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Bayern Munich dominate Freiburg for a 2-0 victory

Goals from Arjen Robben and Thomas Müller saw FC Bayern past Freiburg on the day.

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Bayern Munich controlled Tuesday's match against Freiburg from the opening kickoff on the way to a 2-0 victory. Bayern would end the match with over 81% possession, according to WhoScored. Yes, you read that right. Freiburg barely saw the ball throughout the entire contest.

Freiburg started the match comfortable in their defensive shell allowing FC Bayern all the time in the world on the ball. Several early opportunities, mostly from crossing the ball into the box, for Bayern were snuffed out by Freiburg's backline. The visitors, on the other hand, showed that they were more than capable of a quick-strike counterattack. Christian Günter broke free and was one-on-one with Manuel Neuer, but Rafinha sneaked in behind him and poked the ball away to Neuer before the Freiburg man could get off a shot.

Bayern had three opportunities to hit the back of the net around the 20th minute, but they failed on each occasion. First, Thomas Müller brought the ball down around the penalty area, but his sliding striker went just wide. That was followed up by Arjen Robben picking up a loose ball just outside of the area and ripping a shot just wide of the post. Finally, in what surely should've been a goal, Mario Götze broke through the Freiburg backline and brought the ball down with his chest, but his shot was saved by Roman Bürki to keep the match scoreless.

Guardiola was forced to go to his bench to replace Benatia after the Moroccan picked up what appeared to be a groin injury. Jerome Boateng was brought on to replace him to keep Bayern balanced on the field.

Then, just before the half, ROBBERY struck. Xabi Alonso played a ball over the top to Franck Ribery. The Frenchman headed the ball back into the area to Robben who placed it into the back of the net back Bürki to give Bayern the 1-0 lead. The goal was Robben's 100th with Bayern Munich

Bayern started the second half off with a bang when Thomas Müller scored to make it 2-0. Juan Bernat's shot skipped off the crossbar to the head of Müller, and he deposited his header in the goal while taking a kick to the face by the Freiburg defender.

Around the hour mark, Alonso was sitting on the sidelines getting treatment for what appeared to be an ankle injury. The next thing you know, the commentator says that Alonso has headed down the tunnel, and Xherdan Shaqiri is coming onto the field.

Bürki made a great save a couple of minutes later to keep Bayern from scoring a third. Dante's powerful header was blocked off the line by the Freiburg goalkeeper, and as he was falling into his own net, he managed to smack the ball further away. Shaqiri's follow-up header was well over the goal.

In the 70th minute, Bürki once again denied Bayern. Bernat rifled a shot from the top of the penalty area, but Bürki managed to tip over the crossbar. Then, a minute later, Bernat smashed a shot off the crossbar after streaking down the left flank and beating the Freiburg defense.

Bürki wasn't done keeping Bernat off the scoresheet, and the Freiburg man stonewalled the FC Bayern left back once again to keep him from his first Bayern Munich goal.

The match ended in a 2-0 victory for Bayern, and they head to Friday's final match of the Hinrunde against Mainz on a seven match winning streak.

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