Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-3 today in a new edition of the German classic that makes the Bavarian club more leaders, now with two points ahead of Leipzig and three points over Dortmund.
Robert Lewandowski, with a goal and an assist, led Bayern to victory in a game in which the two teams fought every inch of the field from the first minute.
The expected duel between Lewandowski and Haaland was in a draw in terms of goals, one each, but the protagonist was the Pole.
Before the first minute, Bayern had the first chance at Lewandowski’s feet with a shot from a tight angle. The beginning of the game had been marked by balls played throughout the field.
Dortmund sought to exploit Haaland’s speed with deep passes trying to win the back of the Bayern defenders.
Bayern tried to circulate the ball and had more arrival, although Dortmund also hinted at danger with approaches to the area although without disturbing Manuel Neuer.
The Dortmund goalkeeper, Roman Bürki, instead had to demand himself in the 13th minute due to a header from Leon Goretzka and in the 28th due to the volley shot from the same player. In the 24th a goal from Lewandowski was annulled by the VAR for offside.
In the 45th minute, Dortmund opened the scoring, after a good combination, with a shot inside the box by Marco Reus to center from the left by Raphael Guerreiro.
However, almost immediately David Alaba, with a free kick from the half moon, Lewandowski touched the ball, Müller stopped it and Alaba unleashed a shot that hit the back of a Dortmund defender before going to the back of the net.
The second half began with a chance from Haaland in the 47th minute to which Lewandowski responded with Dortmund’s second goal almost immediately. Lucas Hernández launched a cross from the left wing and Lewandowski won the position from Mats Hummels and scored with a header from about ten meters.
Then there were chances for both teams. Bayern had the best with a shot to the post by Kingsley Coman, but Dortmund was constantly insisting on an equalizer until, in a counterattack, Leroy Sané made the third for Bayern.
The play began with a ball that Lucas Hernández beat Haaland on the edge of the Bayern area. Lucas played with Lewandowski, who advanced with the ball controlled to the edge of the area from where he played with Sané so that he defined, after a dribble, with a left-footed shot.
Dortmund approached again, with a goal from Haaland in the 83rd minute, after dribbling over Neuer on a pass from Guerreiro, but Bayern managed to maintain control of the match in the final minutes.