1. goal
    34'Serge Gnabry
  2. goal
    37'Lewandowski
  3. goal
    52'James Rodríguez
  4. goal
    76'Thomas Müller
  5. goal
    82'Joshua Kimmich
  6. goal
    85'Lewandowski
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
Final
60
Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg
(2:0)
    1. goal
      34'Serge Gnabry
    2. goal
      37'Lewandowski
    3. goal
      52'James Rodríguez
    4. goal
      76'Thomas Müller
    5. goal
      82'Joshua Kimmich
    6. goal
      85'Lewandowski
      FC Bayern
      FC Bayern Munich
      Final
      60
      Wolfsburg
      VfL Wolfsburg
      (2:0)
      1. yellow card
        87'Elvis Rexhbecaj
      1. yellow card
        87'Elvis Rexhbecaj
      1. substitution
        55'Leon Goretzka for Martínez
      2. substitution
        55'Franck Ribéry for Serge Gnabry
      3. substitution
        74'Renato Sanches for James Rodríguez
      FC Bayern
      FC Bayern Munich
      Final
      60
      Wolfsburg
      VfL Wolfsburg
      (2:0)
      1. substitution
        59'Renato Steffen for Admir Mehmedi
      2. substitution
        68'Elvis Rexhbecaj for Maximilian Arnold
      3. substitution
        84'Yunus Malli for Yannick Gerhardt
      1. substitution
        55'Leon Goretzka for Martínez
      2. substitution
        55'Franck Ribéry for Serge Gnabry
      3. substitution
        59'Renato Steffen for Admir Mehmedi
      4. substitution
        68'Elvis Rexhbecaj for Maximilian Arnold
      5. substitution
        74'Renato Sanches for James Rodríguez
      6. substitution
        84'Yunus Malli for Yannick Gerhardt
      FC Bayern
      FC Bayern Munich
      Final
      60
      Wolfsburg
      VfL Wolfsburg
      (2:0)
      Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich75000 viewers
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      Bayern "spurred on" for decisive weeks

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      The battle on three fronts is slowly heating up for Bayern. Four days out from the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Liverpool, the record German champions host VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday (kick-off 15:30, coverage available via our live ticker) in an important game for the Bundesliga title race. "It's a fine line," Niko Kovac said of the current situation where he needs to conserve the team's energy in a busy period of football.

      That, however, changes nothing when it comes to the aims for the match against the Wolves. "First thing's first, we have to win on Saturday because that then gives us the vigour, motivation and hopefully the euphoria for the Liverpool game," the 47-year-old said, while at the same time warning of a form Wolfsburg side. "They're on a really good run and are the second-best away team in the league after us. We absolutely have to watch our backs."

      Seven points made up in four weeks

      Thanks to a monumental effort, Bayern wiped out a seven-point gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund inside just four games and are now level with BVB at the top of the table. The Munich club therefore have no intention of letting that hard work go to waste. "We have to do our homework, otherwise it was all for nothing," Kovac demanded. However, being back level with Dortmund has "spurred the team on".

      "We're getting close to the end, I can sense that every day in training and see it in my players' body language. There's still three months in which we can win everything, but we have to stretch ourselves for that," the Bayern coach declared. The German champions are therefore ready for the final stretch but will have to begin without the services of Arjen Robben (calf injury), Corentin Tolisso (knee) and Kingsley Coman (muscle tear) in Saturday's game. There's also still a question mark over the fitness of David Alaba after he missed out on Friday afternoon's final training session.

      Wolves in form

      In his pre-match press conference, Wolfsburg boss Bruno Labbadia spoke of an "examination" for his team. The Lower Saxony side are unbeaten in their last five league games so are full of confidence. "We want to try and play our game. When we've got the ball we need to have ideas to free ourselves from their unwanted embrace," said the 53-year-old, who will be without Daniel Ginczek, Ignacio Camacho (both ankle) and Ismail Azzaoui (knee) for the visit to the Allianz Arena.