1. goal
    33'Yuya Osako
Bremen
SV Werder Bremen
Final
12
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
  1. goal
    20'Serge Gnabry
  2. goal
    50'Serge Gnabry
  1. goal
    20'Serge Gnabry
  2. goal
    33'Yuya Osako
  3. goal
    50'Serge Gnabry
  1. yellow card
    36'Niklas Moisander
  2. yellow card
    69'Nuri Sahin
  3. yellow-red card
    90'+2Niklas Moisander
Bremen
SV Werder Bremen
Final
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FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
  1. yellow card
    79'David Alaba
  2. yellow card
    82'Thiago
  1. yellow card
    36'Niklas Moisander
  2. yellow card
    69'Nuri Sahin
  3. yellow card
    79'David Alaba
  4. yellow card
    82'Thiago
  5. yellow-red card
    90'+2Niklas Moisander
  1. substitution
    62'Sebastian Langkamp for Milos Veljkovic
  2. substitution
    67'Kevin Möhwald for Johannes Eggestein
  3. substitution
    76'Claudio Pizarro for Nuri Sahin
Bremen
SV Werder Bremen
Final
12
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
  1. substitution
    37'Kingsley Coman for Franck Ribéry
  2. substitution
    80'Thiago for Serge Gnabry
  3. substitution
    90'+1Martínez for Thomas Müller
  1. substitution
    37'Kingsley Coman for Franck Ribéry
  2. substitution
    62'Sebastian Langkamp for Milos Veljkovic
  3. substitution
    67'Kevin Möhwald for Johannes Eggestein
  4. substitution
    76'Claudio Pizarro for Nuri Sahin
  5. substitution
    80'Thiago for Serge Gnabry
  6. substitution
    90'+1Martínez for Thomas Müller
Bremen
SV Werder Bremen
Final
12
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
Stadium/AttendanceWeserstadion, Bremen42100 viewers
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Resolute Reds overcome Bremen

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FC Bayern beat Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday, returning to winning ways in the Bundesliga. Serge Gnabry put Bayern ahead after 20 minutes. Yuya Osako levelled the scores after the half-hour mark, but Gnabry rounded off his brace after the restart to seal Bayern's victory.

The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Rafinha, Niklas Süle, Jérôme Boateng and David Alaba in a back four. Boss Niko Kovac opted for a twin holding role again, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka anchoring a midfield featuring Gnabry, Thomas Müller and Franck Ribéry, with Robert Lewandowski as lone striker. Kingsley Coman, who has recovered from injury, came on for Ribéry, who left the pitch with a knock late in the first half. Thiago, Bayern's second comeback kid on Saturday, and Javi Martínez took over from Gnabry and Müller in the closing stages.

Serge opens, Werder level

The 42,100 capacity crowd at the Weserstadion saw the Bavarians dominate proceedings from the off. Müller set up Lewandowski in the box, the Poland captain seeing his effort from 12 yards saved by netminder Jiri Pavlenka. Bayern almost camped out in their opponents' half for the first 30 minutes, Kimmich curling the ball just wide of the post, but their pressure paid off when Kimmich's brilliantly perceptive chip found Gnabry in the box, whose shot was saved by Pavlenka, but Gnabry got hold of the ball again and netted the rebound.

Müller glanced a header wide before Bayern eased off a little, and Werder soon scored an equaliser, Osako connecting with a Max Kruse cross and beating Neuer. Lewandowski' miscued 20-yarder meant the scores were level at half-time.

Dominance pays off

Bayern went straight back onto the front foot after the restart. Müller saw an effort blocked, but Gnabry scored his second goal on Saturday to restore Bayern's lead. The German record champions were looking to close out the meeting now, Pavlenka proving equal to another Gnabry shot from a tight angle.

Bremen upped the ante around the hour mark, Johannes Eggestein testing Neuer before Boateng made a fine tackle to stop the Werder forward. An Alaba volley went wide before Neuer made a strong save to deny Max Kruse. Alaba miscued a free-kick before Bremen's Niklas Moisander was sent off for a second bookable offence, and after Lewandowski saw another effort blocked match official Christian Dingert blew for full-time.

The result means Bayern have 24 points from 13 matches. The Bavarians return to action next Saturday, when they entertain Nürnberg in the Bundesliga.

Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

Werder Bremen - FC Bayern 1-2 (HT: 1-1)

Werder Bremen

Pavlenka - Gebre Selassie, Veljkovic (Langkamp 63), Moisander, Augustinsson - J. Eggestein (Möhwald 66), M. Eggestein, Sahin (Pizarro 76), Klaassen - Osako - Kruse

Subs

Plogmann, Friedl, Harnik, Rashika

FC Bayern

Neuer - Rafinha, Süle, Boateng, Alaba - Kimmich, Goretzka - Gnabry (Thiago 80), Müller (90+1 Martínez), Ribéry (38. Coman) - Lewandowski

Subs

Ulreich - Sanches, Robben, Wagner

Referee

Christian Dingert (Lebecksmühle)

Attendance

42,100 (capacity)

Goals

0-1 Gnabry (20), 1-1 Osako (33), 1-2 Gnabry (50)

Yellow Cards

Sahin / Alaba, Thiago

Yellow-red Cards

Moisander (90+3)

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