BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski scored two times as Bayern Munich unfolded a four-point lead on the best 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 Sign Iduna Park, however Lewandowski netted and transformed the profitable penalty, all sides of a Kingsley Coman function. Dortmund trainer Marco Rose was once proven a crimson card for disagreeing with the referee after a Mats Hummels handball ended in Lewandowski changing the important thing spot-kick 12 mins from time. “Within the first half of, we will have to have led via extra and with regards to how we performed, I’m no longer positive we deserved to win,” stated Bayern ahead Thomas Mueller. “However with regards to preventing, we had been there.”
This was once Bayern’s 7th instantly win over Dortmund, together with 5 Bundesliga victories and two German Tremendous Cup triumphs. Dortmund had been unsatisfied not to be awarded a penalty after Marco Reus gave the impression to be fouled simply ahead of Lewandowski’s an important spot kick. “We at all times had the sensation that shall we win. That’s why it’s doubly sour that we misplaced like that,” fumed Reus. Dortmund solid forward within the 5th minute when Brandt, who was once later stretchered off after a conflict of heads, slammed in a very good shot.
A Hummels mistake ended in Lewandowski equalizing 4 mins later towards his former membership when the Poland striker motored onto a Thomas Mueller go and fired house. Bayern capitalized on some other Dortmund error when Coman’s very good strike put the guests in entrance ahead of half-time. Simply 120 seconds after the damage, Dortmund had been stage when Haaland shot previous diving Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer after Dayot Upamecano cost effectively gave away ownership.
Dortmund had been unfortunate to not be awarded a penalty when their captain Marco Reus gave the impression to be fouled via Lucas Hernandez. On the different finish, Hummels was once once more at fault when VAR showed his handball, to Rose’s fury, and Lewandowski made no mistake. It was once Lewandowski’s twenty second function in 15 Bundesliga video games towards Dortmund, who he left in 2014. Bayern midfielder Corentin Tolisso fired vast of an open Dortmund function all through 10 anxious mins of stoppage time.
Schick hits 4
Previous, 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 become the primary Leverkusen participant to attain 4 objectives in a single half of of a Bundesliga event. “Within the first half of I didn’t have a unmarried shot at function. The second one half of was once like opening a bottle of ketchup,” Schick quipped.
Amine Adli and Edmond Tapsoba scored early objectives for Leverkusen ahead of Fuerth pulled a function again from Jeremy Dudziak. Schick was once then concerned within the subsequent 5 Leverkusen objectives because the hosts ran rebellion. He arrange Ecuador’s Piero Hincapie simply ahead of the damage, then fired in 4 objectives in simply 27 minutes-two along with his left foot, one along with his proper and a header.
Schick has now scored 12 instances in 11 league video games this season and trails handiest Lewandowski, who has netted 16 objectives, within the scoring charts. Wolfsburg crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Mainz forward of Wednesday’s all-or-nothing Champions League conflict at house to Lille. Wolfsburg by no means recovered from conceding a function via ahead Jonathan Burkardt after simply 68 seconds and had been 2-0 down after handiest 4 mins when Anton Stach scored from outdoor the field. To compound Wolfsburg’s distress, their French defender Maxence Lacroix scored a past due personal function.
Hoffenheim climbed into the highest 4 with a 3-2 house win over Eintracht Frankfurt, whose three-match profitable streak was once ended. Colombia striker Rafael Borre gave Frankfurt an early lead, however objectives via Dennis Geiger, Georginio Rutter and Diadie Samassekou put Hoffenheim in command. Change Goncalo Paciencia scored Frankfurt’s moment to arrange a anxious ultimate 20 mins, with empty stands in Sinsheim because of prime numbers of Covid instances within the area. – AFP