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Allianz Arena (ATT 71,000) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Tobias Stieler

Bay Munich Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf F Dusseldorf

Bay Munich 3

T Muller (45)
F Ribery (74)
J Boateng (86)


F Dusseldorf 2

M Bolly (16)
A Lambertz (71)

Bayern battle past Dusseldorf

Last Updated: 09/03/13 5:57pm

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Jerome Boateng celebrates hsi first goal for Bayern Munich

Jerome Boateng celebrates hsi first goal for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich twice came from behind before finally getting the better of Fortuna Dusseldorf at the Allianz Arena.

Mathis Bolly put the visitors in front in the 16th minute with Thomas Muller replying on the stroke of half-time.

Andreas Lambertz gave the visitors the lead for the second time in the 71st minute, but Franck Ribery equalised almost immediately afterwards before Jerome Boateng's first goal for Bayern earned them victory late on.

Fortuna were beaten 5-0 at home to Bayern in the reverse fixture, but their coach Norbert Meier said his side would give it all they had this afternoon.

That is precisely what they did, going ahead in the 16th minute through Bolly.

He became only the ninth player to beat Manuel Neuer this season when he volleyed past Germany's number one after Lambertz headed the ball into the centre for him.

Bayern found themselves in a very rare situation of being behind in a game and they did not seem to have an answer to begin with.

Fortuna harried and hassled, preventing them from getting their usual slick game going.

It was only a matter of time before Bayern did get into the right gear, though, and on the half-hour mark, Toni Kroos missed the target after Muller had sent a shot over from close range.

Fabian Giefer was getting far more to deal with in the Fortuna goal and after denying Daniel van Buyten and seeing a Bastian Schweinsteiger goal ruled out for offside, he was finally beaten just before the interval.

Philipp Lahm teed up Muller, who made no mistake this time with a well-placed shot.

Fortuna did not fall apart and continued to frustrate their hosts before taking a shock lead for the second time.

The ball arrived at Lambertz on the counter-attack and he made his way into the penalty area before beating Neuer with a low shot as Fortuna became only the second side after Bayer Leverkusen to put two past Bayern in a Bundesliga game this season.

It clearly stung the Bavarians, who were level again within two minutes.

Ribery found the right-hand corner of the goal from Claudio Pizarro's assist within seconds of the Peruvian entering the fray.

Boateng then headed Bayern in front in the 86th minute as normal business was resumed from Lahm's cross.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 33 76
2 Wolfsburg 33 68
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 33 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 33 61
5 Schalke 33 48
6 FC Augsburg 33 46
7 Borussia Dortmund 33 43
8 Werder Bremen 33 43
9 Hoffenheim 33 41
10 Mainz 33 40
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 33 40
12 Cologne 33 39
13 Hertha Berlin 33 35
14 SC Freiburg 33 34
15 Hannover 96 33 34
16 Stuttgart 33 33
17 Hamburg 33 32
18 SC Paderborn 07 33 31