotti

    "A decent performance won't do against Leipzig," warned Mats Hummels, who like all Bavarians and probably all football fans is surprised by the promoted side: "They've played at a very high level from Matchday 1. Nobody would have expected them to go on like this." Ancelotti agreed: "Leipzig have surprised everyone. They have a young team with lots of enthusiasm. They play as a team, with high intensity, and they're quick on the break."

    Ancelotti cautioned against these strengths. "But we have to focus on our own quality rather than the opposition's," the 57-year-old stressed. "We don't need to change anything. Instead, we must control the game with our style, our identity and concentration." The Bayern head coach identified "the balance" between defence and attack as the "key factor" for a successful finale.

    Lahm and Robben ready

    The injury roster has not grown before the match against Leipzig. Only Jérôme Boateng, Kingsley Coman and Julian Green miss out with injury. Arjen Robben and Philipp Lahm have shaken off muscular problems and reported fit on Tuesday. "Robben is okay. Lahm is okay. They exercised today. No problem." Ancelotti has a plan regarding the starting line-up, but the final decision will be made on the matchday. There will be "no revolution" in terms of the line-up, the Italian revealed.

    Bayern are ready for the last big match of the year. "Small against big, promoted side against Bayern Munich: the game is wonderful for the whole German footballing family as the final match of the year," commented Thomas Müller, before concluding: "It will be wonderful for us too, provided we win."

    Pre-match news from Leipzig:

    Sporting director Ralf Rangnick:"In terms of individual quality, we're up against probably the best opponents we've ever faced. If we want to win we need the best performance possible. But I trust our team. Everything's optional, there's no obligation this time. Wednesday's match is a bonus game for us, we can only win in this match."

    Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl:"FC Bayern are one of the best teams in the world. We'll have courage, a clear plan and lots of confidence, and we won't hide. I want our opponents to be forced to turn in more than 110 kilometres and feel on the next day they've taken on RB Leipzig. We want to make it as difficult as possible for FC Bayern."

    Unavailable: Marvin Compper (ankle injury), Ken Gipson (broken ankle), Lukas Klostermann (torn crucial ligament), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (knee)

    Doubtful: Marcel Halstenberg (bruised thigh), Naby Keita (thigh)


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