Sep 13, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich
Gotze (27'), Ribery (85')
Alonso (63')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Romeu (27'), Kostic (91')

Half-Time Report: Mario Gotze fires Bayern Munich ahead against Stuttgart

Mario Gotze finds the back of the net to hand Bayern Munich a 1-0 lead over Stuttgart at the break.

Mario Gotze has scored the only goal of a tight first half to earn Bayern Munich a 1-0 lead over Stuttgart.

Bayern dominated possession throughout the first half as expected, but found it difficult to create chances early on as Stuttgart kept players behind the ball impressively.

Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba and Stuttgart's midfielder Moritz Leitner vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

The first clear opportunity of the match fell to Thomas Muller as he found space to head at goal, but Sven Ulreich tipped the ball away just moments after denying Mario Gotze.

It was Gotze who broke the deadlock in the 28th minute as he took advantage of some poor Stuttgart defending to fire home a loose ball in the box.

Stuttgart responded impressively, but it was Bayern who finished a first half with very few chances ahead at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern's Franck Ribery celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Werder Bremen during their Bundesliga match on April 26, 2014
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