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FC Schalke 04 - FC Bayern Munich
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Robert Lewandowski hit his 23rd Bundesliga goal of the season as Bayern Munich dispatched Schalke 4-0 to go eight points clear at the top of the table.
Schalke almost made this respectable but those final goals have made this look uglier than it was.
- GoalDavid AlabaFC Bayern Munich
GOAL! SCHALKE 0 BAYERN 4 (Alaba, 90)
Alaba has a go from distance and Fahrmann, after playing so well, lets it squeeze past him. Nightmare.
- GoalThomas MüllerFC Bayern Munich
GOAL! SCHALKE 0 BAYERN MUNICH 3 (Muller, 88)
Muller heads home the corner. Easy.
Fahrmann has produced a top performance today. His palms must be sore as once again he palms away a stinging Coman effort from distance.
Schalke are in danger of switching off in the final ten minutes here...stay focused!
Dear me how has that not gone in?
Bayern should have a third after some chaotic pinball footy in the box. Goretzka just cannot get the killer touch on the ball for an tap-in.
Yellow card alert!
Nastasic picks up the first of the match after bringing down Coman.
Choupo-Moting, another former Schalke man, is on for Bayern Munich. Ah yes, they have five subs on the continent.
Lewandowski makes way.
Bayern are going eight points at the top of the table as things stand but Schalke having nothing to lose and are going for it now. Two wicked efforts from distance have Neuer scrambling across goal.
If they can get one in the next few minutes we have a real game on our hands.
Schopfe immediately is in the action with a shot just a yard wide of the right-hand post.
Schalke make a double change now with Schopf and Boujellab on for Harit and Hoppe.
Fahrmann has to head the ball away and absolutely clatters the onrushing Coman. He shakes himself down after a little pause. We move on.
Davies makes way for Hernandez for Bayern.
Things have calmed down a little here.
Bayern with plenty of possession in midfield and just taking it easy.
Coman and Musiala are on. Sane and Gnabry are off!
Neuer is 30 minutes away from beating Oliver Kahn's record of Bundesliga clean sheets. He's currently level on 169.
Serdar has an effort from distance and once again Neuer dives for a ball that just edges wide.
They're still trying.
Lewandowski has now scored in 11 games in a row against Schalke. 14 goals in total in those 11.
He has 23 goals this season in the Bundesliga.
That's the eighth consecutive away game he's scored in - a Bundesliga record.
- GoalRobert LewandowskiFC Bayern Munich
GOAL! SCHALKE 0 BAYERN 2 (Lewandowski, 54)
That's why he's on for the golden boot.
Lewandowski is through on goal but with plenty to do up against two defenders and the 'keeper. He shrugs of Kabak and squeezes a shot underneath the Fahrmann.
So cool. Utter command of his position.
Kimmich balloons an effort over from eight yards. Probably should have hit the target, probably could have scored.
Davies is a little too casual out on the left and Schalke counter. Becker's cross is blocked but the hosts win a corner for their efforts.
Nastasic turns the corner towards goal and Neuer has to dive for it but the ball flies an inch or two wide.
Sane shows good strength in the middle to muscle Uth off the ball. Slippy pitch out there at the moment it seems.
Bayern look menacing from the off. Lewandowski tries to pick out Muller at the back post after Schalke suffer a mix up in the middle. Luckily the striker's cross is overhit.
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Bayern have dominated but they've just one goal to show for it and Schalke are still in this and could have had a couple goals themselves.
This is not the massacre some predicted.
Wow. Kimmich is in space three yards out but a Schalke boot prods the ball away at the final second. Felt like a goal was coming there.
Sane whips in an effort that Fahrmann palms straight to Gnabry but the 'keeper's blushes were save with a raised flag for offside.
Schalke get very lucky here after Kabak gives the ball away. Suddenly Bayern are four on three but Sane's shot is blocked by Nastasic.
Schalke don't panic and do well not to concede a penalty 60 seconds after conceding the first goal. Goretzka with another little dive I think.
- GoalThomas MüllerFC Bayern Munich
GOAL! SCHALKE 0 BAYERN 1 (Muller, 33')
The Schalke resistance is broken thanks to a glorious ball from Kimmich. He plays an undefendable ball into Muller inside the box who past Fahrmann.
Neuer makes another save from another header as Schalke nearly take the lead once more from a corner. Kabak with the header this time.
Gnabry let's the ball slide under his feet and out for a throw to his dismay. Again, Schalke are very much involved in this one.
Schalke doing well to just keep this level without giving away too many chances either. They've still had the best one of the match for my money.
Lewdowski stands over the free-kick alongside three other red shirts but he's the man who takes it.
Straight off the training ground the striker plays a one-two with Goretzka before strikin goalwards at Fahrmann whose first save finds Muller. Muller whacks the deflection back towards goal but Fahrmann is back up to save that one too. Great goalkeeping.
Sane wins a free-kick on the edge of the box...impetuous tackle, dangerous position.
Bayern have woken up a bit after those two early scares and it's now just rapid midfield play followed by balls into Lewandowski.
But Schalke have done well so far to keep them out and keep shape.
Goretzka goes down easily inside the box and the ref says nope. He was looking for it.
What a save from Neuer! Schalke should be ahead. Uth with another headed effort heads into the knee of the German goalkeeper from point blank range and he won't get many better chances than that.
Bayern just looking a little complacent
Up the other end another header almost opens the scoring. Serdar is free inside the box and knocks it just wide.
Lewandowski almost scores with his first touch. Kimmich picks out the striker in the box but his header flies just over the crossbar.
You'd expect him to score that.
Worth remembering that Bayern beat Schalke 8-0 on the opening day of the season. I'm expecting a busy afternoon on the keyboard.
Plenty of early possession for the visitors.
Now up the other end Sane - a former Schalke youth boy - has a go but the ball bounces well wide.
There would be no better way to turn a season around than beating Bayern, but Schalke have to believe they can still save themselves this season.
Becker the right-back has an early effort actually but Neuer soaks it up.
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HERE WE GO!
FIVE MINUTE KLAXON
Remember this FIFA legend with a rocket shot? Well, he misses out today.
MAN CITY ALUMNI
Two former Manchester City boys are on the pitch too. Bayern's Sane and Schalke's Nastasic both pulled on the sky blue shirt in the last ten years, though their paths never cross at the Etihad.
Manuel Neuer used to be a Schalke man and fans will fondly remember his last season at the club. They were Champions League semi-finalists and Neuer put on a brilliant display in the 1st leg against Manchester United before they were overwhelmed in the 2nd.
His performances earned himself a move to Bayern and the rest is, as they say, history.
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It's top vs bottom today. Bayern are on a hot streak, four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a game in hand.
Schalke have only just managed their first win of the season, and are ten points adrift of safety.
This could get ugly. Stay with us for all the build-up, hype and highlights to find out ahead of kick-off at 2.30.