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Football: Bayern leave it late to preserve unbeaten record

Published on Jan 30, 2014 5:55 AM
 
Munich's Peruvian forward Claudio Pizarro (left) and midfielder Thomas Mueller (right) celebrate after Pizarro scored past Stuttgart's goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (centre) during the German Bundesliga in Stuttgart on Jan 29, 2014. Two late goals preserved champions Bayern Munich's record unbeaten league run on as they came from behind to beat Stuttgart 2-1 and extend the streak to 43 matches. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Two late goals preserved champions Bayern Munich's record unbeaten league run on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, as they came from behind to beat Stuttgart 2-1 and extend the streak to 43 matches.

Thiago Alcantara's winner, which also marked his first goal for Bayern, was a superb volley in the third minute of time added on giving the champions their 16th win in 18 matches.

Bayern were 14 minutes from seeing their record run - dating back to October 2012 - come to an end before Claudio Pizarro's equaliser cancelled out Vedad Ibisevic's first-half goal.

This was a rearranged fixture from December when Bayern were in Morocco winning the Club World Cup, but the Bavarians did not have things their own way for a change.

 
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