09 Nov Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund Match Report, 09/11/2019, Bundesliga
Bayern Munich made light work of Borussia Dortmund, their 4-0 triumph in Der Klassiker becoming their Bundesliga title defence back on track.
Robert Lewandowski continued his magnificent goalscoring run as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0 at the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Within their maiden league game since the death of head coach Niko Kovac, the winners made comparatively light work of the opponents from the initial top-flight Klassiker of this year to bounce back from a 5-1 thrashing by Eintracht Frankfurt a week.
Lewandowski struck twice against his former team, together with Serge Gnabry too on that the scoresheet prior to a Mats Hummels own target condemned BVB into a sixth successive Bundesliga defeat in the Allianz Arena.
Though the outcome will help Hansi Flick’s hopes of staying in control of Bayern till at the conclusion of the year, Lucien Favre’s standing at Dortmund is currently starting to seem uncertain.
Dortmund know only too well the threat of Lewandowski, however they allowed the Poland striker the liberty of the penalty area to go home the opening goal from Benjamin Pavard’s cross from the right.
Bayern were comfy in the first half, using Axel Witsel shooting over in the 45th moment when Dortmund at last handled a shooter, the people having removed Jadon Sancho nine seconds before.
Bayern took complete control of proceeding two minutes after the restart, Thomas Muller racing clear down the left and crossing for Gnabry to complete following Lewandowski failed to make contact with the ball.
Lewandowski must have left it 3-0 just before the hour mark, amassing Kingsley Coman’s pass, turning his right foot and curling a shot beyond Roman Burki’s left handed post.
Substitute Paco Alcacer went near halving the deficit before Muller took his aid tally from the Bundesliga into 101 because the 2004-05 year, amassing Lewandowski’s pass and chipping back the ball into his strike partner, who pumped the ball under Burki.
With Dortmund’s immunity broken, Hummels turned to his own net when under stress from Thiago Alcantara to compound a miserable outing against his former companies.
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What exactly does it imply? Bayern back on monitor as Favre faces mounting strain
Bayern return to within a point of team leaders Borussia Monchengladbach, having played a match, and they’ll probably still consider themselves name favourites no matter that becomes their permanent new head trainer.
As for Dortmund, Favre will now begin to be feeling the strain. His side have won just three of the previous nine league matches and may be six things off shirt in case Gladbach beat Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Lewandowski too hot to handle
Lewandowski has scored in each of his Bundesliga and Champions League appearances this year and is currently on 23 goals in all competitions in 2019-20. He’s virtually unstoppable.
Weigl goes walkabout
Julian Weigl stood and viewed as Lewandowski drifted into area to start up the scoring, underlining a rather ineffective screen that came to a conclusion when he had been removed 61 moments in.
Crucial Opta Facts
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– Since the start of this 2015-16 season, Bayern have scored 24 dwelling goals against Dortmund from the Bundesliga, more than any other team.
– Bayern celebrated their sixth straight Bundesliga house win from Dortmund. The previous time they achieved that was out of 1977 before 1984, when they succeeded in eight in series.
– Dortmund had just two shots on Saturday — fewer than in almost any other match because detailed data collection started in the Bundesliga in 2004-05.
– Because Lewandowski joined Bayern in 2014 he’s scored 16 Bundesliga goals against Dortmund — just the whole teams of Werder Bremen (19) and Schalke (18) have scored more against them within this age.
– Lewandowski is the primary player in Bundesliga history to score on 11 sequential matchdays (16 goals).
What is next?
Bayern visit Fortuna Dusseldorf on November 23 after the global break, a day following Dortmund host Paderborn.