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Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Bayern Munich's Mats Hummels in action with Stuttgart's Chadrac Akolo REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Andreas Beck in action with Bayern Munich's Rafinha REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Andreas Beck in action with Bayern Munich's Rafinha REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes before the match REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard in action with Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Andreas Beck in action with Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal in action with Stuttgart's Christian Gentner REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller in action with Stuttgart's Santiago Ascacibar as Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez looks on REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart coach Hannes Wolf before the match REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Bayern Munich's Mats Hummels in action with Stuttgart's Chadrac Akolo REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller

Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead, Cologne grabs 1st win

Munich's team with goal scorer Thomas Mueller, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich in the Mercedes Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead, Cologne grabs 1st win

Munich's Arturo Vidal attends the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich in the Mercedes Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec, 16, 2017. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead, Cologne grabs 1st win

Stuttgart's Holger Badstuber, left, challenges with Munich's Jerome Boateng during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead, Cologne grabs 1st win

Munich's coach Jupp Heynckes arrives prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich in the Mercedes Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Deniz Calagan/dpa via AP)

Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead, Cologne grabs 1st win

Munich's Kingsley Comanleft, challenges with Stuttgart's Holger Badstuber during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Deniz Calagan/dpa via AP)

Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead, Cologne grabs 1st win

Stuttgart's Andreas Beck, left, and Munich's Arturo Vidal challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

(L-R) Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, James Rodriguez and Javier Martinez celebrate after Mueller scored against VfB Stuttgart on December 16, 2017 in Stuttgart

(L-R) Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, James Rodriguez and Javier Martinez celebrate after Mueller scored against VfB Stuttgart on December 16, 2017 in Stuttgart

(L-R) Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, James Rodriguez and Javier Martinez celebrate after Mueller scored against VfB Stuttgart on December 16, 2017 in Stuttgart

(L-R) Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, James Rodriguez and Javier Martinez celebrate after Mueller scored against VfB Stuttgart on December 16, 2017 in Stuttgart (AFP Photo/THOMAS KIENZLE)

Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (2-R) celebrates with his teammates after saving a penalty during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany. EFE

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- The screen with the sign of the Video Assist during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Referee Patrick Ittrich looks at the screem of the Video Assist during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard (L) in action against Bayern's Kingsley Coman (R) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (2-R) celebrates with his teammates after saving a penalty during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Stuttgart's Dennis Aogo (R) in action against Bayern's Thomas Mueller (L) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart's Santiago Ascacibar (R) in action against Bayern's Kingsley Coman (L) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany. EFE

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller in action with Stuttgart's Santiago Ascacibar as Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez looks on REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Andreas Beck in action with Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard in action with Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard in action with Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Bayern Munich Survives Late Drama Against Stuttgart

Bayern Munich have ended the first-half of their Bundesliga season in style with a hard-fought 1-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.

The Swabians impressive home form this season, which included a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund, wasn't enough to keep Jupp Heynckes side at bay despite their spirited performance.

Robert Lewandowski had the chance to put the visitors in front in the opening minute of the game, his left-footed effort flying just wide of the post after pouncing on a mistake from former Bayern defender Holger Badstuber.

Chadrac Akolo then had two chances to put the hosts in front. After seeing one speculative effort sail over the bar, Akolo forced Sven Ulreich into a smart save with a well-placed shot that was destined for the back of the net.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium throughout the first-half, with Bayern growing frustrated at Stuttgart's solidity in defence. The hosts continued to offer a lot on the counter-attack also, with Berkay Özcan appearing to be Stuttgart's most dangerous forward.

Corentin Tolisso saw a late first-half chance well saved by Ron-Robert Zieler, with a half-hearted effort from Mats Hummels amidst a goalmouth scramble proving to be the last real sighter of goal Bayern had in the opening 45 minutes.

Stuttgart were forced to bring Polish centre-back Marcin Kami?ski into the fray early after the restart, replacing their injured striker, Simon Terodde, in a like-for-like change.

James Rodríguez was unable to trouble Zieler with a set-piece from just outside the penalty area, while Kingsley Coman and Jérôme Boateng saw powerful efforts tipped over the bar by the former Manchester United goalkeeper.

Second-half substitute Thomas Müller finally found a way past Zieler with just over 10 minutes to go, allowing the visitors to breathe easier in the closing stages of the game.

The German striker was fed the ball by Coman and after taking one touch to set himself, Müller sent a left-footed effort into the bottom corner of the net.

On-loan Arsenal striker Takuma Asano saw a wild effort deflected over the bar in the search of an equaliser, while a powerful header from Badstuber could only sting the palms of Sven Ulreich.

Stuttgart were then given an avenue back into the game when Niklas Süle was adjudged - with the assistance of VAR - to have fouled Santiago Ascacibar in the penalty area.

Chadrac Akolo was given the chance to rescue a point with the last kick of the game, however, his weak penalty was saved by Ulreich and the referee blew the final whistle once the ball was cleared.

Bayern Munich Survives Late Drama Against Stuttgart

Bayern Munich have ended the first-half of their Bundesliga season in style with a hard-fought 1-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.

The Swabians impressive home form this season, which included a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund, wasn't enough to keep Jupp Heynckes side at bay despite their spirited performance.

Robert Lewandowski had the chance to put the visitors in front in the opening minute of the game, his left-footed effort flying just wide of the post after pouncing on a mistake from former Bayern defender Holger Badstuber.

Chadrac Akolo then had two chances to put the hosts in front. After seeing one speculative effort sail over the bar, Akolo forced Sven Ulreich into a smart save with a well-placed shot that was destined for the back of the net.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium throughout the first-half, with Bayern growing frustrated at Stuttgart's solidity in defence. The hosts continued to offer a lot on the counter-attack also, with Berkay Özcan appearing to be Stuttgart's most dangerous forward.

Corentin Tolisso saw a late first-half chance well saved by Ron-Robert Zieler, with a half-hearted effort from Mats Hummels amidst a goalmouth scramble proving to be the last real sighter of goal Bayern had in the opening 45 minutes.

Stuttgart were forced to bring Polish centre-back Marcin Kami?ski into the fray early after the restart, replacing their injured striker, Simon Terodde, in a like-for-like change.

James Rodríguez was unable to trouble Zieler with a set-piece from just outside the penalty area, while Kingsley Coman and Jérôme Boateng saw powerful efforts tipped over the bar by the former Manchester United goalkeeper.

Second-half substitute Thomas Müller finally found a way past Zieler with just over 10 minutes to go, allowing the visitors to breathe easier in the closing stages of the game.

The German striker was fed the ball by Coman and after taking one touch to set himself, Müller sent a left-footed effort into the bottom corner of the net.

On-loan Arsenal striker Takuma Asano saw a wild effort deflected over the bar in the search of an equaliser, while a powerful header from Badstuber could only sting the palms of Sven Ulreich.

Stuttgart were then given an avenue back into the game when Niklas Süle was adjudged - with the assistance of VAR - to have fouled Santiago Ascacibar in the penalty area.

Chadrac Akolo was given the chance to rescue a point with the last kick of the game, however, his weak penalty was saved by Ulreich and the referee blew the final whistle once the ball was cleared.

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (R) celebrate with Thomas Mueller after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (L) celebrates with Thomas Mueller after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - December 16, 2017 Stuttgart's Andreas Beck and team mates after the match REUTERS/Thomas Niedermueller DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich celebrates after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich celebrates after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich celebrates after winning the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (2-R) celebrates with his teammates after saving a penalty during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

Stuttgart (Germany), 16/12/2017.- Bayern's Thomas Mueller (3-L) celebrate with his teammates after scoring the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern Munich in Stuttgart, Germany, 16 December 2017. (Alemania) EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK (EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.)

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