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Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen Recap

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Lewy’s lethal touch finishes Werder Bremen off

SV Werder Bremen v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich wins easily, 2-0, and now have won 14th straight against Werder Bremen.

Bayern controlled the first half, unlucky to not score

Bayern quickly established their dominance from the beginning moving the ball at will and creating scoring chances every time they had the ball.

Bremen barely had the ball and when they did they would give it right back to Bayern. Manuel Neuer barely saw the ball in the first half with Bremen only getting one shot on target. Bremen got a little more confident as the match went on and had their best chance in the 29th minute but the Bremen captain didn’t hit the ball cleanly. They wanted a hand ball but the referee didn’t agree and the replay showed it hit Mats Hummels in the chest.

Frustrating first half, especially for Robert Lewandowski, who wanted a penalty for a push on a corner but the referee ignored his claims. There was some contact but not enough for a penalty. The best chance of the first half came from a cross from Franck Ribéry to the head of Arjen Robben in the 38th minute but couldn’t hit the target. Corentin Tolisso was the best player in the first half, with the new Bayern Munich midfielder dominating and controlling the middle and almost scoring for the second straight match but unluckily hit the post in the 7th minute.

Bayern spend most of the first half creating danger but just couldn’t get that last pass right to get a good shot on goal. They should’ve scored but were a little sloppy and careless in front of goal and lacked accuracy with their passes.

Bayern super substitutions changed the game

The second half started just like the first half with Bayern dominating but with nothing to show for it. As Bayern kept wasting chances, Bremen grew a little more confident and were happily sitting back defending and trying to shock Bayern on the counter.

Kingsley Coman came in the 64th minute and immediately made an impact with a great pass to Lewandowski who scored in the 72nd minute with a beautiful backheel shot from close range. Thomas Muller came in the 73th minute for Ribery, who had a poor and wasteful game. The game opened up after the first goal, and with the two substitutions, Bayern started to show their quality.

The second goal came quickly with the Polish striker scoring his second of the game with a brilliant solo run against the Bremen defenders, almost losing possession inside the box but kept it and fired a strike between the legs of Pavlenka into the net. Sebastian Rudy came on for Arturo Vidal in the 85th minute. After those two goals Bayern were pretty much on cruise control and Bremen looked out of ideas and energy.

Match Details

Goals:

Bayern: Lewandowski (72’ 75’)

Yellow Cards:

Bayern: Vidal (60’)

Werder Bremen: Eggestein (32’)

Bayern XI: Neuer; Alaba, Hummels, Süle, Kimmich; Vidal (Rudy, 85’), Tolisso, Thiago, Ribéry (Müller 73’) , Lewandowski, Robben (Coman, 64’)

Werder Bremen XI: Pavlenka; Veljkovic, Sané, Bauer; Augustinsson, Delaney, Eggestein (Bargfrede, 76’), Gondorf (Kainz, 76’), Gebre-Selassie, Kruse, Bartels (J. Eggestein, 84’)