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Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München Live Commentary, 04/12/2021

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2 - 3
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J. Brandt (5)
E. Haaland (48)
R. Lewandowski (9)
K. Coman (44)
R. Lewandowski (77 pen)
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Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye! 
That win takes Bayern four points clear at the top of the table, and they've now won their last three in all competitions. Next up for them is Barcelona in the Champions League. Dortmund miss out on the chance to leapfrog their opponents, staying in second. They're also in Champions League action next as they face Besiktas.
Bayern come out on top with a 3-2 win over rivals Dortmund. It was a dream start for the hosts with Brandt firing in after just five minutes, but Lewandowski pegged them back just four minutes later after Muller caught Hummels on the ball. Coman then rifled his side ahead after some poor defending from Dortmund just before the break. Haaland pulled the hosts level less than three minutes into the second half with a wonderful curling finish, but Lewandowski rounded it off from the spot late on after Hummels was penalised for a handball.
90' + 11' FULL-TIME: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2-3 BAYERN MUNICH.
90' + 9' Kobel went up for Dortmund's corner, but Tigges is caught on the ball on the edge of the area. Bayern break quickly and Tolisso is being closed down, so he takes the shot early. It's a poor one though that curls well wide of the empty net.
90' + 8' Lewandowski has scored at least two goals in a single Bundesliga match against Dortmund for the eighth time. This is the most times any player has scored at least twice in a match against a single opponent in the competition.
90' + 6' SAVE! Meunier finds himself high upfield and when Sule slices at a clearance, he latches onto the loose ball. He turns and hits a low shot from a tight angle on the right, but Neuer is at the near post to smother it.
D. Upamecano
Yellow Card
Bayern München
90' + 5' Reus breezes past Pavard before Upamecano clatters into him to stop the run. He gets nowhere near the ball and is shown a yellow card.
90' + 3' CHANCE! Wolf has acres of space down the right, and he curls a good cross into the middle for Malen. He goes for the spectacular with an overhead kick, but Sule comes in behind him to make sure he doesn't have the space for it.
90' + 1' A big cheer goes up around the ground as the fourth official indicates there will be 10 added minutes here. Bellingham quickly turns on the counter down the left, but his cross is cut out by Sule.
90' Hummels' clearance goes straight to Tolisso, who slides in Musiala down the left. He tries to lay it off to Lewandowski, but Akanji quickly gets across to block the pass.
R. Lewandowski
Yellow Card
Bayern München
88' Lewandowski was going for the ball, but he was late as he stepped on Bellingham's shin, and he also has his name taken by the referee.
T. Nianzou
K. Coman
Bayern München
88' Fourth change for Bayern now as Coman is taken off and replaced by Nianzou.
J. Bellingham
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
86' Bellingham pushes into Neuer after the goalkeeper clears his lines. It's a needless foul for him to give away and it's earned him a yellow card.
84' CHANCE! Bellingham wins a free-kick on the left and Reus whips a good cross into the near post. Bellingham has a free header on the edge of the six-yard box but gets caught under it and his header loops over the bar.
N. Schulz
Raphaël Guerreiro
Borussia Dortmund
82' Guerreiro also makes way, with Schulz on in his place. 
S. Tigges
E. Haaland
Borussia Dortmund
82' There's a double change for Dortmund now as Haaland is taken off and replaced by Tigges.
81' Coman is still causing all sorts of problems down the right and he gets a yard on Guerreiro before whipping a cross into a dangerous area. Hummels gets a foot to it and is lucky not to put it in the back of his own net.
Red Card
79' Rose is not happy with that penalty decision and is making that very clear. One of his coaches tried to drag him away, but he carried on his protests. The referee comes across to show him a second yellow card, and the Dortmund manager is sent off. 
R. Lewandowski
Penalty Goal
Bayern München
77' LEWANDOWSKI SCORES! He tries to catch the keeper out by stopping just before hitting the spot-kick; he hops and drills it towards the bottom-right corner. Kobel still dives the right way and gets a touch, but he can't stop it from nestling in the back of the net. 3-2 Bayern! 
76' PENALTY TO BAYERN! The referee has been asked to go over to the monitor to have a look at a possible handball against Hummels. When the corner came in, it hit the off-balance defender on the arm. He was stooped, but his arm was above shoulder height and the referee points to the spot.
N. Süle
L. Hernández
Bayern München
74' Hernandez tried to carry on, but he's struggling to put weight on his ankle. He's taken off and replaced by Sule.
73' It's patiently switched from left to right by Bayern as they try to open up Dortmund. Muller touches it out to Gnabry on the right, but Bellingham slides in to stop him from whipping in a cross.
71' Wolf hits a powerful shot on goal and Hernandez makes a good block, but the Bayern man twists his ankle awkwardly in the process. The medical team are waved back onto the pitch, and he's moving gingerly after treatment, but it looks like he's going to try and carry on.
M. Wolf
J. Brandt
Borussia Dortmund
70' Brandt goes off to a standing ovation from the fans in the stadium and Wolf is brought on in his place. 
69' Upamecano is back on his feet and will be able to carry on, but Brandt is being carried straight off the pitch on a stretcher.
67' There's a clash of heads between Brandt and Upamecano, and they drop to the ground. The medical teams are rushed on, and both players are eventually raised into a sitting position. It's being signalled to the Dortmund bench that they need a stretcher for Brandt.
J. Musiala
L. Goretzka
Bayern München
65' And Goretzka is also being taken off, with Musiala on in his place. 
S. Gnabry
L. Sané
Bayern München
65' Double change for Bayern now and Sane is the first to make way, with Gnabry on in his place.
64' Tolisso lifts the ball over the top of Dortmund's defence after Muller peels away from Guerreiro. There's too much on the pass though, and it bounces harmlessly out of play.
62' Sane finds some space down the left and he makes a good run before pulling it back for Goretzka. He has Muller ahead of him but hits his throughball straight at Can.
D. Malen
M. Dahoud
Borussia Dortmund
60' Dortmund are making the first change of the game and it's Dahoud that's going off for Malen.
58' BLOCK! It's Dortmund's turn to attack, with Bellingham fizzing in a good cross from the left. Brandt is picked out in the middle, and he hits the shot first time, but Upamecano makes a block just ahead of Neuer.
57' GOOD SAVE! Muller is quickly in to win it off Dahoud before breaking on another counter for the visitors. He lays it off to Coman, who cuts inside away from Guerreiro. He hits a low shot towards the near bottom corner, and Kobel gets a strong hand to it. 
55' Dortmund are keeping the pressure on here and Bayern can't get out of their own half. Brandt patiently works it down the right to Bellingham, but he runs into Davies.
53' Haaland slides the ball into the box and Reus makes a late dart to reach it. Hernandez doesn't see him coming and ends up taking out a forward. The referee has a good view of it, and he ends up awarding a free-kick to Bayern.
E. Can
Yellow Card
Borussia Dortmund
51' Can is shown the first yellow card of the game after catching Lewandowski with a late challenge.
50' Bayern try to have an instant response, with Coman curling in another good cross from the right. Muller has Hummels tight to him and the forward can't bring it down in the six-yard box.
E. Haaland
Goal
Borussia Dortmund
48' HAALAND EQUALISES! It looks like the chance is gone after Meunier plays it behind Reus, but Bellingham latches onto Upamecano's clearance. He lays it off to Haaland, who curls a lovely shot past Neuer and in off the outside of the far post. 2-2! 
J. Bellingham
Assist
Borussia Dortmund
48' It was a poor attempt at a clearance from Upamecano, but Bellingham is alert and picks out Haaland on the left of the box.
46' Dortmund get us back underway for the second half! 
Nagelsmann will be pleased with how his side reacted to a sloppy start, but arguably, they should be further ahead. They've created some brilliant chances, and he'll be hoping they can finish them off after the break. Dortmund have created a lot of their own problems though, and if they can wipe those out, they look likely to get something out of this game.
Bayern came from behind to lead Dortmund 2-1 at the break. Brandt gave the hosts a dream start when he fired in with a composed finish just five minutes in, but Lewandowski equalised just four minutes after Muller caught Hummels on the ball. Just before the break, Coman scored Bayern's second, latching onto a deflected clearance to rifle his shot into the roof of the net.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1-2 BAYERN MUNICH.
K. Coman
Goal
Bayern München
44' COMAN SCORES! It's another mistake from Dortmund at the back as Guerreiro hits his clearance against Hummels and it pinballs straight to Coman's feet. He takes a touch before firing his shot over a back-tracking Guerreiro on the goal line and into the roof of the net. 2-1 Bayern!
43' AKANJI! Guerreiro floats a brilliant free-kick over the top and Akanji gets away from everyone and stretches to poke it towards goal, but it's straight at Neuer. He set off too early though and the flag goes up.
42' Upamecano slices at his clearance and he gifts it straight to Reus. Tolisso slides in to try and make up for the error but ends up giving away a free-kick instead.
40' Bellingham does well to drag the ball away from Goretzka before picking out Dahoud. He spots Haaland making a run between the two Bayern defenders, but he set off too early, and the flag goes up against him.
38' Dortmund push upfield quickly again and Brandt is allowed to carry the ball a long way. Guerreiro is making a late run into the box, and Brandt tries to fizz a cross into him, but it's cut out by Hernandez.
36' CHANCE! Coman is getting a lot of joy down the right, and when he cuts inside this time, Kobel rushes out to him. He chips a cross over the keeper, but Sane can't get the contact he needs to turn it into the empty net. 
35' Hernandez wins a free-kick on the left and Muller steps up to take it for the visitors. It looks like he is going for a goal as he curls it towards the far post, but it's always heading wide. 
33' Coman switches it out to Davies, who has acres of space down the left. He swings an early cross into the box, but it's a poor one that's straight into Kobel's gloves.
31' Lewandowski's shot is blocked and Dortmund break quickly on the counter again. Bellingham is picked out on the edge of the box, but he curls his effort high and wide of the near post.
29' CHANCE! Haaland is sprinting down the left after being played in by Bellingham and Tolisso is trying to keep up with him. Haaland hits a low shot across goal from a tight angle on the left, but it's just wide.
28' Lewandowski slips in Muller, who touches it out to Sane. He spins away from Guerreiro and then Hummels to get into space. He has space to shoot but tries to tee up Muller instead. It's one touch too many and Dortmund clear their lines.
26' GOOD SAVE! Bayern break quickly on the counter again, and Guerreiro can't get close to Coman down the right. He fires another shot on goal from the right of the box, but Kobel stretches to push it wide. 
25' Bellingham slides a lovely throughball into Haaland down the right, and he tries to pick out Brandt with a clever flick. The goalscorer wasn't on the same wavelength though and Hernandez comes away with it.
23' CHANCE! It's an awful pass from Meunier as he gives the ball away to Coman in his own box. Lewandowski is in the middle, but the Frenchman goes for goal himself and his shot deflects wide off Hummels.
21' Meunier loses the possession and Bayern break quickly on the counter, with Tolisso sliding in Davies. He fizzes a dangerous low cross into the box, but it's cut out ahead of Muller by Akanji.
19' Coman pulls the ball back for Muller on the edge of the box and he has to take the shot quickly under pressure. Can does just enough though, getting a deflection on his effort to send it wide.
17' Lewandowski has scored his 117th away goal in the Bundesliga, equalling Klaus Fischer's record of the most away goals in the history of the competition.
15' Dortmund have sat back and soaked up Bayern's pressure, but they work their way out of a tight spot well. Dahoud's long ball hit Hernandez, but he got it back to set Bellingham down the right, and he ends up being fouled by Upamecano.
13' SANE! Pavard plays a good one-two with Lewandowski on the edge of the box before poking it through to Sane on the edge of the box. It's a powerful shot, and it flies just wide of the near post. 
11' Bayern are on the attack again here as Upamecano slides it through to Coman. He chips it over Hummels to try and pick out Muller's run, but he's caught on his heels and Kobel collects. 
T. Müller
Assist
Bayern München
9' It's a brilliant bit of play by Muller when he puts the pressure on Hummels to win it back. When he's put under pressure, he does well to nod it down for Lewandowski.
R. Lewandowski
Goal
Bayern München
9' LEWANDOWSKI SCORES! Hummels thinks he has time on the ball, but Muller blocks his pass before breaking quickly through the middle. Muller carries it towards the edge of the box before Lewandowski takes over and slots his shot past Kobel and into the right corner to equalise. 1-1!
7' Sane bundles his way down the left, and after getting away from Meunier, he lifts a cross onto the penalty spot. Lewandowski lets it drop before hitting the shot, but it's straight at Hummels. 
J. Bellingham
Assist
Borussia Dortmund
5' It's a lovely cross from Bellingham as he spots Brandt's late run down the middle and picks him out. 
J. Brandt
Goal
Borussia Dortmund
5' BRANDT SCORES! It's all too easy for Dortmund from the drop ball as Guerreiro lifts it over the top to Bellingham. He curls a cross into Brandt on the edge of the box, and he keeps his composure as he takes it away from Hernandez. Neuer rushes out, but Brandt rifles his shot into the back of the net. 1-0 Dortmund! 
4' Coman is caught on the ball and Dahoud goes long to pick out Haaland's run through the middle. Neuer reads it well though and comes out of his box to sweep the danger away.
2' It's an awful pass out from Neuer at the back as he gifts it straight to Bellingham. The midfielder hits the shot early to try and catch the keeper out, but he can't get it on target as it bounces wide. 
1' Muller gets the game under way for Bayern! 
The teams are coming out onto the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away! 
Dortmund have started a season with seven home wins for the first time in Bundesliga history. They've actually won their last 11 home league matches in a row; a win against Bayern would equal their club record of 12 consecutive home victories from 1994.
Julian Nagelsmann sticks with the same team that narrowly beat Arminia Bielefeld last time out, with Lewandowski leading the line against his former side. 
Marco Rose makes three changes from the win over Wolfsburg last weekend. Haaland is fit enough to start after coming off the bench in that game to score, and Guerreiro and Bellingham are also brought in. Schulz, Wolf and Malen all drop to the bench.
BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Christian Fruchtl, Marc Roca, Malik Tillman, Tanguy Kouassi, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Niklas Sule, Omar Richards.
BAYERN MUNICH STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Robert Lewandowski.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND SUBS: Marin Pongracic, Nico Schulz, Donyell Malen, Marwin Hitz, Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Reinier, Steffen Tigges, Marius Wolf.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND STARTING XI (4-3-1-2): Gregor Kobel; Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro; Jude Bellingham, Emre Can, Mahmoud Dahoud; Julian Brandt; Erling Haaland, Marco Reus.
This is the second meeting between these two this season, with Bayern beating Dortmund 3-1 to lift the German Super Cup in October. The visitors have lost just one of their last six games in all competitions, winning the other five, but that loss came in their last Bundesliga away match when they were beaten 2-1 by Augsburg. As for Dortmund, they've struggled recently, winning just two of their last five (L3). A 3-1 defeat to Sporting in the Champions League saw them eliminated from the competition, but they bounced back with a win over Wolfsburg last time out in the league.
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