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FULL-TIME! DORTMUND 2-3 BAYERN
Bayern win an absorbing Klassiker to go four points clear of Dortmund at the summit.
Reus's corner is cleared to Schulz on the edge of the area. He tries to feed it back to his captain, but the pass is cut out. Bayern break - the goal's gaping - but Tolisso misses the target with his effort from just inside the Dortmund half. Should have been lights out.
KOBEL UP FOR A CORNER
Reus to take...
ROUTINE FOR NEUER
Malen and Meunier test Neuer, but neither effort troubles the Bayern No.1.
Wolf curls a ball into the near-post. Malen misses with his scissor-kick as the ball goes behind off Upamecano for a corner not given by the match official. The home fans are seething.
TEN ADDED MINUTES
That's put some fire in the Dortmund fans' bellies. Can BVB rescue a point they arguably deserve?
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Alphonso Davies 36.37km/h
Erling Haaland 35.77km/h
Leroy Sané 34.15km/h
A defensive reinforcement for Bayern as centre-back Nianzou replaces winger Coman. There'll be a fair few added minutes, after that aerial collision between Brandt and Upamecano.
Bellingham goes into the book after barging into the back of Neuer. Lewandowski is cautioned soon after for catching Bellingham on the shin. That's the Bayern striker's first booking of the season.
WHAT A CHANCE!
Marco Reus swings over a beauty of a free-kick from the left. Bellingham escapes the attentions of the red shirts to meet it, but heads over. Massive chance, though it may not have counted. He looked to be in an offside position.
Rose did say Haaland wouldn't manage the full 90 minutes, and Guerreiro was a doubt. Tigges and Schulz are on for the final seven minutes, plus stoppage time. Time for a hero...
Rose's protestations are met with a second yellow card. Dortmund's head coach is shown his marching orders!
LEWANDOWSKI AT THE DOUBLE!
Kobel doesn't fall for the stuttering run, but Lewandowski's penalty is just out of reach of the BVB No.1's dive. Dortmund are furious with that decision. Hummels merely collided with Bellingham as Gnabry's corner came in, before handling as he fell.
GOAL!2 : 3
Felix Zwayer gives it. Lewandowski to take...
The referee goes over to the pitchside monitor to check for a possible handball against Hummels. Not sure there's intent, but these have been given...
Hernandez can't continue. He's had a lot of injury troubles in the past - no point in taking any risk on a player's health. Süle's on for the Bayern defender.
Situation No penalty
The Dortmund fans show their appreciation for Bellingham, who slides in to stop Coman from getting into the area. The Englishman's been everywhere!
HERNANDEZ IN PAIN
Wolf's first action is to ping a shot goalwards from inside the box. It hits the standing leg of Hernandez, who twists his knee and ankle in the process. Nagelsmann looks on pensively, before the Frenchman gets back to his feet.
TAKING NO CHANCES
Brandt is stretchered off as a precaution. He's applauded from the field, thankfully not in much visible distress. Marius Wolf is on for the opening goalscorer. Upamecano appears OK to continue.
Upamecano is also down, receiving treatment, but he and Brandt are conscious. Both teams, and the officials, were quick to react to that incident.
Julian Brandt takes a blow to the head after challenging for an aerial ball with Upamecano. His head hits the turf as he falls to ground - he might be unconcious. The stretcher is coming on.
Goretzka was a doubt before this one, so it's no surprise to see young Musiala on in his stead. Sane also makes way, with Gnabry joining the action.
WATCH: QUICK-FIRE GOALS
Rose rolls the dice, he smells blood. Malen, a forward with three goals in his last three competitive games, replaces midfielder Dahoud.
OFF THE LINE!
Dortmund with two bites of the cherry in the Bayern box. Haaland with both, his second met by a goal-line clearance from Pavard. BVB very much in the ascendancy.
Reus is bumped to the ground by Hernandez. Haaland and Dahoud go straight to the referee, but there's not even a VAR review. There was clear contact by Hernandez on Dortmund's captain. He made no attempt to play the ball. Can't understand that at all.
HAALAND GETS HIS GOAL!
There's just no let-up in Der Klassiker as Dortmund level early in the second half. Upamecano's attempted clearance is tame at best. Bellingham feeds BVB's apex-predator frontman, who bends in on his right foot from 16 yards. Six goals in six against Bayern, 51 in 51 in the Bundesliga. What a player, and still only 21!
GOAL!2 : 2
HALF-TIME! DORTMUND 1-2 BAYERN
Bayern turn the game around on the stroke of half-time. Davies' run and pass into the box causes all manner of problems. Meunier's clearance hits Hummels and falls for Coman, who scores via a deflection off the studs of Reus, despite the best efforts of Guerreiro on the goal-line.
GOAL!1 : 2
A WHISKER AWAY!
Guerreiro drifts in a teasing free-kick. Akanji slides to meet it in the six-yard box, but Neuer gathers - though the flag was up anyway. Not much in that!
HAALAND THE TARGET
Haaland's on the prowl again, but Hernandez steps up at just the right moment and the Dortmund striker is flagged for offside.
AND WIDE FROM BELLINGHAM!
The counter's on for Dortmund again. Haaland's between the two centre-backs, but doesn't time his run right. Bayern get men back, before Bellingham sends a left-footed shot into the stands.
WIDE FROM HAALAND!
Haaland with his first big chance of Der Klassiker. He beats Upamecano to a long ball on halfway, flicking it back to Reus and continuing his run. He has the legs on Upamecano, but the angle's a touch tight and his shot across goal whistles just wide of the far post.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Alphonso Davies 36.37km/h
Erling Haaland 35.77km/h
Dayot Upamecano 33.93km/h
KOBEL STANDS TALL
Hummels is caught out as Sane leads a two-on-one attack. He shifts the ball on to Coman, who can't beat Kobel. Too many mistakes in the BVB rearguard in this first half.
Bayern don't clear their lines in the area, but Bellingham completely miscues in front of Neuer's goal. He tries to slip the loose ball to Haaland, but just overhits it.
Dortmund almost gift Bayern another goal as Kobel plays a short pass to Can. Bayern press hard and fast, but there's no excusing his wayward pass across his own area. Coman picks it off, but his shot is deflected over. Massive let-off for the hosts!
Great hustle from Müller to force a corner. It's cleared only as far as Pavard, who volleys well wide of Kobel's goal from 18 yards. The Frenchman does have spectacular goals in his locker - can't blame him for having a pop.
TALE OF THE TAPE
OVER THE TOP AGAIN
Can aims for Haaland over the top. It looks like he's in for a moment, but BVB No.9 mistimes his jump and is penalised for handling whilst tussling with Upamecano.
Dortmund's intensity levels appear to have dropped as Bayern shift the ball in off the right-hand side. Sane takes aim from a central position, but sends his stinging strike wide, with Kobel at full stretch.
Bayern hit back, three minutes after shipping the opening goal. Müller forces the mistake from Hummels on halfway. The Dortmund defender tracks back to nudge his Germany teammate off the ball, but it breaks loose for Lewandowski, who races into the box and fires under Kobel. What a start!
GOAL!1 : 1
BRANDT STRIKES FIRST!!!
Dream start for Dortmund! Brandt shows a great piece of control just inside the Bayern area. He turns Davies and lashes beyond Neuer. Lovely diagonal pass from Bellingham. The Signal Iduna Park erupts!
GOAL!1 : 0
Dortmund aim long for Haaland. He tears away between Bayern's centre-backs, but Neuer races out of his box to toe it clear. A fraction later, and Erling would have been in.
Much has been said about the absence of Kimmich in the build-up. He's such a leader and circulates the ball with such efficiency. Can 2018 World Cup winner Tolisso step up alongside Goretzka in his absence?
DER KLASSIKER IS UNDER WAY!
Boos greet the Bayern players as they get the ball rolling. How will the leaders handle the atmosphere?
Club skippers Neuer and Reus exchange pleasantries ahead of kick-off. Reus has scored more goals against the Germany No.1 than any player in the Bundesliga...
HEY YOU, WHO'S THAT?!
Into Van Halen as the players line up in the tunnel. Go ahead and JUMP!
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE...
... especially at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park. There are only 15,000 in attandance, but it feels like so much more. Spine-tingling rendition of the anthemic terrace favourite.
STRIKER OF THE YEAR, STRIKER OF THE CENTURY
While the two teams take top billing, another central sub-plot revolves around Lewandowski. The football world is fast running out of superlatives to describe the Polish striker, who was so often the scourge of Bayern back in his days as a Dortmund player. He hit 103 goals in 187 appearances in black and yellow, including five against Bayern, before stepping over to the red side on a free transfer in summer 2014. It's been onwards and upwards in a sea of goals ever since: 319 to be precise.
KLASSIKER STAT CHECK II
Bayern have won the last five Bundesliga Klassikers in a row, and have only lost two of the last 10.
KLASSIKER STAT CHECK I
While Dortmund have suffered more defeats (51) and conceded more goals (207) in the Bundesliga against Bayern than against any other team, the record champions have won just 48 per cent of their top-flight matches against BVB. That is their lowest win rate against any current Bundesliga club.
THE BAYERN VIEW - JULIAN NAGELSMANN
THE DORTMUND VIEW - MARCO ROSE
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Dortmund with a huge boost as Raphael Guerreiro, Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland all start. Leon Goretzka is passed fit for Bayern, meanwhile, in an unchanged team from the 1-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld.
DORTMUND STARTING LINE-UP
Kobel - Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro – Bellingham, Can, Dahoud - Brandt, Haaland, Reus (c)
Hitz, Zagadou, Schulz, Reinier, Malen, Tigges, Witsel, Pongracic, Wolf
BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP
Neuer (c) – Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies – Tolisso, Goretzka – Coman, Müller, Sane – Lewandowski
Früchtl, Richards, Süle, Gnabry, Roca, Nianzou, Tillman, Musiala
CROSSING THE DIVIDE
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FORTRESS SIGNAL IDUNA
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A GENUINE KLASSIK
This will be the 12th time in the last 10 years than Bayern and Dortmund have met each other as the teams first and second in the table; and 17th all-time.
Here you can find all the information about Dortmund against Bayern on Matchday 14.