Champions Bayern Munich roared again from two targets all the way down to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on Saturday with a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski, to stay two factors clear on the prime of the Bundesliga.
Dortmund, who had gained their 4 earlier video games in all competitions, scored twice with Erling Haaland within the opening 9 minutes and Poland striker Lewandowski responded with a brace of his personal in an explosive first half. However a purpose from Leon Goretzka within the 88th minute put the hosts in entrance and Lewandowski scored his third within the ninetieth to kill off the sport.
“It’s presently the case that if an opponent will get an opportunity, we get punished,” stated Bayern coach Hansi Flick. “However we shook ourselves after 2-0 and confirmed that we cannot have it taken away from us. We deserved the win in the long run as a result of we dominated the sport for an hour. The crew confirmed it was awake after going 2-0 down.”
Lewandowski, chasing Gerd Mueller’s legendary document of 40 league targets in a single season relationship again from the 1971-72 marketing campaign, now has 31 targets with 10 league video games remaining. Bayern, looking a record-extending ninth consecutive league title, are on 55 factors, two forward of RB Leipzig, winners 3-0 at Freiburg. Dortmund dropped to sixth on 39.
The league’s two finest assaults lived as much as their popularity in Der Klassiker with a surprising four-goal first half efficiency in an empty Allianz Enviornment. In a flawless begin, Dortmund, who had gained the final 4 video games in all competitions, have been 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 targets.
Bayern, nonetheless, shortly labored their method again, took management and struck twice with Lewandowski within the twenty sixth minute and a forty fourth minute penalty for a foul on Kingsley Coman, to ship the groups stage at halftime.
“We began nicely however we must always have saved it up,” stated Dortmund’s Emre Can. “I’m very upset. Sooner or later we didn’t play soccer anymore. It was not ok immediately.”
Each took their foot off the gasoline after the break and Haaland needed to be taken off injured on the hour with the guests trying content material with the draw, unwilling to danger an excessive amount of in quest of a winner. Bayern pushed for a 3rd purpose and had their possibilities earlier than Goretzka volleyed in a nasty clearance to show the sport round and Lewandowski capped an outstanding efficiency, rifling in from the sting of the field.