But there was better news for BVB … FC Köln 1. In other early Bundesliga news, Bayer Leverkusen won 1-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach, taking Dortmund’s fifth place from them. In Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund boast the Bundesliga's two top strikers. On Saturday evening however, there's no danger of Bayern knocking Dortmund out of the title race; they're already out of it, 13 points adrift and chasing a very different aim: top four and Champions League qualification. When Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund square off in another instalment of "Der Klassiker" on Saturday (LIVE at 12:30 p.m. Match on Saturday, April 3, 2021. vs Hertha BSC Hertha BSC. Robert Lewandowski appeared to give Bayern Munich the lead early, but VAR chalked off his goal. Generally billed as title-race defining clashes between Germany's two preeminent sides, games between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have fallen short of expectations in recent years. But there was better news for … BT Sport is the home of the Bundesliga, with Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich exclusively live on … Bayern, meanwhile, must at least avoid defeat at the Allianz Arena to ensure they remain top of the table ahead of RB Leipzig. The recent record between the two is as one-sided as the clubs' respective trophy hauls, Bayern Munich winning 11 of the last 17 league meetings between the two since Dortmund last won the Bundesliga in 2012. “It is part of our DNA, of our identity to believe that we can turn matches like that,” said Bayern’s Thomas Müller. Bayern, hunting a record-extending ninth consecutive league title, are on 55 points, two ahead of RB Leipzig, winners 3-0 at Freiburg. Unlike the Pole, however, the Norwegian's activities are largely restricted to central areas of the opposition half and penalty area, whereas Lewandowski is more likely to drop deeper or wider to hold the ball up and launch attacks himself. Last modified on Sat 6 Mar 2021 23.28 GMT. “I am very disappointed. Borussia Dortmund ... Borussia Dortmund 3/20. It's a Der Klassiker thriller to say the least! Dortmund scored twice through Erling Haaland in the opening nine minutes but the Poland forward Lewandowski responded with a double of his own in an explosive first half. Dortmund, of course, have their own not-so-secret weapon in the goal-scoring department and, with no direct title race to speak of, there will be extra attention on the personal battle between Lewandowski and Erling Haaland. "Dortmund's highly talented team has regularly had to face questions about mentality in recent months and years," they wrote, comparing training sessions under former head coach Lucien Favre to a petting zoo. "And then there are his incredible goals and spectacular sprints – Erling Haaland is a complete package.". Pavel I. Meda March 6, 2021 8:25 pm March 6, 2021 8:48 pm. And yet it's still a must-win for Bayern, who could be second by kick-off should this season's challengers RB Leipzig win away at Freiburg earlier in the afternoon. Dortmund need to complicate that, and make this title race even more compelling. Like Lewandowski, Haaland is an instinctive predator in the box who knows exactly where the goal is and prefers to shoot first time. “We started well but we should have kept it up,” said Dortmund’s Emre Can. Bayern Munich produce an outstanding comeback to defeat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in their Bundesliga match at Allianz Arena. Bayern, however, quickly fought back, took control and struck twice with Lewandowski in the 26th minute and a 44th-minute penalty for a foul on Kingsley Coman, to send the teams level at half time. In other early Bundesliga news, Bayer Leverkusen won 1-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach, taking Dortmund’s fifth place from them. vs FC Bayern München FC Bayern. Games in Munich have been particularly one-sided with the home side winning the last six by score lines of 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 4-1, 5-1 and 2-1 en route to racking up eight consecutive Bundesliga titles. BERLIN - Leon Goretzka scored for Bayern Munich to take a giant step toward a record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title with a 1-0 win … Dortmund, who had won the last four games in all competitions, were 2-0 up by the ninth minute with Haaland thundering in a shot and tapping in a cutback to take his league tally to 19. We use cookies to improve our service for you. At some point we did not play football any more. Borussia Dortmund have been out of Bundesliga championship contention for some time now, but they can still have a big impact on the title race when they take on Bayern Munich in Der Klassiker.. Bayern have had a few stumbles in recent weeks, which has seen their lead over RB Leipzig at the top of the table shrink to just two points. the vital winning goal in the cup against Gladbach on Tuesday night. Want to hear what we think about the latest Bundesliga matchday? You can find more information in our data protection declaration. Just ask your Alexa device to play the audio of our opinion piece. Bundesliga: 10-man Bayern runs riot; Wolfsburg wins, Dortmund slips By Nicholas Mendola Mar 20, 2021, 2:48 PM EDT Photo by Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty Images But Goretzka put them in front for the first time with a shot from inside the box two minutes from time, before Lewandowski capped a superb performance, rifling in from the edge of the penalty area. Bayern Munich clambered back to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday night with a 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund, with goals from David Alaba, Robert … Dortmund will need that combination of technical ability and psychological fortitude, which has so often betrayed them in Munich in recent seasons, if they are to get a result and reach their objective this season. Thomas Müller is set to return to the Bayern starting XI following his coronavirus infection, while Leroy Sane is also hitting the sort of form that saw Bayern splash out €45 million for him in the summer, finding the net against Arminia Bielefeld, Eintracht Frankfurt and Lazio recently. Bundesliga . Robert Lewadowski scored and had two more ruled out via VAR. Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt live streaming & live stream video: Watch Bundesliga online. Bundesliga's top two, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, go head-to-head on Saturday in a match described as the "biggest in Europe this season". Privacy Policy | Behind them, second-choice goalkeeper Marwin Hitz pulled off a stunning save with the score still 0-0. Bundesliga: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund chasing different goals In Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund boast the Bundesliga's two top strikers. Against Gladbach, Can won 91 percent of his personal battles, while Hummels won 100 percent. D 2-2. And former top scorer turned arch-nemesis Robert Lewandowski is as ominous as ever. Bayern currently top of table with a four-point cushion on second-placed Dortmund but there is precious little else to choose between the sides. Contact FC Köln. Allianz Arena was the place where Bayern Munich got a visit from Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. That will be decided by Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich will take a four-point lead into Tuesday's top-of-the-table clash with Borussia Dortmund following an entertaining victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. It was just 10 days into the Bundesliga's restart in May that Bayern came to Dortmund and won 1-0, effectively ending the title race to the disappointment of the neutral fan. Bayern Munich came from two goals down to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on Saturday with a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski, to keep the champions two points clear at … That objective is not the title any more though. Legal notice | Getty Images. In the Bundesliga, Dortmund have a total of 749 pressures in the attacking third – 306 fewer than Bayern (1055). Mentality: Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland have been key to Dortmund's recent revival, but they're out of the title race, Borussia Dortmund's "battling artists" from the "petting zoo", Dortmund go into the game in Munich on the back of four straight wins (against Sevilla, Schalke, Bielefeld and Borussia Mönchengladbach) and three consecutive clean sheets, both of which have been attributed by Kicker magazine this week to BVB's "battling artists.". Not that Dortmund will necessarily have any say in the matter. Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski all scored for the … Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich: Bayern top Bundesliga as Robert Lewandowski keeps up Klassiker form Report as Robert Lewandowski scores 22nd Bayern Munich … Bayern duo Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller account for four of the last five Bundesliga H2H goals to arrive between the 87th minute and fulltime; Bayern is without a loss at Allianz Arena in all competitions this season; BORUSSIA DORTMUND. According to a report from Sport1, the latest rumors indicate that offers are coming in from Olympique Marseille of France’s Ligue 1 and interestingly enough, also from Borussia Dortmund.. Would the former Schalke and current Bayern man go to the two teams’ biggest rival? Bayern Munich 4-2 B. Dortmund – Bundesliga Player Ratings. In fact, if it weren't for the almost existential financial importance of Champions League qualification for their own club, many Borussia Dortmund supporters might begrudgingly take a defeat if it means that Bayern prevent RB from winning the league. The latest updates for FC Bayern München - Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 24 in the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season - plus a complete list of all fixtures. We got tonight’s player ratings. The Pole has already scored 28 goals in 22 Bundesliga this season, and 34 in 32 in all competitions. Bayern pushed for a third goal with Niklas Süle and Müller both heading wide and Joshua Kimmich also missing the target late in the game. Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund. A goal from Leon Goretzka in the 88th minute put the hosts in front, and Lewandowski scored his third in the 90th to kill off the game. Neither did Raphael Guerreiro or Gio Reyna. Sebastian Kehl is a fan of Erling Haaland, "Erling is a winner who tries to transfer his own ambition and will to win to the rest of the team," he said. In other circumstances, this would have been the game of the year in Germany. It was not good enough today.”, Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga – as it happened, The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. It appears that Bayern Munich backup goalkeeper, Alexander Nübel, is still looking for a new place to play next season. Lewandowski, who is chasing Gerd Müller’s legendary record of 40 league goals in one season dating from the 1971-72 campaign, now has 31 with 10 league games remaining. Since Super Manu joined Bayern in summer 2011, the record champions have won eight of nine Bundesliga titles on offer, five of nine DFB Cups and - among others - … This is the place to come to find all of our Bundesliga and other football-related content on Facebook. The cynic might say that the "Der Klassiker" moniker is being shown up for baseless marketing slogan it is. Advertisement . Dortmund puts more emphasis on winning the ball in midfield and in the defensive third. It was not part of our match plan.”. The league’s two best attacks lived up to their reputation in Der Klassiker with a stunning four-goal first-half display in an empty Allianz arena. Erling Haaland will not be joining Bayern Munich this summer because the Bundesliga champions already have the best striker in the world in Robert … In each of Bayern's last five home games against Dortmund, he's scored at least twice. News and background stories from football and the rest of the world of sports, from Germany's international broadcaster. Sports Bundesliga Bulletin: Robert Lewandowski magic pushes Bayern Munich, Erling Haaland wins Borussia Dortmund a point. Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich's closest challengers are not Borussia Dortmund, but RB Leipzig. 3/06. W 2-0. Sebastian Kehl, former Dortmund captain, current head of professional football and, as of this week, future sporting director, believes Haaland embodies that description. But the rivals have very different objectives ahead of Saturday's game in Munich. Jadon Sancho, back to his best with three goals and two assists in the last five league games and the vital winning goal in the cup against Gladbach on Tuesday night, did not travel to Munich. Haaland's insatiable appetite for goals (43 in 45 games since announcing himself to Dortmund away at Augsburg in January 2020) is one thing that hasn't been affected by his team's general malaise this season – although there has been a marked improvement in recent weeks. vs 1. And, at the other end, Dortmund have discovered a new defensive stability courtesy of the make-shift central defensive partnership of Mats Hummels and Emre Can. A fine performance saw Bayern Munich extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Both took their foot off the gas after the break and Haaland had to be taken off injured after an hour with the visitors looking content with the draw, unwilling to risk too much in search of a winner. Borussia Dortmund in a Bundesliga game once again had it all but Bielefeld's trip to Bayern has to take the gong. “But it is also difficult. Borussia Dortmund keep up the pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich ahead of Tuesday's clash between the two with a hard-fought victory at Wolfsburg. It was largely business as usual in the Bundesliga in mid March. Bayern Munich earned a straightforward 3-1 win away to Werder Bremen to extend their lead at the top of the table to four points. It was a matchday to remember in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Arminia Bielefeld, but not so much for Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04. In midfield the difference is much smaller (1355 to 1440), and at the back the figures are almost identical (794 to 805). Bayern Munich came from two goals down to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on Saturday with a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski, to keep the champions two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. More recently, Bayern Munich have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Borussia Dortmund in all competitions, including their first Bundesliga duel this season with 2-3 back in November 2020. Bayern Munich came from behind to steal a march on rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race with a 3-2 win. That, at least, is what a survey by the "Bundesliga Barometer" commissioned for magazine Sportbild found this week, when it revealed that 52.3% of fans of the league's other 16 clubs would prefer to see a ninth consecutive title for Bayern than a maiden championship for the unpopular Red Bull franchise. SIGNAL IDUNA PARK . Bayern Munich take on Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday, with the visitors looking to win their third successive league game to boost their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League. 3/13. ET on ABC/ESPN+ in the U.S.), the two Bundesliga … News late on Friday though, may have dampened Dortmund's mood somewhat. | Mobile version, games between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. © 2021 Deutsche Welle | "But thanks to increased intensity in training sessions [under interim coach Edin Terzic], Dortmund have more grip and are more virulent … against Gladbach, the black and yellows resembled a unit of battling artists.". The Bundesliga weekend was dominated by the Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring his side’s fourth goal in their comeback win against Borussia Dortmund.