Dortmund pull clear of Bayern
Posted: 10 November 2018 Time: 08:33 pm
Borussia Dortmund extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga standings with a 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday evening.
Marco Reus had a wonderful opportunity to grab the lead for Dortmund in the 11th minute after finding space in the the box but his low strike was saved by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
However, Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 26th minute with a simple finish at close range following a square pass by Serge Gnabry.
Niko Kovac’s troops were organised defensively towards the end of the half and went into the break with a 1-0 lead, as Dortmund failed to mount a serious attempt at goal.
Reus levelled matters for Dortmund four minutes into the second stanza from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Neuer inside the box.
Three minutes later, Lewandowski restored the lead for the visitors with another close range strike at the far post and completed his brace in the process, 1-2.
Reus got parity again for the hosts in the 69th minute with an incredible half-volley in the centre of the box following a brilliant cross by Lukasz Piszczek, 2-2.
However, Paco Alcacer made it 3-2 to Favre’s men in the 73rd minute with a strike past Neuer following a long pass from Alex Witsel from his own half.
Lewandowski got the ball in the back of the net for Bayern deep in stoppage time with a back-heel but he was flagged offside as the visitors went down 3-2 to a spirited Dortmund.
Dortmund are now four points clear at the top of the table and seven points ahead of the Bavarians.