Augsburg
    FC Augsburg
    Final
    01
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:1)
    1. goal
      13'Lewandowski
    1. goal
      13'Lewandowski
    1. yellow card
      15'Rani Khedira
    2. yellow card
      62'Felix Uduokhai
    Augsburg
    FC Augsburg
    Final
    01
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:1)
      1. yellow card
        15'Rani Khedira
      2. yellow card
        62'Felix Uduokhai
      1. substitution
        46'Tobias Strobl for Rani Khedira
      2. substitution
        72'Alfred Finnbogason for Marco Richter
      3. substitution
        72'Florian Niederlechner for André Hahn
      4. substitution
        72'Fredrik Jensen for Ruben Vargas
      Augsburg
      FC Augsburg
      Final
      01
      FC Bayern
      FC Bayern Munich
      (0:1)
      1. substitution
        67'Sané for Lewandowski
      2. substitution
        67'Corentin Tolisso for Serge Gnabry
      3. substitution
        80'Jamal Musiala for Kingsley Coman
      4. substitution
        89'Martínez for Thomas Müller
      1. substitution
        46'Tobias Strobl for Rani Khedira
      2. substitution
        67'Sané for Lewandowski
      3. substitution
        67'Corentin Tolisso for Serge Gnabry
      4. substitution
        72'Alfred Finnbogason for Marco Richter
      5. substitution
        72'Florian Niederlechner for André Hahn
      6. substitution
        72'Fredrik Jensen for Ruben Vargas
      7. substitution
        80'Jamal Musiala for Kingsley Coman
      8. substitution
        89'Martínez for Thomas Müller
      Augsburg
      FC Augsburg
      Final
      01
      FC Bayern
      FC Bayern Munich
      (0:1)
      Stadium/AttendanceWWK Arena, Augsburg
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      Workmanlike Reds overcome Augsburg

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      FC Bayern beat FC Augsburg 1-0 on Wednesday evening, topping the Bundesliga table at the midpoint of the campaign on 39 points from 17 matches, four clear of Leipzig. Bayern were in control throughout the first half, Lewandowski converting an early penalty to reward their dominance. The Reds eased off in the second half, but with no more goals to come, they took three crucial points.

      The German record champions started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Benjamin Pavard, Jérôme Boateng, David Alaba and Lucas Hernández in a back four. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka anchored a midfield featuring Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller and Kingsley Coman, with Lewandowski as sole striker. Leroy Sané and Corentin Tolisso took over from Gnabry and Lewandowski midway through the second half, Jamal Musiala and Javi Martínez replacing Coman and Müller in the closing stages.

      String of chances

      Bayern were dominant throughout the first half, Lewandowski miscuing a header before Hernández was fouled in the box, the Polish striker converting from the spot to hand Bayern an early lead. Keeper Rafal Gikiewicz parried a Gnabry shot, Müller smashing the rebound wide.

      Lewandowski fired over before shooting wide from distance. A Goretzka back-heel only just evaded Müller. Kimmich rifled wide and Gnabry saw an effort saved, and after Lewandowski hit the post Bayern were one goal up at half-time but rued the missed chances to extend their lead.

      On tenterhooks

      Bayern eased off after the break, with the hosts enjoying a spell in command, but Augsburg failed to create clear-cut chances. Bayern set up camp in their oppnents' half around the hour mark but proved uninspired in attack, and stray passing spoiled promising moves. A Daniel Caligiuri effort went wide before Goretzka tested Gikiewicz at the other end.

      The biggest scare came when Augsburg were awarded a penalty for handball but sub Alfred Finnbogason hit the post. Fredrik Jensen put a shot over the bar before Müller had the ball in the back of the net but it had been out of play. Augsburg upped the pressure in search of an equaliser, Felix Uduokhai heading wide, but Bayern saw out the storm and sealed three points.

      The result means Bayern are four points clear of Leipzig, who beat Union Berlin on Wednesday. The Bavarians will be back in action on Sunday, when they travel to face FC Schalke.

      Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

      FC Augsburg - FC Bayern 0-1 (HT: 0-1)

      FC Augsburg

      Gikiewicz – Oxford, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai – Caligiuri, Khedira (Strobl 46), Gruezo, Iago – Vargas (Jensen 72), Richter (Finnbogason 72), Hahn (Niederlechner 72)

      Subs

      Koubek – Gumny, Pedersen, Suchy, Sarenren, Bazee

      FC Bayern

      Neuer – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Hernández – Kimmich, Goretzka – Gnabry (Sané 66), Müller (Martínez 89), Coman (Musiala 80) – Lewandowski (Tolisso 66)

      Subs

      Nübel – Süle, Costa, Davies, Sarr

      Referee

      Matthias Jöllenbeck (Freiburg)

      Goals

      0-1 Lewandowski (13, pen)

      Yellow Cards

      Khedira, Uduokhai / -

      Special Occurrences

      Finnbogason misses penalty (76)

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