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Resilient Bayern triumph at the death

A vastly improved second half display saw Bayern come from behind and seal a last-gasp but thoroughly merited victory over Hoffenheim on Tuesday evening, courtesy of Daniel van Buyten's stoppage-time winner.

The 30,150 capacity crowd at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim saw Vedad Ibisevic stun the champions with the opening goal after just 36 seconds, and there was a let-off at the end of a poor half from a Bavarian point of view when Sejad Salihovic struck the goal frame from a free-kick.

Bayern were a side transformed after the break and Thomas Müller deservedly levelled just after the hour, but there was a setback too as Munich lost Franck Ribery to an injury sustained in the build-up to the equaliser. The double winners piled on the pressure right to the end and were rewarded when the outstanding Van Buyten bundled the winner over the line in the first minute of stoppage time.

The result moves the Bavarians up to seventh with eight points from five matches, still seven points off top spot - and early leaders Mainz are Bayern’s next Bundesliga opponents at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.