Bayern Munich reclaims the top spot in the Bundesliga table, with an exciting victory over
rivals Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park
Defensive woes nearly cost Bayern Munich With several absentees plaguing a roster,
Hansi Flick was forced to start a backline that was never going to cut it against Borussia Dortmund.
Marco Reus put Dortmund ahead late in the first half but David Alaba leveled with a deflected shot after
a clever free-kick routine in injury time.
Robert Lewandowski headed in from Lucas Hernandez’s cross and set up Leroy Sane, who cut in to put them
Lewandowski thought he had wrapped up the game in injury time with a strike that was deflected in by
Dortmund’s English teenager Jude Bellingham but it was ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside.
The Poland forward also had another first-time effort for the European champions disallowed by the VAR.
The former Dortmund striker has scored 13 goals in his last eight league games against his former club.
He is the all-time top Bundesliga goalscorer in ‘Der Klassiker’ with one for Dortmund and 17 for Bayern.
France winger Kingsley Coman also had a great chance for the Treble winners but smashed an effort off the post.
Bayern – who have won all bar two of their games in all competitions in 2020 – overtake RB Leipzig at the top
of the Bundesliga.
This is the first time they have won more than five of their opening seven league fixtures since 2015-16.
Dortmund, who started the day level on points with Bayern, had chances to level with Reus volleying over
and substitute Bellingham having a header saved.