Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich opened up a four-point lead on the high of the Bundesliga with a 3-2 win at second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Julian Brandt and Erling Haaland scored Dortmund’s objectives at Signal Iduna Park, however Lewandowski netted and transformed the profitable penalty, both aspect of a Kingsley Coman aim.
Dortmund coach Marco Rose was proven a crimson card for arguing with the referee after a Mats Hummels handball led to Lewandowski changing the important thing spot-kick 12 minutes from time.
“In the first half, we should have led by more and in terms of how we played, I’m not sure we deserved to win,” stated Bayern ahead Thomas Mueller.
“But in terms of fighting, we were there.”
This was Bayern’s seventh straight win over Dortmund, together with 5 Bundesliga victories and two German Super Cup triumphs.
Dortmund have been sad to not be awarded a penalty after Marco Reus seemed to be fouled simply earlier than Lewandowski’s essential spot kick.
“We always had the feeling that we could win. That’s why it’s doubly bitter that we lost like that,” fumed Reus.
Dortmund cast forward within the fifth minute when Brandt, who was later stretchered off after a conflict of heads, slammed in an outstanding shot.
A Hummels mistake led to Lewandowski equalising 4 minutes later towards his former membership when the Poland striker motored onto a Thomas Mueller go and fired home.
Bayern capitalised on one other Dortmund error when Coman’s glorious strike put the guests in entrance earlier than half-time.
Just 120 seconds after the break, Dortmund have been stage when Haaland shot previous diving Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer after Dayot Upamecano cheaply gave away possession.
Dortmund have been unfortunate to not be awarded a penalty when their captain Marco Reus seemed to be fouled by Lucas Hernandez.
At the opposite finish, Hummels was once more at fault when VAR confirmed his handball, to Rose’s fury, and Lewandowski made no mistake.
It was Lewandowski’s 22nd aim in 15 Bundesliga video games towards Dortmund, who he left in 2014.
Bayern midfielder Corentin Tolisso fired extensive of an open Dortmund aim throughout 10 tense minutes of stoppage time.
Earlier, Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored 4 second-half objectives as third-placed Bayer Leverkusen romped to a 7-1 thrashing of backside membership Greuther Fuerth.
Schick grew to become the primary Leverkusen participant to attain 4 objectives in a single half of a Bundesliga match.
“In the first half I didn’t have a single shot at goal. The second half was like opening a bottle of ketchup,” Schick quipped.
Amine Adli and Edmond Tapsoba scored early objectives for Leverkusen earlier than Fuerth pulled a aim again from Jeremy Dudziak.
Schick was then concerned within the subsequent 5 Leverkusen objectives because the hosts ran riot.
He arrange Ecuador’s Piero Hincapie simply earlier than the break, then fired in 4 objectives in simply 27 minutes — two together with his left foot, one together with his proper and a header.
Schick has now scored 12 instances in 11 league video games this season and trails solely Lewandowski, who has netted 16 objectives, within the scoring charts.
Wolfsburg crashed to a 3-Zero defeat at Mainz forward of Wednesday’s all-or-nothing Champions League conflict at home to Lille.
Wolfsburg by no means recovered from conceding a aim by ahead Jonathan Burkardt after simply 68 seconds and have been 2-Zero down after solely 4 minutes when Anton Stach scored from outdoors the field.
To compound Wolfsburg’s distress, their French defender Maxence Lacroix scored a late personal aim.
Hoffenheim climbed into the highest 4 with a 3-2 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt, whose three-match profitable streak was ended.
Colombia striker Rafael Borre gave Frankfurt an early lead, however objectives by Dennis Geiger, Georginio Rutter and Diadie Samassekou put Hoffenheim in command.
Substitute Goncalo Paciencia scored Frankfurt’s second to arrange a tense closing 20 minutes, with empty stands in Sinsheim resulting from excessive numbers of Covid circumstances within the area.