Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
- Author: Stacy Allen Nov 06, 2017,
Nov 06, 2017, 0:19
Bayern Munich could not have wished for a better time to travel to Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund with the champions firing on all cylinders and their opponents mired in poor form ahead of Saturday's meeting.
The return of Jupp Heynckes in the Bayern dugout has done wonders for their performances as they boast six wins from six in all competitions since the German's arrival.
Despite capitalising on Bayern's slow start to the season, Dortmund have slipped up in recent weeks and have won just once in their last five games in all competitions.
After Aubameyang wasted his first chance of the match, Robben rounded off an exquisite Bayern move to give Bayern a 16th-minute lead.
Bayern, now unbeaten in 128 Bundesliga matches that they have led at the midway point, would have sealed the points three minutes into the second half if not for a top Burki save to keep out Lewandowski's downwards header from close range.
Lewandowski finally scored with his heel from Joshua Kimmich's cross.
Dortmund's evening got even worse before the end of the first half due to Sokratis Papastathopoulos limping off injured, but they could so easily have been back in the match had Yarmolenko got the better of Ulreich in his second clear-cut chance of the contest.
Freiburg dropped into the bottom three as Hamburg saw off 10-man Stuttgart 3-1.
Bayern - looking to win the Bundesliga title for the sixth successive season - have won six games and drawn two since an unexpected 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on 9 September.
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Meanwhile, RB Leipzig hit back against Hannover to clinch a 2-1 win and move up to second place.
Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner was teased by teammates after an awkward incident in the 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Defeat for Hannover allowed Schalke to leapfrog them into fourth thanks to a 1-0 win at Freiburg, with Daniel Caligiuri scoring a 62nd-minute victor.
Lewandowski was deemed not to have got a touch to a cross from David Alaba - who was forced off with a hamstring injury in the second half - that ended up in the back of the net as the Bavarians put the result beyond doubt in the 67th minute. We play at home, in front of our fans.