Düsseldorf
    Fortuna Düsseldorf
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:3)
    1. goal
      11'Joshua Kimmich
    2. goal
      27'Corentin Tolisso
    3. goal
      34'Serge Gnabry
    4. goal
      70'Coutinho
    1. goal
      11'Joshua Kimmich
    2. goal
      27'Corentin Tolisso
    3. goal
      34'Serge Gnabry
    4. goal
      70'Coutinho
    1. yellow card
      36'Rouwen Hennings
    Düsseldorf
    Fortuna Düsseldorf
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:3)
    1. yellow card
      22'Martínez
    1. yellow card
      22'Martínez
    2. yellow card
      36'Rouwen Hennings
    1. substitution
      66'Markus Suttner for Oliver Fink
    2. substitution
      79'Marcel Sobottka for Dawid Kownacki
    3. substitution
      87'Jean Zimmer for Erik Thommy
    Düsseldorf
    Fortuna Düsseldorf
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:3)
    1. substitution
      64'Perišić for Serge Gnabry
    2. substitution
      71'Thiago for Corentin Tolisso
    3. substitution
      76'Leon Goretzka for Joshua Kimmich
    1. substitution
      64'Perišić for Serge Gnabry
    2. substitution
      66'Markus Suttner for Oliver Fink
    3. substitution
      71'Thiago for Corentin Tolisso
    4. substitution
      76'Leon Goretzka for Joshua Kimmich
    5. substitution
      79'Marcel Sobottka for Dawid Kownacki
    6. substitution
      87'Jean Zimmer for Erik Thommy
    Düsseldorf
    Fortuna Düsseldorf
    Final
    04
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:3)
    Stadium/AttendanceMerkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf53000 viewers
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    On-fire Reds breeze past Düsseldorf

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    FC Bayern beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, cutting the gap to top spot to one point and handing coach Hansi Flick the third victory in his third match in charge. Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry handed Bayern a comfortable half-time lead, Philippe Coutinho rounding off the scoreline midway through the second half.

    The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Pavard, Javi Martínez, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Joshua Kimmich filled the holding role behind Tolisso and Thomas Müller, with Gnabry and Coutinho out wide and striker Robert Lewandowski up front. Ivan Perišić, Thiago and Leon Goretzka took over from Gnabry, Tolisso and Kimmich in the second half.

    Three up at half-time

    The 51,155 full house in Düsseldorf saw Bayern go straight onto the front foot, Lewandowski seeing a shot blocked. A Müller effort was deflected for a corner, but Kimmich soon opened the scoring from the edge of the box. Müller shone with a back-heel into the path of Lewandowski, who fired just wide from a tight angle.

    Bayern doubled the advantage when Müller intercepted a clearance, Gnabry's cross inviting Tolisso to fire home. Lewandowski sidestepped three opponents before spreading the ball across goal with the outside of his boot, Gnabry hitting the post. The latter soon atoned for his miss, capitalising on a mix-up in Fortuna's box, smashing home from close range.

    Cruise control

    Bayern eased off after half-time, with Fortuna looking for a reply. Neuer proved equal to a Dawid Kownacki effort before Oliver Fink miscued from 20 yards. Lewandowski drew a save from Fortuna netminder Zackary Steffen, but Coutinho made it four when he tapped in a Lewandowski square.

    The hosts had the ball in the back of the net, but the linesman's flag was raised for offside. Fortuna's Matthias Zimmermann and Rouwen Hennings fired wide from distance, but chances proved few and far between in the closing stages, match official Frank Willenborg blowing for full-time.

    The result means Bayern have 24 points from 12 matches, one point short of leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach, who lost 2-0 to Union Berlin. The Bavarians will be back in action on Tuesday, when they travel to face Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League before entertaining Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga next Saturday.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    Fortuna Düsseldorf - FC Bayern 0-4 (HT: 0-3)

    Fortuna Düsseldorf

    Steffen - Zimmermann, Ayhan, Adams, Gießelmann - Bodzek, Morales - Thommy (Zimmer 87), Fink (Suttner 65), Kownacki (Sobottka 79) - Hennings

    Subs

    Bormut, Baker, Tekpetey, Ampomah, Hoffmann, Kastenmeier

    FC Bayern

    Neuer - Pavard, Martínez, Alaba, Davies - Kimmich (Goretzka 76) - Tolisso (Thiago 71), Müller - Gnabry (Perišić 63), Lewandowski, Coutinho

    Subs

    Ulreich – Cuisance, Mai, Coman

    Referee

    Frank Willenborg (Osnabrück)

    Attendance

    51,155 (capacity)

    Goals

    0-1 Kimmich (11), 0-2 Tolisso (27), 0-3 Gnabry (34), 0-4 Coutinho (70)

    Yellow Cards

    Hennings / Martínez

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