56′ WIDE! Lewandowski has his first shot in anger from the edge of the box, but he drags his right-footed effort wide of the left post.
53′ SAVE! Alaba surges down the left flank and cuts the ball back for Coman to strike first time. He hits a low effort towards the net, but Pavlenka produces a solid stop with his body.
52′ OFF THE BAR! Costa has space to rifle a strike towards goal from 25 yards on his left foot. It travels with pace towards the net and over the hand of Pavlenka. However, the ball hits the underside of the bar and bounces to safety for the visitors.
51′ Musiala skips past two challenges in the box before offloading to Alaba on the left flank. He hammers a low cross towards the near post that Pavlenka gets behind to hold the ball.
49′ Rashica has space once again down the left flank to attack, but on this occasion he lifts his cross straight into the hands of Neuer.
46′ WIDE! Rashica is played into acres of space down the left flank and he speeds into the box. However, he dwells on his strike and allows Boateng to apply the pressure to force him to shoot wide of the left post.
46′ We’re back underway at Allianz Arena.
The home side have lacked potency in the final third. Their best openings have fallen away from Robert Lewandowski, while Kingsley Coman along with Jamal Musiala failed to hit the target with their efforts. Hansi Flick’s men will not panic, but Bremen have shown an appetite for a battle this afternoon.
Werder Bremen lead Bayern Munich at the break at Allianz Arena in their Bundesliga clash. Maximilian Eggestein’s strike just before the break has handed Florian Kohfeldt’s men a slender advantage and something to hold on to. The visitors have been resilient at the back and dangerous on the counter. Bayern have lacked their usual cutting edge and their injury problems have left them exposed at the back.
45′ + 2′ HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 0-1 WERDER BREMEN
45′ Sargent latches on to a ball behind the Bayern defence and speeds away from Martinez. He spots Eggestein in the box and plays a neat offload to midfielder to score with a fine finish.
45′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! BREMEN TAKE THE LEAD!!! EGGESTEIN SCORES!!! 1-0!!! The visitors take the lead on the stroke of half-time through a composed finish from Eggestein. Sargent wheels away from Martinez down the right flank and cuts a low ball back towards his team-mate. Eggestein takes on the strike first time with his left foot and guides his effort away from Neuer into the bottom-left corner.
44′ Musiala almost weaves his way through the Bremen defence before seeing the ball diverted away from his boot by Toprak.
43′ Augustinsson goes into the book for a challenge on Pavard.
42′ Costa whips a corner into the box from the left flank and Lewandowski rises to make contact with a header, but can only direct his effort well wide of the right post.
41′ BLOCK! Lewandowski backheels a sublime offload into the path of Musiala. The midfielder pulls the trigger on a low strike with his right foot, but Friedl gets there to divert it wide of the target.
39′ OVER! Costa and Lewandowski combine to pick out Coman on the edge of the box. The winger goes for a strike from 20 yards, but he can only blaze his attempt over the bar.
38′ Gross is in the right place at the right time for the visitors at the near post, heading Alaba’s dangerous cross away from the lurking presence of Lewandowski.
36′ Bayern are still struggling to break down Bremen’s rearguard. Pavard tries to scoop a cross towards the back post for Coman, but it travels away from the Frenchman and out for a goal-kick.
34′ Pavlenka gathers Costa’s corner with ease before the visitors counter. Sargent has Rashica in space in the box, but he fails to knock his cross past Alaba.
33′ Alaba tries to catch out the Bremen defence from the free-kick with a quick offload down the left inside channel to Muller. Bittencourt tracks him all the way and blocks his cross behind for a corner.
32′ Bittencourt scythes down Musiala running forward in the Bremen half. The forward goes into the book for his challenge.
31′ Costa has space on the left flank as he combines with Alaba. Pavlenka pushes away the cross from the Brazilian, but Musiala latches on the rebound. However, his effort is blocked by Gross.
29′ Lewandowski tries to turn on the edge of the box, but once again a white shirt is there to break up the attack. Bremen have been resolute this afternoon.
28′ Coman has a slight limp after receiving treatment, but he remains on the field for the Bavarian outfit.
27′ Coman is down for the home side after the challenge from Toprak. Flick will not want to lose another player to injury.
26′ Coman tries to twist and turn his way through the Bremen defence, but he is stopped in his tracks by a solid challenge from Toprak.
24′ CHANCE! Bittencourt has to hit the target! Rashica surges down the left flank and floats a cross to the back post for his team-mate. Bittencourt has space and time to connect with his volley. However, he sends his effort into the ground and wide of the right post.
21′ Muller tries to send Coman down the right flank, but the Frenchman moves too soon and is caught offside. The home side are struggling for rhythm.
20′ Bremen are playing the better football at the moment and Bayern are struggling to react in the middle of the park.
19′ Hernandez makes way for Goretzka, which will see Alaba slide to left-back and Martinez move back into the defence. Goretzka will sit in front of the back four.
17′ Hernandez is struggling after a collision with Gebre Selassie earlier in the contest. He may have to make way here.
16′ WHAT A SAVE!! Neuer denies the visitors with a brilliant double stop. Sargent latches on to a precise cross from the left flank from Rashica. He sticks out a boot, but sees his effort blocked by the Bayern keeper. Mohwald gathers the rebound and places a low strike towards the bottom-left corner, but Neuer at full stretch turns it away from goal.
15′ Pavard brings down Rashica on the charge down the left flank and goes into the book.
13′ WIDE! Coman turns with menace in the final third and lines up a drive on his right foot that he places wide of the target.
11′ Bayern try to pass their way around the Bremen backline, but the visitors hold firm. Mohwald brings the ball forward for Kohfeldt’s men before being brought down by Musiala.
9′ Muller tries to lift a ball over the top for the run of Lewandowski, but it skips off the surface and into the hands of Pavlenka.
8′ Pavard has space on the right flank and he lifts a looping cross to the back post that Toprak clears behind.
6′ WIDE! Muller rises in the box to connect with the resulting corner from Costa, but he glances his header wide of the left post.
5′ Costa surges down the left flank and whips a dangerous cross into the box that Friedl has to produce a diving header to clear behind.
3′ Costa collects a ball down the left inside channel from Muller, but he clips his cross over the head of Lewandowski and out for a goal-kick.
1′ We’re underway at Allianz Arena.
Bayern are unbeaten in 27 competitive meetings with Bremen (W24, D3, aggregate scoreline: 84-17). They’ve won all of the last 22 games against Werder – the longest ongoing winning run in a single fixture in German professional football since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963. Werder’s last win against FCB came in Munich in September 2008 (5-2).
Bremen have made two changes to their side that drew against Koln in their last outing. Augstinsson comes back into the side at left-back to replace Moisander, while Mohwald shifts into the middle of the park as Mbom drops to the bench. Sargent continues to lead the line supported by Bittencourt and Rashica.
Bayern have made four changes to their side from their win over Dortmund last time out. Musiala is handed his full Bundesliga debut, starting in a four-man attacking midfield alongside Muller, Coman and Costa. The Brazilian also comes into the fold along with Pavard and Martinez. Sane and Gnabry drop to the bench, while Joshua Kimmich is out with a knee injury.
BREMEN SUBS: Stefanos Kapino, Yuya Osako, Davie Selke, Felix Agu, Niklas Moisander, Tahith Chong, Julian Rieckmann, Jean-Manuel Mbom, Nick Woltemade.
BREMEN (4-3-2-1): Jiri Pavlenka; Theodor Gebre Selassie, Omer Toprak, Marco Friedl, Ludwig Augustinsson; Maximilian Eggestein, Christian Gross, Kevin Mohwald; Leonardo Bittencourt, Milot Rashica; Josh Sargent.
BAYERN SUBS: Alexander Nubel, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Eric Choupo-Moting, Joshua Zirkzee, Leon Goretzka, Marc Roca, Tanguy Nianzou, Chris Richards.
BAYERN (4-1-4-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Lucas Hernandez; Javi Martinez; Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski.
Bremen are unbeaten since the opening week of the campaign in the Bundesliga, although only two of those results have been victories. Florian Kohfeldt’s side have drawn their last four matches, including their 1-1 draw against Koln last time out. A flawless performance is required from Die Grun-Weissen this afternoon to overcome the league leaders.
Bayern were in formidable form before the international break, winning their last 10 matches on the bounce in all competitions. Hansi Flick’s men produced a fine performance to defeat Borussia Dortmund on the road to claim top spot in the Bundesliga. Since being stunned by Hoffenheim in week two of the game, Bayern have been at their imperious best and will be lining up another triumph this afternoon.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena.