Bayern thrash bitter rival, Dortmund 3-1

Elsewhere Schalke, who are now undefeated in their last six games in all competitions, climbed to fourth - level on 20 points with neighbours Dortmund - with a 1-0 win at Freiburg.

"I also have to compliment our medical department". Julian Weigl's deflection gave Dortmund 'keeper Roman Buerki no chance.

Lewandowski uncharacteristically wasted another opportunity when played through by Robben, but he appeared to make amends by getting the smallest of touches to Alaba's cross 67 minutes in to seal the win, though the officials later adjudged that the ball went right the way through with no contact.

"Of course, the form does not speak for us". "Whether it's my goal or not, that does not matter". He is now the Bundesliga's top scorer.

Daniel Ginczek equalized from the spot 10 minutes into the second half, but two goals in the space of five minutes from Filip Kostic and Jann-Fiete Arp saw Hamburg home.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to take his chances as his barren run stretched to five matches, but a consolation strike from Marc Barta may not be enough to stop Peter Bosz going back to the drawing board after a chastening defeat that underlined their change in fortunes.

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Two wins each over Celtic and RBLepizig, as well as victories against Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg has seen the Bavarians reclaim their place at the top of the Bundesliga as well as all but secure qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League - albeit PSG pipped them to first place in Group B. "Bayern Munich were better in all areas in the first half".

It is not at all surprising that Bayern have conceded the least amount of goals in the Bundesliga so far this season with seven, while only Saturday's opponents Dortmund have found the net more times.

"We made a decision to play very compact, but that did not work in the first half".

But Heynckes says Bosz - who was only appointed in the close-season after leaving his post at Ajax - deserves more time to implement his methods.

The visitors are without a whole host of first-team players with the latest absentee being Joshua Kimmich, who misses his first game this season due to an upset stomach.

Sanchez, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, had been linked with clubs like Manchester City.

  • Tabitha Byrd