Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund
Bundesliga Matchday 24
Bayern Munich defeated old enemy Borussia Dortmund for the fifth straight time in the league – the Reds’ best record against the BlackYellow since 1970.
Saturday’s match-up was a Klassiker that will sit prominently in the rich history of Klassiker duels.
Bayern’s 4-2 win over Dortmund lived up to the billing as the teams holding the two best strikers in the world put their talisman to the field and watched them go toe-to-toe.
“For me, there was a clear foul in the build-up to the 3-2. If that had happened to Bayern, the referee would have 100% blown his whistle.”BVB captain Marco Reus
Although Haaland had to be withdrawn on the hour mark as a precaution after a challenge with Bayern’s Jerome Boateng, the Norwegian had already made his mark as early as the ninth minute, scoring two goals to put Dortmund two ahead.
It’s understandable that Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, twelves years Haaland’s senior, responded a little later, not bagging his first goal until the half hour mark.
Lewan proved patience and age rules over youthful exuberance, finishing off his hat-trick in the 87th minute to give Bayern a 4-2 victory.
Robert Lewandowski: “It was an interesting game for the fans and for us. We really wanted the three points because we wanted to stay in first place.”
Bayern coach Hansi Flick: “We shook ourselves off after 2-0 and had a bit more physical contact. You have to highlight the mentality, the morale and the desire of the team. It was a sensational comeback.”
BVB coach Edin Terzic: “The first half started very well and ended very badly. The pressure was eventually so great that we must now return home empty-handed.”
Thomas Müller: “The quality is there. Our identity, that aggression, having that spirit to always believe we can turn games around.”
Marco Reus: “For me, there was a clear foul in the build-up to the 3-2. If that had happened to Bayern, the referee would have 100% blown his whistle.”