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Mercedes-Benz Arena (ATT 60,449) 29th January 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: M Grafe

Stuttgart Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

Stuttgart 1

V Ibisevic (29)


Bay Munich 2

C Pizarro (76)
Thiago (90+3)

Bayern leave it late

Last Updated: 29/01/14 11:49pm

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Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarro scores with a header

Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarro scores with a header

A brilliant last-gasp goal from Thiago Alcantara saw Bayern Munich edge Stuttgart 2-1 on Wednesday night to extend their lead at the Bundesliga summit to 13 points.

It looked for much of the evening like Bayern's 42-game unbeaten Bundesliga record was coming to an end after Vedad Ibisevic had put the hosts in front.

Stuttgart wasted chances to add a second, though, and were pegged back 15 minutes from time by substitute Claudio Pizarro. And then, deep in stoppage time, Thiago's acrobatic effort earned the visitors all three points.

While Bayern may have dominated the first half in the possession stakes, they were rather lucky only to be one goal behind as a young Stuttgart side created numerous openings.

Mohammed Abdellaoue set up Timo Werner for the first before a header from Werner struck the outstretched arm of Rafinha inside the penalty area, but the referee waved away the home team's protests.

Their anger at that decision did not last too long, however, as Ibisevic put them in front in the 29th minute with a fine side-footed finish from Abdellaoue's lay-off.

Abdellaoue then struck a shot over before Ibisevic shot wide early in the second half.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola responded by introducing Pizarro and Mario Mandzukic, throwing caution to the wind for the final half-hour.

The visitors upped the pressure and Stuttgart tried to raise the barricades, succeeding in keeping Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller out before a free-kick from Thiago was met by the 35-year-old Pizarro, who headed in from six yards out.

Stuttgart almost regained the lead through Werner, but, just when it seemed like they would get a point for their toils, they were deprived of even that.

An acrobatic shot from Thiago in the third minute of stoppage time ensured Bayern took all three points to give them a 13-point cushion at the top of the table.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 26 64
2 Wolfsburg 26 54
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 47
4 Bayer Leverkusen 26 45
5 Schalke 26 39
6 FC Augsburg 26 38
7 Hoffenheim 26 37
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 34
9 Werder Bremen 26 34
10 Borussia Dortmund 26 33
11 Mainz 26 30
12 Cologne 26 30
13 Hertha Berlin 26 29
14 Hannover 96 26 27
15 SC Freiburg 26 25
16 Hamburg 26 25
17 SC Paderborn 07 26 24
18 Stuttgart 26 23