Bayern Munich were poor for much of the afternoon agaiinst Stuttgart on Wednesday, but they executed a comeback in spectacular fashion, setting a record for points at the halfway mark of the Bundesliga season in the process. Stuttgart scored early and looked capable of holding onto their lead, but Claudio Pizzarro and Thiago Alcantara scored two excellent late goals in Bayern's 2-1 win.
By the time Stuttgart's 29th minute goal was scored, they had created multiple other chances to go ahead and had been the much better side. Timo Werner missed a sitter in the eighth minute and the hosts were denied a penalty shot shortly afterwards, with the referee missing a handball by Rafinha in the box. Eventually, they would capitalize on one of their chances, with Vedad Ibesevic poking in a pass from Mohammed Abdellaoue. There was a hint of offside, but the assistant referee thought otherwise.
Bayern's attack continued to look stale until the hour mark, when Claudio Pizzarro was introduced into the game. He leveled the match in the 76th minute, heading in a free kick by Thiago. The visitors picked up the pace after that, but needed all of the remaining time to find a winner. Thiago was the hero, scoring in spectacular fashion with a brilliant scissor kick off a cross by Rafinha.
Stuttgart: Ulreich, Schwaab (Boka 65'), Rüdiger, Rausch, Sakai, Harnik, Werner (Traore 86'), Khedira, Leitner, Abdellaoue (Sararer 90'), Ibisevic
Goals: Ibesevic (29')
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Alaba, Dante, Boateng, Rafinha, Lahm, Shaqiri (Pizzarro 60'), Kroos (Mandzukic 60'), Thiago, Müller, Götze (Contento 88')
Goals: Pizzarro (76'), Thiago (90')