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Bayern Munich 4-2 B. Dortmund: Tuchel starts Bayern era with Klassiker victory

Bayern, Dortmund
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An easy home win was enough for Tuchel’s men to get back to the top of the Bundesliga table.

Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in their Bundesliga match on Saturday. A fantastic attacking display ensured the Bundesliga champions’ victory at Allianz Arena.


Dortmund started off as the better side as they made a few early efforts to find the back of the net. Bayern were still trying to find their feet in the game when a horrible blunder by Gregor Kobel changed the course of the game.

Dayot Upamecano sent a long ball for Leroy Sane’s run behind Dortmund’s backline. Kobel rushed out of the goal but failed to meet the ball as it went right past him into the back of the net.

Bayern took control of the game immediately after the game, putting immense pressure on Dortmund’s backline.

Their efforts paid off when a header from Matthijs de Ligt found Thomas Muller in front of the goal. The German international nodded the ball home from close range to make it 2-0 for the hosts.

Dortmund’s defence line crumbled under Bayern’s pressure from both flanks. Quick runs from Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman opened up enough space for other Bayern attackers to move deep into Dortmund’s half.

Only five minutes after his first goal, Muller completed his brace to extend Bayern’s lead. This time, he converted the rebound of a poorly cleared shot from Sane.

The pace of the game decreased after Muller’s second goal, but Bayern restarted their attacks as soon as the second half began. A fantastic assist from Sane saw Bayern score their fourth goal of the night.

Kingsley Coman converted Sane’s brilliant pass with a low shot as Bayern ended Dortmund’s dreams of a second-half comeback.

Thomas Tuchel went on to make a host of changes to his lineup after Coman’s goal. The substitutes, however, failed to impress as Serge Gnabry gave out a penalty less than five minutes after his arrival.

Emre Can converted the spot-kick for Dortmund, making it 4-1 at Allianz Arena. The Bavarians had several more chances to increase the lead after Can’s goal.

However, it was Dortmund who scored again in the final minute of the game. This time, Donyell Malen smashed a brilliant low shot past Yann Sommer to score his side’s second goal of the night.

Following their solid Bundesliga start under Tuchel, Bayern will take on Freiburg in DFB Pokal on Tuesday.