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Guerreiro again crosses from the left and Bellingham meets it in the box. But his header loops up and into the grateful hands of Neuer.
Müller cuts back to Tolisso in space in the Dortmund box and his shot is blocked to Lewandowski. He controls and fires at goal, and Bellingham's block sends the ball bouncing over Bürki and in. But Lewandowski is again offside from Tolisso's shot.
We're now into five minutes of stoppage time here.
The Belgian is cautioned for a foul on Martinez.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
WHAT A CHANCE FOR REUS!
He can't believe he's not scored and neither can anyone else in the stadium. Guerreiro again with the cross from the left which goes over Brandt and lands perfectly for Reus to smack at goal from 10 yards out on the volley. He goes for too much power, though, and sends it high over the crossbar on his left foot. Will that be the chance Dortmund come to rue at full-time?
BAYERN PRESSING HIGH
The defending champions aren't making this easy for Dortmund as they continue to go for goal themselves at the other end. Dortmund defending their pressure well, and looking for the long ball again here.
IT'S NOT EVER YET!
Haaland finally has his goal and Dortmund have hope. Sensational play from Guerreiro who scoops a pass over the Bayern defence for Haaland, who controls and takes the ball past Neuer before squeezing the ball home past Alaba on the line.
He stops a quick free-kick from being taken by Dortmund and he's cautioned.
SANE ON THE BREAK!
That's what Bayern were looking for as they win the ball on the edge of their own box. Goretzka finds Lewandowski who starts the Bayern break. He plays in Sane, who enters the Dortmund box and shoots across goal from in front of Akanji. Neither he nor Bürki in goal can stop that from going in.
INTO THE FINAL 10
Dortmund trying to stay patient in possession but they need a spark to help them in attack. Bayern, meanwhile, are happy working on the counter-attack in these final 10 minutes with Sane and Gnabry looking to catch-out the Dortmund defence.
YEAH, THIS HAS BEEN A CLOSE ONE
GNABRY JUST WIDE!
Great effort from the winger after Bayern's break forward. He stands up against Meunier and cuts past him inside before shooting, but it drifts just wide across goal.
NOT FAR AWAY FOR LEWY!
Sane finds Goretkza, who turns out quickly to find Lewandowski in space on the right. He goes for what looked to be an attempted cross with his first touch, but it ends of swinging towards goal and glides onto the roof of the net with Bürki in panic mode.
THE WORK HORSES
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HAZARD FORCES A SAVE
Meunier takes the ball into the box down the right and cuts back to fellow Belgian Hazard. His first touch sets him up and the second sends a volley at goal, but again it's Neuer in the way.
DOUBLE CHANGES ON BOTH SIDES
Martinez is into the Bayern defence while Sane replaces Coman on the wing. Meanwhile, Dortmund have brought on Brandt and Hazard for Reyna and Sancho.
BIG CHANCE FOR REUS!
Bellingham battles forward and plays Reus in on goal with a tidy flick after exchanging passes. He shoots low at the near post, but Neuer is perfectly-placed to keep that shot out. Big chances coming and going for the hosts.
TIME TICKING ON
Since that early Haaland chance, only Reyna has had a real go at goal for Dortmund. Bayern's defence is looking stable while Gnabry, Coman and Lewandowski continue to provide a threat at the other end. More goals still look possible.
REYNA FORCES A SAVE
Witsel's looping pass isn't dealt with by Sarr on the right and Reyna latches onto the loose ball. He curls a shot through Boateng in the Bayern box, but Neuer is on hand to keep it out.
THE DIFFERENCE SO FAR
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Bellingham comes on for Delaney with an hour played, the first change for Dortmund.
BAYERN LOOKING SOLID
Dortmund have enjoyed a good few minutes of possession here but they can't find a way through the Bayern defence. Meanwhile, Bellingham is getting ready on the bench.
STORY OF THE DAY SO FAR FOR BVB
ANOTHER FOR HAALAND!
Superb play from the striker who plays Reus the ball from a long pass up to him, and he races away to pick up the Dortmund captains through ball. He races beyond Boateng once again, but this time the defender gets a touch on his shot to help it behind.
HAALAND MISSES AGAIN!
This time the flag is up to spare his blushes, but the Dortmund No.9 is off target again having battled with Boateng into the Bayern box. He smashes a shot from close range into the side-netting at the near post.
COMAN HITS THE POST!
The Frenchman is afforded too much time and space 20 yards from the Dortmund goal after a run forward. Guerreiro backs off and he shoots, but has to watch the ball smack back out off the right post.
101 UP FOR FLICK
That goal is the 101st under Flick's stewardship in the Bundesliga for Bayern, coming from just 31 games. That's the best scoring return of any coach in Bundesliga history with 3.2 goals per game.
IT HAD TO BE LEWY!
Gnabry plays Hernandez the ball down the left and he whips in a first-time cross. Lewandowski is between Hummels and Akanji, and glances a header at goal and in past Bürki. A superb finish for his 11th goal of the season.
BIG EARLY CHANCE!
Sancho plays Haaland in on goal in the Bayern penalty area but he's on his right foot and goes for a pass rather than a shot. Reus and Reyna are waiting, but his pass is wayward and goes out for a goal kick. What a start to the second half that would've been.
No changes at the break as we enter the second 45 minutes.
Alaba brings the game level before the break. The free-kick is played short and it's set-up by Gnabry and Müller - with Lewandowski dummying - for the Austrian to fire at goal. It deflects off Meunier and goes past Bürki and into the top corner.
He brings down Gnabry on the edge of his own box. A late free-kick chance for Bayern.
We'll have three minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
The home side are into the lead just before half-time. Hummels sends a superb pass to the left for Sancho, who sends Guerreiro into the box and his cut-back finds Reus in space. He opens up his right foot and slots the ball home past Neuer.
APPROACHING THE BREAK
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WITSEL FIRES WIDE!
TIdy move from Dortmund as Haaland finds Reus in the middle, who sends the ball to Sancho on the left. He has space to cross on his right foot and finds Witsel at the back post who can only send his volley off target.
MISS AND HIT SO FAR...
Goretzka works the ball wide to Müller on the right and his cross meets Coman just inside the Dortmund box. His header is straight at Bürki, with Goretzka waiting behind him for a volley on goal.
The Frenchman comes on to replace the injured Kimmich here in the first half.
The Bayern midfielder takes a yellow for a rash foul on Haaland as Dortmund countered. He's down injured after the challenge, and looks like he may need to come off.
BVB are effectively playing a 4-2-4 here in the first half, with Reyna, Reus and Sancho high up the pitch in support of Haaland. The issue for them has been getting the ball from Delaney and Witsel forward well enough.
The Bayern man is down injured here after a rash tackle on Haaland as Dortmund countered.
A nice move from Dortmund as Delaney forces the ball forward and Haaland spots Meunier on the overlap down the right. His shot is blocked from goal though by Hernandez. End-to-end stuff here in an intense game.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
GORETZKA FORCES A SAVE
The midfielder smashes a volley at goal from the edge of the Dortmund box and a small deflection helps it on the way, but Bürki is on hand to parry it away past Lewandowski - who was close to getting on the end of his save.
BAYERN'S WARNING SHOT
Dortmund have missed big chances at one end, while Bayern have put away one of their's at the other. A warning for BVB.
Boateng's long ball finds Coman, who cuts inside and works the ball to Gnabry on the other flank. He speeds past Meunier and crosses low into the box with his left foot, beating Akanji and finding Lewandowski, who slides the ball past Bürki. But Lewandowski is inches offside from Gnabry's pass. A let-off for BVB.
Dortmund work the ball forward well down the left, and Guerreiro plays Reus the ball in the box. He touches and shoots, but the ball hits Boateng and bounces back off him before going out.
HUGE CHANCE FOR HAALAND!
That's the best chance the home side have had as Delaney's dream of a pass sends Reyna in with Haaland in support. The American's perfectly-timed forward pass puts Haaland in on goal with only Neuer to beat, but once again he's left shaking his head as he drags the ball wide across goal. A big, big chance goes begging.
Favre's side are pressing the Bayern backline when they're on the ball, trying to force them to play the ball long rather than out from the back. No time handed to either side on the ball so far.
HAALAND HAS A GO
The Norwegian is played in behind the Bayern defence, but wide of goal to the left. He has a go for goal regardless but drags the ball wide across goal. He's having some joy on the run so far, if Dortmund can find the perfect pass for him.
BAYERN TAKING THE BALL
Boateng latches onto a corner out the back of the Dortmund area, and curls a cross towards Goretzka at the back post who heads at goal. Bürki is well-placed and parries the ball away from goal.
BAYERN LOOKING WIDE
The visitors are stretching the pitch as wide as possible here, looking for Coman and Gnabry on the wings to hurt the Dortmund defence. So far, so good from the league's best defence.
Dortmund are staying patient in possession so far, searching for the perfect long pass in behind the Bayern defence. They win the first corner of the game, which is cleared away.
LEWANDOWSKI'S EARLY CHANCE
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LONG BALLS SO FAR
Dortmund's tactic in these early stages has been to search for Haaland, Reus and Reyna in behind the Bayern defence with long balls over the top. Flick's defensive line is high up the pitch as expected, and the home side are looking to exploit it.
FIRST GO AT GOAL
Reyna is sent behind the Bayern defence but can't quite get a shot on goal. He works the ball back to Guerreiro, who sees Witsel reaching the edge of the Bayern box. The Belgian goes for goal, but his low drive drags wide of the mark.
The intensity, as expected, is already sky-high here in Dortmund. Both sides going at full-throttle both with and without the ball.
HAALAND ON THE RUN
Sancho does well in the build-up as he finds Delaney in midfield, who sends Haaland away at goal. He has Boateng in pursuit and the angle is getting ever-tighter as he closes on goal so the No.9 looks for Reus with a cut-back. Neuer is out well to gather this time.
An early chance for Bayern as Hernandez's cross is only half-cleared by Akanji, and Gnabry gets onto the loose ball. He cuts back inside past the Swiss defender and Lewandowski strikes at goal from close range. This one hitting the side-netting.
HERE WE GO!
Bayern get us underway here in Dortmund...
KICK-OFF COMING UP!
You'll Never Walk Alone is blaring around the Signal Iduna Park and the players are about to make their way out onto the hallowed turf. It's time for our first Der Klassiker of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.
THE TIME IS ALMOST HERE
We're 10 minutes from kick-off so get yourselves settled in for the big one.
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ALL EYES ON RECORD ROBERT
With 10 goals to show for his first five appearances of the new Bundesliga campaign - he was rested on Matchday 6 - Lewandowski is once again the man to beat at the top of the scoring charts. The Bayern striker was on target in the Matchday 1 rout of Schalke, and has since swelled his tally considerably with respective four- two- and three-goal salvos against Hertha Berlin, Arminia Bielefeld and Eintracht Frankfurt. His only blank fell in the 4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim on Matchday 2 - a punch-drunk Bayern’s third competitive encounter of a bumper week and one he only joined with 33 minutes remaining.
SANCHO'S NIGHT TO COME ALIVE?
Dortmund's top scorer in the Bundesliga last season is yet to get off the mark in 2020/21. The 20-year-old Englishman will be coming out all guns blazing to help his side find a way to score tonight against Bayern, with Haaland, Reus and Reyna all in support.
WATCH: WARMING UP
FLICK: "WE HAVE TO PLAY AS A TEAM"
"Dortmund have an outstanding team. They have one of the best defences in the Bundesliga, a lot of quality up front and they are dangerous once they win possession. It's important that we play as a team. It's Der Klassiker, so everybody will be motivated. We know the whole world will be watching, which will spur us on even more. We are confident and will do everything we can to win the game."
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THE KLASSIKER KING
It is Joshua Kimmich who has decided the last two competitive games between the clubs, though: he scored the winner for Bayern in Dortmund on Matchday 28 last season, and again in their 3-2 Supercup win in September.
WATCH: DORTMUND ARRIVE
LEWNADOWSKI: "WE WANT TO GET ON THE FRONT FOOT"
"Between Bayern and Dortmund, one of us can take an important step forward in the table. We also know a game can sometimes be decided by which team plays on the front foot and which one sits back. It's important for us to show we want to remain at the top, that we're a top team playing top football."
HAALAND: "WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND BE BRAVE"
"We have to go out there and attack and do what we did to them for periods in the Supercup. We have to go out there and be brave. I think it'll be an interesting game."
WATCH: NEUER ON DER KLASSIKER
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Marco Reus will lead out his team in Der Klassiker, with Jadon Sancho, Gio Reyna and Erling Haaland in support in attack. Thomas Delaney is starting in midfield ahead of Jude Bellingham, while Thomas Meunier is in at right-back ahead of Lukasz Pisczeck for the hosts.
BAYERN TEAM NEWS
It's as you'd expect in midfield and attack for Bayern, with Leroy Sane waiting on the bench among others for his first Klassiker outing. Meanwhile, Bouna Sarr starts at right-back with Benjamin Pavard out with a thigh injury. Jerome Boateng also starts with Niklas Süle self-isolating.
DORTMUND STARTING XI!
Bürki - Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Witsel, Delaney - Sancho, Reus, Reyna - Haaland
Hitz, Morey, Piszczek, Dahoud, Hazard, Brandt, Bellingham, Can, Passlack
BAYERN STARTING XI!
Neuer - Sarr, Boateng, Alaba, Hernandez - Kimmich, Goretzka - Gnabry, Müller, Coman - Lewandowski
Nübel, Richards, Martinez, Roca, Tolisso, Musiala, Sane, Costa, Choupo-Moting
LINE-UPS COMING UP!
Keep your eyes peeled for all the official team news coming in the next 10 minutes or so from Dortmund.
BEST DEFENCE VS. BEST ATTACK
Dortmund and Bayern have clambered into the top two positions of the table just in time for Der Klassiker. Dortmund have conceded a league-fewest two goals; Bayern have scored a Bundesliga-best 24.
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MANUEL NEUER INTERVIEW
"Lewy definitely has the experience and he has great timing and is very strong in the box. Haaland is a player that often drops deep and he plays more in straight lines because of his pace. Lewy is more two-footed than Haaland, who uses his left foot a lot. I hope he won't surprise me with his right foot!" Read our full exclusive interview with Bayern Munich and Germany's No.1 now on the website and in the app.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Haaland hit a brace as Dortmund moved top of Champions League Group F thanks to a 3-0 win away to Brugge on Wednesday. It was a seventh clean sheet in nine games this term for Lucien Favre's side, who have by far the best defensive record in the league in 2020/21, having shipped just two to date. Mats Hummels has made a significant contribution to that - as well as scoring BVB's last three Bundesliga goals - and the centre-back should be fit enough to start on Saturday after missing the midweek trip to Belgium with a thigh complaint. Thomas Delaney should slot into the now-customary back four should Hummels not make it, although Emre Can is also available having been self-isolating. Gio Reyna could be set for his first start in a Klassiker, dovetailing with Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus in attacking midfield behind Haaland.
BAYERN TEAM NEWS
Lewandowski took his tally for the season to 12 goals in eight competitive outings as Bayern overran Red Bull Salzburg in the closing stages of their Champions League tie on Tuesday, and, after being rested for the Matchday 6 victory away to Cologne last week, will be raring to go against his former side. Coach Hansi Flick rarely tinkers with his team too much, so the Polish goal-getter is likely to continue to be supported in the final third Thomas Müller, Serge Gnaby and Kingsley Coman, although Leroy Sane is now fully fit again and pushing for a fourth league start of the season. The defending champions will be forced to make one change from the Cologne game though, as Niklas Süle is in quarantine, so Jerome Boateng is expected to partner David Alaba in central defence. Alphonso Davies' ongoing absence means Lucas Hernandez should begin at left-back once more, while Leon Goretzka could return to the side following a minor calf strain.
WATCH: THE KLASSIKER MIXTAPE
Here you will find the most important information on the game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München on Matchday 7 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.