1. goal
    18'Lewandowski
  2. goal
    22'Serge Gnabry
  3. goal
    23'Lewandowski
  4. goal
    39'Lewandowski
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    1. goal
      18'Lewandowski
    2. goal
      22'Serge Gnabry
    3. goal
      23'Lewandowski
    4. goal
      39'Lewandowski
    1. red card
      11'Alphonso Davies
    2. yellow card
      37'Boateng
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    Stuttgart
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    1. yellow card
      62'Gonzalo Castro
    2. yellow card
      86'Marc Oliver Kempf
    1. red card
      11'Alphonso Davies
    2. yellow card
      37'Boateng
    3. yellow card
      62'Gonzalo Castro
    4. yellow card
      86'Marc Oliver Kempf
    1. substitution
      61'Kingsley Coman for Serge Gnabry
    2. substitution
      70'Choupo-Moting for Lewandowski
    3. substitution
      83'Martínez for Thomas Müller
    4. substitution
      83'Jamal Musiala for Sané
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    Stuttgart
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    1. substitution
      34'Mateo Klimowicz for Silas Wamangituka
    2. substitution
      46'Nicolás González for Borna Sosa
    3. substitution
      46'Philipp Förster for Naouirou Ahamada
    4. substitution
      76'Daniel Didavi for Gonzalo Castro
    5. substitution
      76'Atakan Karazor for Wataru Endo
    1. substitution
      34'Mateo Klimowicz for Silas Wamangituka
    2. substitution
      46'Nicolás González for Borna Sosa
    3. substitution
      46'Philipp Förster for Naouirou Ahamada
    4. substitution
      61'Kingsley Coman for Serge Gnabry
    5. substitution
      70'Choupo-Moting for Lewandowski
    6. substitution
      76'Daniel Didavi for Gonzalo Castro
    7. substitution
      76'Atakan Karazor for Wataru Endo
    8. substitution
      83'Martínez for Thomas Müller
    9. substitution
      83'Jamal Musiala for Sané
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    Stuttgart
    VfB Stuttgart
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    Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich
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    Bayern decimated but victorious

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    FC Bayern beat VfB Stuttgart 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. An early setback came when Alphonso Davies saw a red card, but Bayern never seemed to notice being a man down, hat-trick man Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry handing them a four-goal lead before half-time. The match ebbed in the second half but Bayern were always closer to a fifth than Stuttgart to a consolation goal and sealed a merited victory before the international break.

    The Bavarians lined up with Manuel Neuer in goal and Benjamin Pavard, Jérôme Boateng, Niklas Süle and Davies in a back four. David Alaba and Leon Goretzka anchored a midfield featuring Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller and Gnabry, with hitman Lewandowski up front. Alaba dropped to left-back after Davies was sent off. Kingsley Coman, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Jamal Musiala and Javi Martínez took over from Gnabry, Lewandowski, Sané and Müller in the second half.

    One man down, four goals up

    Stuttgart made a bold start to the game, Gonzalo Castro seeing an effort deflected behind and Naouriou Ahamada firing off target, Goretzka shooting wide at the other end. The hosts were decimated to ten men when Davies saw a yellow card for a challenge on Wataru Endo but received his marching orders after VAR intervention. Sasa Kalajdzic tested Neuer, but Bayern hit the gas now and drew first blood when Lewandowski was quickest to react to Gnabry's low cross and tapped in.

    Bayern shone with fine interplay in the box, Gnabry crowning it when he buried past keeper Gregor Kobel. The Swabians were increasingly reeling, and Bayern twisted the knife when Müller's pinpoint cross found Lewandowski, who headed home. The world's best player led his markers a merry dance all afternoon and rounded off his hat-trick when he got hold of a loose ball following a mix-up in the box and smashed home.

    Cruise control

    The match ebbed as Bayern engaged cruise control after the interval. Süle blasted over from distance, Neuer denied Kalajdzic at the other end. A Coman cross only just evaded Müller before Lewandowski miscued from ten yards. Stuttgart dominated possession now but Munich were always closer to a fifth than the Swabians to a consolation goal.

    Neuer proved equal to a Mateo Klimowicz effort, a Sané drive whistling inches over the bar. Goretzka and Choupo-Moting miscued their finishes, and both sides saw a number of shots blocked before match official Daniel Schlager blew for full-time.

    The result means Bayern have 61 points from 26 matches, four clear of RB Leipzig. A number of FCB pros will be on national team duty during the international break before the Reds return to action on 3 April, when they travel to face Leipzig in the Bundesliga's mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    FC Bayern - VfB Stuttgart 4-0 (HT: 4-0)

    FC Bayern

    Neuer – Pavard, Boateng, Süle, Davies – Alaba, Goretzka – Sané (Musiala 83), Müller (Martínez 83), Gnabry (Coman 60) – Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 70)

    Subs

    Nübel – Sarr, Hernández, Roca, Dantas

    VfB Stuttgart

    Kobel – Mavropanos, Anton, Kempf – Wamangituka (Klimowicz 35), Endo (Karazor 76), Ahamada (Förster 46), Sosa (González 46) – Castro (Didavi 76), Coulibaly – Kalajdzic

    Subs

    Bredlow – Stenzel, Klement, Massimo

    Referee

    Daniel Schlager (Hügelsheim)

    Goals

    1-0 Lewandowski (18), 2-0 Gnabry (22), 3-0 Lewandowski (23), 4-0 Lewandowski (39)

    Yellow Cards

    Boateng / Castro, Kempf

    Red Cards

    Davies (12)

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