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November 24, 2013 1:30 AM SGT
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ M. Gräfe‎
Attendance:‬ 80645‎
 
 
Mario Götze 66′
 
Arjen Robben 85′
 
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Mario Götze
Mario Götze
FC Bayern München
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Borussia Dortmund 0-3 Bayern Munich: Gotze leads champions to second-half rout

The Bavarians struck a vital blow in the Bundesliga title race with a flatting win over their rivals, who were made to rue a number of missed chances

Mario Gotze returned to haunt his old side as leaders Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

The midfielder – who made the switch to reigning champions Bayern for a €37 million fee in the close-season – came off the bench to light up a tepid encounter between the title rivals and break the deadlock before Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller added late goals to produce a scoreline that flattered the visitors.

Both sides were missing key players for the fixture, with Dortmund particularly hindered with their regular back four all unavailable.

In a first half bereft of chances, Robert Lewandowski, who was also linked with Bayern in the transfer window, wasted the best opportunity when he fired over from close range.

Gotze's neat finish after 66 minutes finally brought the game to life before Robben and Muller also netted late on to extend Bayern's unbeaten Bundesliga record to 38 matches and open up a seven-point gap over Dortmund, last season's runners-up.

Jurgen Klopp handed a debut to centre-back Manuel Friedrich with Dortmund's usual back four missing from the starting XI. Franck Ribery was absent with a rib injury for Bayern, while Gotze was only named as a substitute against his former club.

Klopp's charges started brightly and Lewandowski should have hit the target when he fired his shot on the turn over the crossbar when unmarked in the area.

The hosts continued to look lively and Marco Reus broke clear of the defence shortly before the half-hour mark and stung the palms of Manuel Neuer with a left-foot strike.

Bayern had shown little going forward until good work on the left from Robben led to Mario Mandzukic's acrobatic effort being beaten away from Roman Weidenfeller.

The same combination then nearly handed the away side the lead against the run of play on 38 minutes, but Mandzukic failed to make clean contact with Robben's teasing cross into the six-yard area.

The first half came to an end in tempestuous circumstances as Mandzukic reacted angrily to a late challenge from Kevin Grosskreutz, with the latter lucky to avoid a red card when he appeared to aim a headbutt at the Croatian.

Neither side was able to put their stamp on the second half, until Pep Guardiola introduced Gotze to a chorus of boos from the home fans.

And the substitution paid dividends on 66 minutes when the Germany international controlled Thomas Muller's pass from the right and finished to the far corner with the outside of his boot to silence the jeers.

Dortmund pressed for an equaliser with Henrikh Mkhitaryan firing wide from close range and Reus' low drive forcing a superb reflex save from Neuer.

However, Bayern ended the game as a contest in the 85th minute when Robben broke clear of the Dortmund defence and applied a sublime chip over Weidenfeller.

And there was further cause for Bayern celebration just two minutes later. Robben sprayed the ball to Philipp Lahm and his centre was turned home by Muller as Bayern secured their first triumph in Dortmund since 2009.


Borussia Dortmund

1
Roman Weidenfeller
Goalkeeper
2.50
25
4.00
37
Erik Durm
Defender
3.00
2
2.50
6
Sven Bender
Midfielder
79′
4.00
10
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder
56′ 71′
2.00
11
Marco Reus
Midfielder
3.00
16
2.00
18
Nuri Sahin
Midfielder
2.50
19
Kevin Großkreutz
Midfielder
45′
3.50
9
3.50

FC Bayern München

4.00
1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
Dante
Defender
2.00
13
Rafinha
Defender
45′ 79′
2.50
17
3.50
21
3.50
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
3.00
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
4.00
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
85′
3.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
2.00
9
4.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
66′ 87′

Substitutes

20
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26
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5
Sebastian Kehl
Midfielder
 - 
7
Jonas Hofmann
Midfielder
71′
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23
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Substitutes

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22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
15
3.50
6
3.50
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
56′ 66′
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23
 - 
34

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Leverkusen
15 2