M. Sabitzer has scored a goal for Bayern Munich! Assist by S. Gnabry.
BAYERN BAG FOUR! Gnabry's close-range shot is saved low down by the exposed Flekken, before the Bayern forward re-gathers the ball and combines with Sane to try again. The ball ultimately breaks to Sabitzer near the penalty spot, and the substitute does not have to be asked twice before slipping the ball into an unguarded net.
Having made a significant impact since appearing from the bench, Gnabry sets up Sabitzer for Bayern's fourth goal - just moments after nearly scoring himself.
In the fifth of eight indicated stoppage-time minutes - due to that strange break in play - Bayern flood forward in search of a fourth goal. With an optimistic attempt from 25 yards, Kimmich sends his shot flying over the Freiburg crossbar.
D. Upamecano gets yellow.
For a trip on Weisshaupt near the right byline, Upamecano is the first Bayern player to be booked today.
Finally, the game gets back under way after a protracted debate on the touchline, involving officials, coaches, players and subs. The match goes on following a drop-ball.
A long delay ensues, after it appeared that there were 12 men on the pitch for Bayern just after the latest raft of substiutions.
N. Süle enters the game and replaces C. Tolisso.
Tolisso is the latest man to make way for Bayern, as Sule completes his return to fitness by making a late cameo from the bench.
M. Sabitzer enters the game and replaces K. Coman.
Soon after his goal, Coman is replaced by Sabitzer in the Bayern attack.
N. Weißhaupt enters the game and replaces L. Höler.
J. Haberer enters the game and replaces M. Eggestein.
Jeong Woo-Yeong enters the game and replaces M. Gulde.
Perhaps too late to affect the outcome, Streich replaces Gulde with a more attacking option, Jeong.
Eggestein has put in a good shift, but is replaced by Haberer for the final few minutes.
After an ineffective outing, Holer makes way for Weisshaupt.
K. Coman has scored a goal for Bayern Munich! Assist by D. Upamecano.
3-1 BAYERN! Coman strikes surely the decisive blow, as he takes the ball into his stride with consummate ease and powers a low shot past Flekken at the Dutch keeper's near post. That was no more than the Bayern winger's performance deserved, as he has shone brightly today.
Upamecano managed to pick out Coman with a long ball upfield; leading to Bayern's third goal.
A rare Freiburg attack sees Grifo pick out Holer, whose left-footed shot from the centre of the box is comfortably saved by Neuer in the centre of the goal.
With Freiburg's spirits surely dampened by conceding again, Bayern pursue a third goal, and Tolisso has a shot from just outside the box blocked.
S. Gnabry has scored a goal for Bayern Munich!
Nagelsmann is making a more radical switch of personnel now, as French full-back Pavard comes off and Germany forward Gnabry is sent on.
BAYERN BACK IN FRONT! Incredibly, another 'supersub' strike puts the visitors 2-1 up, as Gnabry's first intervention since leaving the bench sees him pounce on a Schlotterbeck slip to take in Hernandez's crossfield pass, before confidently firing past the stranded Flekken!
S. Gnabry enters the game and replaces B. Pavard.
Petersen chests down smartly for Holer on the edge of the box, but despite having space to direct his half-volley towards goal, the latter misses the target with a wayward strike.
C. Günter gets yellow.
For a foul on Kouassi in the Bayern half, Gunter is shown the first yellow card of the game.
H. Siquet enters the game and replaces J. Schmid.
Streich makes another change to his side, as Schmid makes way for Siquet.
As they seek a precious winner, Bayern have a corner - conceded by Schmid - but are unable to apply any pressure on Flekken's goal.
N. Petersen has scored a goal for Freiburg! Assist by C. Günter.
Creating the equalising goal with a moment of calm amid a crowded scene, Gunter feeds the ball through with a guided pass to Petersen's feet, and the big striker did the rest.
FREIBURG EQUALISE! Former Bayern man Petersen strikes, just moments after springing from the bench, as he stepped onto a cute reverse pass by Gunter to turn the ball coolly past Neuer and into the bottom-left corner. Freiburg are back on level terms at 1-1!
C. Tolisso enters the game and replaces L. Goretzka.
N. Petersen enters the game and replaces R. Sallai.
J. Musiala enters the game and replaces R. Lewandowski.
Freiburg make a change up front, as Sallai is replaced by Petersen for the final half-hour.
Surprisingly, Lewandowski is substituted too, with the fresh legs of Musiala coming on in his place. Fitness must be a contributing factor in such a change.
Goalscorer Goretzka's comeback game is brought to an early end, as he makes way for Tolisso in midfield.
L. Goretzka has scored a goal for Bayern Munich! Assist by J. Kimmich.
BAYERN LEAD! From a free-kick on the left side of the area, 30 yards out, Kimmich curls in a high cross, which is met by the forehead of Goretzka just ahead of Flekken, and the ball nestles into the back of the net! It has taken a set-piece to unlock this stubborn Freiburg side, but Bayern now take a 1-0 lead!
It was a precise free-kick into the box from Kimmich which forced Flekken to act - perhaps a touch rashly - and Goretzka latched onto it for the opening goal.
Goretzka lies stricken on the grass after attempting to control a long, dropping pass. He appeared to overstretch, but is quickly back into the action.
Attempting to turn into space on the halfway line, Lewandowski is brought crashing to the soaked SC-Stadion turf by an ill-timed challenge from Schmid.
Kimmich and Schmid collide in a tangle of limbs, kicking off some angry exchanges on the touchline. Nagelsmann is particularly animated, but the game goes on after both men get back to their feet.
Schlotterbeck tackles forcefully through the back of Muller, who goes down in a heap. However, no yellow card is forthcoming, and the veteran forward is able to return to the fray.
We are back under way in Freiburg!
HALF-TIME: FREIBURG 0-0 BAYERN MUNICH
Sallai is brought down high up on the left touchline, earning Freiburg a free-kick, but the hosts cannot make much of their opportunity from the set-piece.
Successive corners see Upamecano denied by a block and then by the attentions of several Freiburg defenders as he attempts to reach the ball with a header.
Muller wins a free-kick from Grifo - much to the visible disgust of Freiburg boss Christian Streich - but Kimmich's ball into the box drifts wide of Flekken's left-hand post.
Goretzka barges over Holer by the right touchline, conceding a free-kick. However, Grifo's subsequent cross from the set-piece is headed well clear of the Bayern box.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann is growing increasingly frustrated on the touchline, as despite his side having 64 per cent of the ball, they have been prevaricating in the final third and barely look like breaking the deadlock.
After a marauding run by Schlotterbeck to the edge of the Bayern box, Grifo receives and then flips the ball into the area from the left. It breaks to Hofler, who shoots tamely at Neuer in goal.
Muller twice refuses to take an opportunity to shoot left-footed from the edge of the box, preferring to lay the ball out wide to Pavard, whose right-wing cross is comfortably headed away to safety.
After Freiburg clear their lines from the corner, the referee halts the game to have a stern word or two with Lewandowski and Gulde, who had tangled off the ball.
Released by Muller deep inside the Freiburg half, Goretzka's attempt to guide the ball through to Lewandowski is deflected behind for a Bayern corner.
Muller crosses low into a packed penalty area, but Lienhart manages to divert the ball away before it passes the near post. Freiburg have been far from overrun so far, but Bayern are certainly on top.
Perceptive as ever, Muller tries a smart throughball, but Lewandowski is caught offside in his attempts to latch onto it.
Eggestein has his head in his hands, after Holer narrowly fails to make contact with his low throughball into the Bayern box. Despite stretching every sinew, Neuer is able to come off his line and claim the ball in front of the Freiburg striker.
Flekken is called upon again, as Sane drifts inside from the flank and tests the Dutch goalkeeper with a low shot towards the centre of Freiburg's goal.
From Kimmich's corner, Kouassi leaps highest to get his forehead to the ball near the penalty spot, but turns his header high and wide of the target.
Kimmich's goalbound shot from the edge of the box is bravely blocked by a fast-closing defender, and the ball ultimately loops up into Flekken's gloves inside his six-yard box.
Flekken gathers the ball safely in the centre of his goal, after Goretzka shoots towards the target from outside the area.
Hofler brings down Kimmich with a crunching challenge in midfield, for which only a free-kick is awarded against him.
Amid the rain in the Black Forest, black-shirted Bayern are making most of the early running, but Freiburg - clad in red - are clearly poised to strike on the counter.
We are under way at the SC-Stadion!
Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's Bundesliga clash between fifth-placed Freiburg and leaders Bayern Munich at the SC-Stadion!
Freiburg's first-ever Champions League qualification remains a possibility with seven games left to play, after a goalless draw with rock-bottom Greuther Furth last time out extended the Black Forest club's unbeaten run to six league games. Defying expectations to sit fifth in the Bundesliga standings - level on points with fourth-placed RB Leipzig - today's hosts have, however, beaten Bayern only once in the teams' last 37 meetings: a 2-1 home victory almost seven years ago.
On course to claim their 10th straight Bundesliga title, sitting six points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich have lost only two of their last 19 games in all competitions - also progressing serenely into the Champions League quarter-finals with an 8-2 aggregate destruction of RB Salzburg. Following a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim last month, they have won only one of their last four away fixtures, though, so will be keen to improve such relatively modest form.
SUBS: Benjamin Uphoff, Janik Haberer, Woo-Yeong Jeong, Hugo Siquet, Keven Schlotterbeck, Kiliann Sildialli, Noah Weisshaupt, Nils Petersen.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Tanguy Kouassi, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.
SUBS: Sven Ulreich, Serge Gnabry, Marc Roca, Niklas Sule, Corentin Tolisso, Omar Richards, Josip Stanisic, Jamal Musiala, Marcel Sabitzer.
The players are out on the pitch in Freiburg, with kick-off now just moments away!
FREIBURG (3-4-2-1): Mark Flekken; Nico Schlotterbeck, Philipp Lienhart, Manuel Gulde; Jonathan Schmid, Maximilian Eggestein, Nicolas Hofler, Christian Gunter; Vincenzo Grifo, Lucas Holer; Roland Sallai.
Barely involved so far today, Bayern's Lewandowski has already scored 17 away goals in this Bundesliga season - a joint-record previously only achieved by Jupp Heynckes in 1973-74 and Timo Werner in 2019-20. Seeking to break new ground by adding to that tally, the Polish striker had just 17 touches and one attempt on goal in the first half, but surely he can't be kept quiet for the full 90 minutes?
Having sealed another three points in the Bundesliga, Bayern can now turn their attention to next week's Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash against Villarreal. Though their top-four hopes have taken a heavy blow today, Freiburg will have one eye on their DFB-Pokal semi-final against Hamburg later this month, as they bid to reach the final for the very first time.
That's all from the SC-Stadion today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!