December 8, 2012
FC Augsburg 0-2 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich continued their march towards the Bundesliga title with victory in a Bavarian derby at Augsburg.
Bottom-placed Augsburg played with courage, but were still no match for their local rivals.
Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl promised an attacking display and his team did not disappoint either, showing little fear of their illustrious neighbours.
Inspired by Ja-Cheol Koo, the hosts spent as much time in the opposition half as they did in their own rather than doing what many sides do against Bayern and trying to defend.
This allowed Bayern a little more space when they did attack, though, and Muller's shot was blocked by his own team-mate Mario Mandzukic before Philipp Lahm whipped the loose ball wide.
Mandzukic missed the first real chance in the 25th minute when Mohamed Amsif made an instinctive save to deny him from close range.
The visitors took the lead five minutes before half-time when Gibril Sankoh handled the ball inside the penalty area and the referee awarded a penalty.
Muller took the responsibility of firing Bayern in front, relieving any anxiety which could have been forming and giving them the half-time lead.
Gomez was introduced for Bayern on the hour mark and, just like on his return to the side after injury two weeks ago, he struck instantly.
Franck Ribery was the provider for the Germany striker, who did not need two invitations to give Bayern a more comfortable lead.
Heynckes started making changes to give some of his players a rest with Augsburg unable to find a route back into the game.
The teams will meet again in 10 days' time with a place in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal then up for grabs.
|FC Augsburg||Bayern Munich|
|30 Mohamed Amsif||1 Manuel Neuer|
|18 Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker||4 Dante|
|17 Marcel De Jong||17 Jerome Boateng|
|3 Gibril Sankoh||27 David Alaba|
|6 Kevin Vogt||21 Philipp Lahm|
|33 Sascha Mölders||39 Toni Kroos|
|7 Koo Ja-Cheol||8 Javi Martínez|
|5 Ragnar Klavan||31 Bastian Schweinsteiger|
|10 Daniel Baier||9 Mario Mandzukic|
|8 Knowledge Musona||7 Franck Ribéry|
|13 Tobias Werner||25 Thomas Müller|
|21 Alexander Manninger||Tom Starke 22|
|11 Milan Petrzela||Mario Gomez 33|
|16 Andreas Ottl||Rafinha 13|
|23 Aristide Bancé||Daniel van Buyten 5|
|36 Stephan Hain||Anatoliy Tymoschuk 44|
|9 Torsten Oehrl||Xherdan Shaqiri 11|
|20 Ronny Philp||Diego Contento 26|
|Aristide Bancé for Sascha Mölders (66)||Mario Gomez for Mario Mandzukic (61)|
|Stephan Hain for Gibril Sankoh (71)||Anatoliy Tymoschuk for Thomas Müller (78)|
|Milan Petrzela for Knowledge Musona (90)||Rafinha for Toni Kroos (86)|
|· Squads: FC Augsburg | Bayern Munich|