LIVE: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

LIVE: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

31′ Kimmich is a fraction late in his challenge on Dahoud and gives away a free-kick on the edge of the Dortmund box.

Borussia Dortmund

29′ Meunier slides in from behind on Coman and goes into the book.

29′ SAVE! Coman surges down the left flank and opens up space for a strike to the near post, but his low strike is repelled by the boot of Hitz.

R. Lewandowski

Yellow Card

Bayern München

28′ Lewandowski brings down Dahoud on the charge and goes into the book.

Bayern München

26′ Sane collects an offload from Kimmich in the right inside channel and beats Schulz. He hits a low ball across the face of goal and might even be shooting himself. However, Lewandowski is on the spot to score.

Bayern München

26′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! LEWANDOWSKI GETS BAYERN BACK INTO THE GAME!!!! 2-1!! The Pole slots home from close range from Sane’s cutback. Sane collects on the right flank and beats the challenge of Schulz. He fires a low ball across the face of goal that Lewandowski slots into the net. All too easy for the home side. 

25′ Dahoud opens up the Bayern defence with an incisive pass for Meunier. The Belgian looks for Haaland unmarked in the middle, but he underhits his cross and allows Alaba to make the interception. Meunier should have gone for goal there.

24′ Reus tries to release Haaland on the break, but on this occasion the Norwegian runs into a wall of red shirts on the edge of the Bayern box.

22′ Sane twists and turns down the right flank and sends a dangerous cross towards Coman. Meunier reads the danger in the Dortmund box to clear.

21′ Muller is the latest Bayern player to threaten Hitz’s goal. The forward lines up a drive from the left inside channel, but sends his effort wide of the target.

20′ WIDE! Sule floats a ball over the top for Goretzka to guide into the path of Lewandowski. The striker takes the effort first time on his left foot, but sends his effort wide of the right post.

19′ OVER! Sule angles a cross in from the right flank that Lewandowski meets with a firm header, but the Pole can only send his effort over the top.

17′ OVER! Kimmich hangs a dangerous cross to the back post from the left flank. Sane runs into position to attack the delivery, only to head his effort over the bar from a difficult angle. The winger did well to make contact there.

14′ Dortmund are winning all of the 50/50 battles on the field. Hazard gets the better of Goretzka in the middle of the park and is fouled by the German.

13′ Davies sends a dangerous cross in from the left flank that somehow evades everyone and travels through to the opposite wing. Zagadou missed his clearing header, while Sane was on his heels.

11′ Bayern have developed a bad habit of going behind early in games. Once again the reigning Bundesliga champions need to dig themselves out of a hole.

Borussia Dortmund

9′ Hazard latches on to a fine pass from Schulz and he continues the move with a brilliant low cross for Haaland to convert.

Borussia Dortmund

9′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! HAALAND SCORES AGAIN!!! 2-0 DORTMUND!!!! The visitors enjoy an outstanding start to the game as Haaland converts from close range. Dahoud switches play from right to left to find Schulz. The full-back slides an offload to Hazard on the charge in the left inside channel. He cuts a low ball into the middle where Haaland stabs home. A clinical team move.

7′ Sane raids down the right flank and cuts back on his left foot to whip a cross into the box. Lewandowski has to stretch to connect with a header, but his effort is tame and gathered by Hitz.

6′ Reus works a pass to Haaland in the final third and he tries to turn away from three red shirts, but Goretzka gets back at him to win possession.

4′ Coman whips a ball into the Dortmund box from the left flank, but Hitz comes through a crowd of players to punch clear. He collides with Goretzka in the process and wins a free-kick for the visitors.

Borussia Dortmund

2′ Delaney nudges an offload to Haaland after Meunier steers the ball into the middle of the pitch from the right flank.

Borussia Dortmund

2′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! HAALANDS HANDS DORTMUND THE PERFECT START!!!!! 1-0!!!!!! The Norwegian fires the visitors in front with a fine strike from the edge of the box that finds the back of the net. Delaney nudges an offload to the forward and he turns away from Boateng to open up space for an effort. He connects low and hard on his left foot and it takes a deflection off Boateng on its way to goal that allows the ball to beat Neuer to find the bottom-right corner.

1′ We’re underway at Allianz Arena.

Borussia Dortmund have lost their last four Bundesliga games against FC Bayern, something that has only ever previously happened to BVB from 1968 to 1970 (5 defeats in a row vs. FCB back then).

Dortmund are without both Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro for the contest. Both players sustained injuries in the DFB-Pokal win over Borussia Monchengladbach during the week. There are four changes in total for Dortmund as Meunier, Schulz and Zagadou come into the back four. Bellingham and Morey drop to the bench. Hazard gets the start in place of the injured Sancho.

Bayern have made two changes to their side that beat Koln last time out. Muller and Coman return to the line in place of Musiala and Choupo-Moting, who both drop to the bench this evening. Sule continues to operate at right-back for Flick’s side.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUBS: Roman Burki, Mateu Morey, Youssoufa Moukoko, Julian Brandt, Reinier, Jude Bellingham, Lukasz Piszczek, Steffen Tigges, Felix Passlack.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND (4-2-3-1): Marwin Hitz; Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Nico Schulz; Emre Can, Thomas Delaney; Marco Reus, Mahoud Dahoud, Thorgan Hazard; Erling Haaland.

BAYERN SUBS: Serge Gnabry, Javi Martinez, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bouna Sarr, Lucas Hernandez, Marc Roca, Tiago Dantas, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Jamal Musiala.

BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Niklas Sule, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich; Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.

Dortmund enter the contest in good form, having reeled off four wins on the bounce in all competitions. Die Schwarzgelben need a win to get back into contention for a top-four finish, with the club currently sitting in sixth place and four points behind fourth-place Eintracht Frankfurt. Edin Terzic’s men are winless in their last four matches against Bayern, and will need a special effort tonight to win Der Klassiker on the road.

Bayern crushed Koln last time out by a 5-1 margin to get their charge for the title back on course. Hansi Flick’s men had endured a difficult couple of games by their standards, drawing 3-3 against Arminia Bielefeld and losing 2-1 on the road to Eintracht Frankfurt. However, they begin the evening one point behind RB Leipzig at the top and will be looking to reclaim their spot on the Bundesliga summit.

Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena.

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