Robert Lewandowski returned to his old stomping ground and it appeared once again like the Pole would come back to haunt his former side after scoring twice.
Bayern Munich dominated the early stages of the game and eventually, they pounced on some poor defending to take the lead midway through the first half.
Serge Gnabry was offered time and space to put the ball on a plate for Robert Lewandowski, who continued his fine goalscoring form against his former club by nodding the ball past Dortmund’s
Borussia Dortmund were given a lifeline just two minutes into the second half when Manuel Neuer brought down Marco Reus inside the penalty area and offered the hosts a way back into the match.
Reus dusted himself off and made no mistake from 12 yards, however, Bayern Munich took the lead once again within the blink of an eye, with Lewandowski scoring his second header of the match from close range.
The visitors’ joy was short-lived and Reus once again saw his name go up in lights courtesy of a stunning half-volley.
Things then went from bad to worse for Bayern Munich when substitute Paco
Key Talking Point
Lucien Favre’s game plan was working wonders throughout the first quarter of Der Klassiker. However, the remainder of the first half had to be scrapped as soon as Bayern Munich took the lead, putting a lot of emphasis on what would be changed at the break.
Favre’s hairdryer treatment at half time had worked wonders when Marco Reus levelled the scoreline, and despite some naive defending from Dortmund’s young players allowing Bayern Munich back into the lead, Dortmund eventually turned things around to register all three points.
Hitz (7); Piszczek (8), Akanji (7), Zagadou (7), Hakimi (8); Witsel (8), Weigl (3), Sancho (9*); Reus (9), Bruun Larsen (7),
Yes, Marco Reus scored a brace, but…
Jadon Sancho had a quiet first half in Der Klassiker. It appeared that the occasion was getting the better of the 18-year-old, and he looked like a shadow of what fans have come to expect this season.
However, after the break, Sancho was carrying Borussia Dortmund on his back. The teenager was the spark which the Black and Yellows needed during the second half and he brought the best out of fellow star performer Marco Reus.
No real surprises to see
Weigl hasn’t been a regular part of Borussia Dortmund’s first team this season but he was thrown in at the deep end alongside Axel Witsel, as opposed to partnering the Belgian with
The way this game is going so far,Delaney would have been the better option for Weigl, who fails to impose himself. #bvbfcb
— Stefan Buczko (@StefanBuczko) November 10, 2018
I said it before, Delaney has to start all of these games. If Delaney plays a bad game, he may not add alot of offensive fire power but we still have physicality and defensive organisation. If Weigl / Dahoud plays bad, then we are absolutely exposed defensively.
— Max (#1 Rohit Fan) (@BorussianMyth) November 10, 2018
Key Talking Point
It’s been all a bit doom and gloom in Bavaria this season, but Bayern Munich manager
They will be making the long journey home empty-handed, but there were still a lot of positives for Bayern to take from the match, although serious questions now have to be asked about their ageing defence.
Neuer (6); Kimmich (8), Hummels (5), Boateng (7), Alaba (7); Martinez (4), Gnabry (8),
Robert Lewandowski used his experience brilliantly to get the upper hand against Borussia Dortmund’s young defensive partnership of Manuel Akanji and Dan-Axel Zagadou.??
Don’t want to think about how this season would look without Lewandowski.
— Franz (@fcb_typ) November 10, 2018
Robert Lewandowski has now scored 12 goals against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
At the double in Der Klassiker. ?? pic.twitter.com/XGT8MUXj9K
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 10, 2018
The Poland international did everything he could on his return to the Westfalenstadion and on two occasions put the visitors into the lead but, in the end, his efforts were to no avail as Dortmund rallied in the second half to snatch the win.
Borussia Dortmund can now rest ahead of their Bundesliga clash against FSV Mainz 05 after the international break, although their focus will likely be on the Champions League group stage match against Club Brugge four days later.
Bayern, meanwhile, have a more routine run of games coming up following the international break. Relegation-threatened