May 3, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Imtech Arena
Hamburger SV
1-4
Bayern Munich
Calhanoglu (72')
Demirbay (86')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Gotze (32', 55', 69'), Pizarro (75')
Martinez (64')
Boateng (86')

Half-Time Report: Bayern Munich leading struggling Hamburger SV at half time

Half-Time Report: Munich leading struggling Hamburger
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Bayern Munich hold a 1-0 half-time lead over struggling Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga, thanks to Mario Gotze's first-half tap-in.

Bayern Munich are holding a 1-0 half-time lead over strugglers Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga this afternoon, leaving the hosts facing possible relegation from the league.

Ivo Ilicevic could have given SV an important lead after 13 minutes as he looked to capitalise on Dante's poor back-pass, but he could only fire his shot over the Bayern goal and into the stands.

The relegation strugglers came close again minutes later when midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu smashed a shot towards goal with Manuel Neuer looking beaten, only for the player to see the ball scrape wide of the post.

However, Bayern took the lead with their first meaningful chance after 32 minutes, when Mario Gotze latched on to Arjen Robben's cross to tap into the net and leave Munich to surpass Werder Bremen's previous record of 43 away goals in one season.

Hamburger could have pulled level just before half time, but Neuer pulled off a world-class save to tip over Rafael van der Vaart's dipping volley from distance.

Bayern Munichs midfielder Toni Kroos celebrates scoring the 0-1 goal past Hertha's goalkeeper Thomas Kraft (R) the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin vs FC Bayern Munich in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on March 25, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund86112351819
2Bayern Munich85212171417
3RB Leipzig85121510516
4Hoffenheim84311510515
5Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach84221212014
6Schalke 04Schalke8413109113
7Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt841387113
8Augsburg8332118312
9Hannover833286212
10Mainz 0583141013-310
11Stuttgart8314610-410
12Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen8233151329
13Hertha Berlin8233810-29
14Wolfsburg8152811-38
15Hamburger SV8215614-87
16Freiburg8143516-117
17Werder Bremen804439-64
18FC Koln8017317-141