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The Futbolgrad Network is at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig to bring you coverage from the Bundesliga match Leipzig vs Bayern. Follow the action on our Liveblog below:

RB Leipzig vs Bayern – 4-5

Bayern have turned the match around. The game showed that you should never count out the Rekordmeister! Leipzig looked like the sure winner, and Timo Werner the player of the match, but in the end Bayern were able to turn the game around winning the match in unbelievable fashion. Dortmund’s 1-1 draw in Augsburg means that Leipzig will finish the season in second place.

90 + 4. Minute – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Unbelievable Arjen Robben wins it for Bayern München! The Dutchman receives the ball in his own half, and storms past several Leipzig defenders to beat Gulasci with a lop inside the six yard box.

90 + 2. Minute

Bayern want to win the match now, and press for the winning goal.

90. Minute – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Robert Lewandowski is brought down outside the box. The replay, however, shows Lewandowski embellished the play. David Alaba, however, has no issues with the play, and converts the free kick.

87. Minute

Lewandowski fouls Keïta, but Stieler fails to book the Polish forward.

86. Minute

Bayern are pressing now. The Bavarians really want the equalizer can Leipzig hang on?

82. Minute – GOOOOOOOOL

Robben wins Bayern a freekick with his classic flying Dutchman routine. The resulting free kick is played short, and Robben gets into a good goalscoring position and hits the crossbar, but Lewandowski is able to head the rebound in. The Polish striker now has 30 goals for the second season in a row.

78. Minute

Timo Werner is being replaced by Rani Khedira. Werner has been the player of the match and receives a standing ovation.

RB Leipzig vs Bayern – Timo Werner was easily the player of the match. (ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

75. Minute

Bayern with a spell of dominance here. The Bavarians, however, cannot find a way through.

72. Minute

Thomas Müller makes it 4-3. The goal is, however, waved off for offside, but Vidal, and not Müller was offside.

70. Minute

Thiago is shown a second yellow card, but remains on the pitch…? Looks like Stieler may have overlooked Thiago’s first booking.

69. Minute

Great atmosphere here at the Red Bull Arena with the fans singing songs about the club reaching the Champions League.

66. Minute

Bayern almost make it 4-3, but Robert Lewandowski’s close range shot hits the post.

65. Minute – GOOOOOOOOOOOL GOOOL GOOLAZA Leipzig

Timo Werner with a great goal to increase Leipzig’s lead. The striker breaks through on the left side, and then nutmegs Tom Starke to make it 4-2.

RB Leipzig vs Bayern München - The moment that should have sealed the deal.... (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

RB Leipzig vs Bayern München – The moment that should have sealed the deal…. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

63. Minute

Game is becoming real nasty now. Arturo Vidal takes out Demme in midfield, and Thiago then picks up a fight with Keïta. Referee Stieler shows both Bayern players a yellow card.

60. Minute – TOOOOOOOR Bayern!

Thiago finishes a great combination in the penalty box with a close-range header. Can Bayern come back?

57. Minute

Xabi Alonso on the edge of a red card here. The Bayern midfielder fouls Forsberg in midfield and receives a stern talking by referee Stieler, whose hand signal is clear “one more foul, and you are off.”

55. Minute

Leipzig are really clever here. Die Roten Bullen give Bayern plenty of space to control the ball, but at the same time are always dangerous moving forward.

52. Minute

Some scores from the other matches. Hoffenheim are dismantling Bremen the score there 0-5 for Hoffenheim, who are now on track to pass Dortmund in the race for third place.

50. Minute

Robert Lewandowski almost with Bayern’s second goal. The Polish striker breaks through on the right side, but his shot is just wide of the target.

49. Minute

The smoke from Bayern’s silly fan protest has now drifted across the entire stadium making it difficult to see.

46. Minute GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Timo Werner finds Forsberg in the box, who then drops the ball off to Yussuf Poulson, and his shot is deflected past Starke to make it 3-1 for Leipzig.

Kickoff – Second half

Bayern fans release a smoke bomb at the start of the second half. It appears it is part of an anti-RB Leipzig fan protest.

Halftime – RB Leipzig vs Bayern München 2-1

Halftime and Leipzig are deservedly leading 2-1. Bayern have been controlling the play, but Leipzig have been deadly on the counter-attack, and deservedly lead the match.

45. Minute

One minute is added. Seems very little given how long Ribery was treated.

41. Minute

Long break in play here. Frank Ribery seems to have picked up an injury, and is being replaced by Douglas Costa.

38. Minute

Frank Ribery, in particular, is having a tough time. The Frenchman is consistently on the receiving end of rough play by the likes of Stefan Ilsanker, Naby Keïta, and Diego Demme.

34. Minute

RB Leipzig are now actually controlling the game. Leipzig’s midfield in particular is doing well disrupting Bayern’s buildup play.

32. Minute

Speaking of Werner by the way. The young star continues to shine and is a real option for Joachim Löw. Read more down HERE! 👇

https://twitter.com/FutbolgradLive/status/863394938108731392

28. Minute

Leipzig are now back on top, and they are trying to build their lead. Starke has to do well to stop a close range Poulson header.

27. GOOOOOOOALL

Penalty for Leipzig! Xabi Alonso fouls Emil Forsberg in the box. The Spaniard is lucky that the referee Tobias Stieler does not send him off for what looked like a professional foul. Timo Werner steps up and converts the penalty for his 20th goal of the season.

26. Minute

Emil Forsberg with a curled effort from outside the box that just misses the target.

24. Minute

Bayern have a chance, but Peter Gulacsi stops his low drive from inside the six-yard box. The score remains RB Leipzig vs Bayern 1-1.

23. Minute

Bernardo almost surprises Tom Starke with a wonderful bicycle kick from outside the six-yard box. The Bayern keeper has to do well to keep out the shot.

20. Minute

Game has settled a bit now. Leipzig continues their tactic of hanging back hoping for a quick counter attack.

17. GOOOOOOALL

Robert Lewandowski steps up, and easily converts the penalty. He is now at 29 goals this season. Read more about the goalscoring race right HERE 👉

https://twitter.com/FutbolgradLive/status/863391090602377216

15. Penalty for Bayern

Lahm crosses the ball into the box and Bernardo handles the ball. Tough call. Loud whistles in the stadium now.

13. Minute

Robben is Bayern’s man of the match thus far. The Dutchman is able to create space on his right side time, and time again, but his colleagues have offered little assistance.

11.  Minute

Bayern establish themselves at Leipzig’s box, but can’t find a way through. Leipzig then quickly collect the ball and move forward in numbers. Werner breaks through on the left side again, but his shot hits the far post. Could be 2-0 for Leipzig at this point.

8. Minute

Leipzig have slowed down a bit. Bayern, on the other hand, are now attempting to control the match, but have problems to deal with Leipzig’s pressing machine.

4. Minute

Leipzig are on fire. Again it is Werner, who has plenty of space on the left side, his cross, however, does not find a player in the centre. Yussuf Poulson then collects the ball outside the box, but his finish misses the target.

2. Minute

Leipzig keep coming! Again it is Werner, who finds space on the left side, but this time Sabitzer misses the target.

1. Minute GOOOOOOOOOAL

RB Leipzig counter right after Bayern’s chance, and Timo Werner finds Marcel Sabitzer in the box, who is able to head the ball past Tom Starke into the net.

15:30 – Kickoff

Bayern start the match. The fans are singing Europapokal. Bayern, however, have the first real chance of the game right after kickoff after Arjen Robben finds Frank Ribery in the box.

15:29 – Teams are here!

Great choreography before the match celebrating RB Leipzig’s Champions League spot.

15:27 – Buildup

Good atmosphere here in Leipzig. RasenBallsport are hosting Bayern München for the first time in history. Both clubs have a week of rest behind them. Both clubs have given their players time off during the week to celebrate their respective club’s achievements. It will, therefore, be interesting to see how serious the clubs will take the game.

Here are the lineups for RB Leipzig vs Bayern:

 

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