Bayern beat Dortmund in Der Klassiker by the smallest of margins at the Signal Iduna Park! Lewandowski bags a brace!
Superstar Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski netted twice, including a 77th-minute penalty, to help Bayern Munich to a crucial 3-2 triumph at title rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The result leaves the Bavarians with a four-point advantage at the summit of the Bundesliga.
The Polish international got his first in, in the ninth minute to level, after Dortmund had taken an early lead through Julian Brandt, and then netted a second-half spot-kick to seal victory with his 16th goal of the season.
Kingsley Coman had put Bayern in front a minute before the break before the talismanic Erling Haaland equalised for the hosts with a beautifully curled strike just after half time.
However, it was Lewandowski who stole the show with the winner in the 77th minute, despite goalkeeper, Gregor Kobel, getting a hand to the 33-year-old’s penalty kick.
In a fierce derby match-up, Dortmund boss, Marco Rose, was sent off for a second yellow for dissent after the penalty decision.
Bayern, seeking a record-extending 10th league title in succession, move up to 34 points with this sixth straight league win over their rivals. The loss leaves Dortmund in second place on 30, with Bayer Leverkusen in third on 27.
“I think we deserved to win but I also understand the discussions over the two penalty situations. 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 coach, Julian Nagelsmann, said after the game.