Good afternoon, my name is Ted Burchell and I will be running you through the events of today’s match-up between hosts Bayern Munich and visitors SC Freiburg. This clash sees the Reigning Bundesliga champions come up against one of only four teams left unbeaten in Europe’s top five leagues in Freiburg, promising a brilliant game of football here today.
The line-ups are in, lets take a look:
7′ Alphonso Davies registers an early shot at goal, however, the attempt is saved by Freiburg’s number one, Mark Flekken.
12′ Freiburg come extremely close to getting the games’ first goal through Holer who blasts a strike first time that drags just wide of the post.
21′ CHANCE! Leroy Sane works a chance down the left side and cuts the ball onto his weaker right foot, before firing a fairly tame shot along the floor into the goalkeeper’s arms.
27′ Both teams showing bursts of possession and good chances, however, neither side can make the breakthrough.
28′ A very ambitious overhead kick attempt from Joshua Kimmich is comfortably plucked from the air by the goalkeeper after a gorgeous dink over the top of the defence.
Bayern Munich 1-0 Freiburg
Leon Goretzka finds the games first goal to make it 1-0, assisted by the league’s current top assister Thomas Muller in a move that saw the ball squared across to Goretzka and smoothly placed past the keeper into the left side of the goal.
34′ A lightning Bayern counter attack results in a corner for the home side which results in a scramble, unfortunately the ball does not find its way into the back of the net.
43′ Chance for Bayern that sees Kimmich drift a cross into the back-post towards Kingsley Coman, where it is then headed back across goal towards Robert Lewandowski before the ball ends up in the goalkeeper’s arms.
45+1′ HALF-TIME Bayern Munich 1-0 Freiburg
The first-half saw Bayern with the majority of the possession (63%) and Flekken in the Freiburg net worked hard throughout the 45 mins. However, Freiburg showed some danger of their own with a number of promising chances.
46′ Second half KICK-OFF
49′ The first chance of the second-half comes for Freiburg, as a long range effort is fired wide from 30 yards by Grifo. Freiburg really aren’t backing down today.
52′ A thunderous half volley from the goalscorer Goretzka flies just over the crossbar, a brilliant effort in an attempt to double the home side’s lead.
54′ Sane strikes powerfully from range but the ball is battered away and the chance is lost. No keeper in the league has a higher save percentage than Freiburg keeper Flekken
56′ OFF THE POST! Goretzka is denied by the post, saving the away side from a two-goal deficit as the midfielder looked to double his goal tally for today.
60′ Substitution for Freiburg – Jeong leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Schade.
65′ Free-kick for Bayern in a central position about 25 yards from goal.
66′ Sane hits a very poor effort form the free-kick, sending the ball further than row Z. Very disappointing from the German.
68′ Goretzka with yet another chance, this time a half volley from the edge of the box that sees the ball skim the top of the crossbar. The midfielder could well have had a hat-trick today.
71′ double substitution for Bayern Munich – goalscorer Goretzka comes off the pitch for Corentin Tolisso, and Thomas Muller makes way for youngster Jamal Musiala.
73′ substitution for freiburg – Eggestein for Haberer
Bayern Munich 2-0 Freiburg – Robert Lewandowski side-foots home to double the reigning champions’ lead after a brillaint passing play, before the ball eventually made its way to Lewandowski to fire home in to the back of the net.
78′ Free-kick for Freiburg on the edge of the box on the right side, left footer may look to whip this goal-bound.
79′ right footed Grifo fires the free kick dtraight into the Bayern Munich wall.
80′ Freiburg double substitution – Gulde makes way for Demirovic, and Kubler comes off the pitch for Sildillia.
83′ Freiburg win a close free-kick just on the edge of the box on the left side this time.
84′ Bayern Munich double substitution – Choupo-Moting comes on to replace Sane, and Lucas Hernandez comes off in place of Nianzou.
85′ The free-kick is fired into the crowd and a touch towards the goal forces a wonderful reaction save from Manuel Neuer to maintain his clean sheet today.
90′ The fourth official put the board up for four minutes of added time
90+1′ A fabulous attempt from long distance with a chip over Flekken, is chalked off as offside in what would have been one of the goals of the season so far. Choupo Moting was caught offside in the build-up to the goal
Bayern Munich 2-1 Freiburg – Freiburg pull a brilliant goal back through Haberer to give a bit of hope to the away side, can they salvage a point here? The home side’s clean sheet is ruined by a classy finish past Neuer.