The Bayern Munich boss says Robert Lewandowski has responded to Dortmund fans with his performance on the pitch.
Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund with a 3-2 result in their Bundesliga game on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski displayed yet another brilliant performance for the Bavarians as they extended their lead on top of the table.
After an early opener for Dortmund’s Julian Brandt, Lewandowski scored the equalizer for Bayern in the ninth minute. Kingsley Coman made it 2-1 for the guests, but a stunning strike from Erling Haaland levelled the game once again.
However, it was not enough to stop Bayern from winning their seventh consecutive Der Klassiker. Lewandowski completed his brace by converting a penalty in the 77th minute, winning the game for the Bavarians.
This was Lewandowski’s first game after his controversial defeat in the Ballon d’Or race. Dortmund fans teased the Bayern star by chanting Lionel Messi’s name.
Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann says the Polish star has responded to the chants with his top-level performance.
“All of this rather spurred him on,” the 34-year-old said when asked about the chants.
“He scored the significant goals and paid the fans back after all the Messi calls in the stadium.”
Asked about his side’s performance, the former RB Leipzig boss responded: “It was a very tight game that was worthy of its reputation. We could have scored more in the first half.
“Dortmund did it well early in the second half, but we found our rhythm again and had good control.”
Bayern will now prepare for their upcoming Champions League game against Barcelona. The Bavarians are already qualified as the group leaders, while Barcelona need a victory to secure their qualification.