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Full-time: Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund
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Four minutes of added time indicated
Dortmund are on the attack. Another goal right now would certainly make things very interesting.
Malen makes it 4-2
He has shown plenty of attacking intent since his introduction and Donyell Malen plays a one-two with Guerreiro clips a neat finish inside the far post. Just two more goals needed to mount an impossible comeback...stranger things have happened!
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Another sharp strike from the Dortmund substitute, but it flies over the bar.
Final few minutes
The outcome of this game has been clear for quite some time. Dortmund are looking to claw another goal back but Bayern appear the most likely to strike again with the visiting defence struggling to contain them.
Gnabry goal disallowed
The German international delivers a delicious chip into the net on the half volley, but the strike is ruled out for offside.
Musiala pulls shot wide
Bayern win the ball in the Dortmund danger area as Kobel misplaces a clearance. Musiala goes clear on the target and tries to shimmy around the away goalkeeper, who reacts well to force him to deflect a shot wide.
Another Bayern double swap
Musiala and Cancelo bring more class into the game from the Bayern bench.
Gnabry to Mane
Dortmund's defence is split wide open yet again. Gnabry pulls the ball across to Mane at the far post, who would have seen the goal gaping, had there not been a bit too much on Gnabry's pass.
Dortmund still plugging away
The visitors are taking the ball forward when they can, but Bayern remain comfortable enough at the back with the unassailable three-goal lead.
Dortmund have the one goal they were expected to get. Bayern's attacking class has seen them pull away into such a commanding lead.
Bayern exceeding expectations
Can pulls one back from the spot
Dortmund are awarded a penalty as Jude Bellingham is brought down by Gnabry. Can slams the spot kick in. Too late to mount a four-goal comeback perhaps, but they'll take it!
Double Bayern change
Not such a bad pair of players to bring on when you have a four-goal lead to defend. Serge Gnabry and Sadio Mane are introduced.
Coman denied by Kobel
Coman has been such a menace tonight and he gets behind the defence again - but it's called back for offside.
Meaty Malen effort
The Dutchman packs a powerful shot from 25 metres out that Sommer has to reach to keep out.
Coman on record goal count
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Kobel denies Choupo-Moting
A good save from the Dortmund keeper who jumped into Choupo-Moting when he was preparing to strike from close-range after another deadly Bayern passing move.
The Bayern veteran has risen to the occasion just as we have learned to expect today. He has a go for a hat-trick but fires his shot over.
Double change for Dortmund
The visitors are only playing for pride now, it has to be said, with 30 minutes remaining.
Acrobatic Choupo-Moting strike disallowed
Choupo-Moting is offside when meeting Goretzka's chip over the Dortmund defence, but still shows incredible skill - chesting the ball down and slamming it in with a bicycle kick.
Malen pops up in the box
The substitute has a shot from the right, but Sommer saves with ease.
No problem if you're a certain Leon Goretzka. The burly Bayern midfielder has seen off nine of ten attempted presses so far tonight.
10 times under pressure
Bayern showing their brilliance
Sane clips to the ball to Müller, who keeps it intelligently by the outline and cuts it back to Coman on the edge of the box. No shot results but nonetheless Bayern are something to behold in full flow!
Coman slides in the fourth!
He has deserved a goal for his all-action showing tonight. Sane dazzles with the ball at his feet on the right of the penalty area, turns inside and fires the ball through the defence - where Coman slides in to push it past Kobel!
The Dortmund striker requires a little treatment but is soon able to continue.
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Can Dortmund respond or will Bayern further extend their lead?
That bizarre opening goal
Half-time: Bayern Munich 3-0 Borussia Dortmund
A dream first-half for Bayern sets them on course to retake top spot in the Bundesliga. They simply blew Dortmund away with their attacking class, landing three goals within the space of ten minutes, albeit profiting from a bad error from Gregor Kobel for the opener.
Coman in the box
The Frenchman has been a real livewire in the first half. He gets the ball in the box and tries to dribble around Kobel, but slips in a promising position.
Two minutes of stoppage time indicated
Dortmund are attacking, but without too much conviction right now.
The former Bayern centre-back is introduced with Schlotterbeck requiring treatment - having also carried an injury concern during the international break.
Bayern are looking ominous still whenever they decide to go up an attacking gear. Coman has a chance to place a shot from the edge of the box but Kobel saves.
Chances at both ends
Brandt has a header in the Bayern box then Choupo-Moting flashes a drive that Kobel saves. Dortmund will be hoping they could snatch a goal before half-time to make things more interesting.
Plenty of effort
Distance run (km)
Chance for Dortmund
Ryerson flashes well over from a Guerreiro ball in.
Bit of stability
Dortmund may have weathered the worst of the Bayern storm - for now at least. The visitors are keeping the ball better for now and getting it into the Munich club's half.
Müller at it again
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Pavard wants to get on the scoresheet now - and sends an impressive effort in from 25 metres out that flies just wide of the target.
Bayern are winning the ball in dangerous areas with ease. Choupo-Moting takes possession to the right of the area and drills a cross in that can't quite find double goalscorer Müller.
A magical start for the hosts in Munich! What a statement they are making here! Ryerson loses the ball to Sane, who zips inside and lets rip with a shot from distance that Kobel can only parry into the path of Müller to turn in for 3-0!
Seven shots already
Coman zips shot over
Kingsley Coman receives the ball in plenty of space around the edge of the box, nips inside and fires over. Bayern are buoyant and looking for more goals.
Müller makes it two!
What a start to Thomas Tuchel's time on the Bayern bench! De Ligt meets a Kimmich corner with a bullet header and directs the ball into the stomach of Müller at the far post, and it runs into the net to double Bayern's lead!
Goretzka effort deflected behind
Bayern really sense blood here...
Bayern have been boosted by the early goal and head's into Kobel's hands from a good position within the box.
Bayern in front
Bayern take the lead with a bizarre goal! A long ball is smashed from the back by Upamecano for Sane to chase. Kobel rushes out of the Dortmund goal and flaps at the ball on the edge of the box. It takes a slight deflection off his leg and runs into the empty net. Not a moment Kobel will remember too fondly!
Müller lays the ball across to Davies on the edge of the box. The Canadian's drive lacks power and is easily blocked by a defender.
Reus effort deflected behind
Some super sharp attacking play from Dortmund as Wolf and Reus combine with a one-two before the captain's effort is deflected behind off de Ligt's legs on the slide.
Here come Bayern
The hosts also want to make their mark on the tie as soon as possible. Guerreiro trips Goretzka and Pavard ends up heading the ball into the box following his free-kick. A very promising flow and intensity from both sides so far...
The early attack is followed by some intense pressing from the visitors as Bayern stroke the ball around. Dortmund perhaps sense the pressure on Bayern to win today and are seeking to seize the early initiative.
Dortmund dare to believe
A decent start for the visitors as they win a corner after just 20 seconds. Guerreiro delivers a good corner, but it's cleared.
Off we go
High-fives have been swapped, the coin has been tossed and we are off in the Klassiker!
Bayern's home is buzzing
It's seriously loud at the Allianz Arena as the fans reflect just how much is at stake in this fixture. The players are about to take to the field - it's time to get real!
Young guns ready for battle
Ten minute klaxon!
Kick off is almost upon us in Munich in this particularly eagerly awaited Klassiker.
Decision time looming
The new man at the Bayern helm looks to be going with a 4-2-3-1, with Benjamin Pavard playing at right-back. During his most recent games, former coach Julian Nagelsmann had mostly relied on a back three.
Some more good news for Dortmund on the recovered-from-injury front. Youssoufa Moukoko and Karim Adeyemi are back in the squad after respective stints on the sidelines. Moukoko last played seven weeks ago in the 2-0 win in Bremen, while Adeyemi was last in action six weeks ago in a 4-1 triumph against Hertha.
When strikers collide
BVB team news
Visiting coach Edin Terzic shows three changes to his starting XI compared to the side that walloped Cologne prior to the international break. Emre Can returns from suspension while Gregor Kobel and Julian Brandt are finally injury free and good to go here.
Bayern team news
Meyer, Özcan, Dahoud, Hummels, Moukoko, Adeyemi, Modeste, Malen, Bynoe-Gittens
BVB starting XI
Kobel - Wolf, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson - Bellingham, Can, Guerreiro - Brandt, Haller, Reus (c)
Ulreich, Gnabry, Mane, Cancelo, Blind, Gravenberch, Mazraoui, Musiala, Stanisic
Bayern starting XI
Sommer - Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt - Coman, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davies - Sane, Müller (c) - Choupo-Moting
Seize the day
Coach watch: here's Borussia boss Edin Terzic on what he feels his side has to do today. "We must courageously seize our opportunities and show a different face [today] than we have in recent years in Munich."
Today's spectacular stage
Klassiker Day is here!
After all of the build up and excitement during a week of anticipation, the day is finally upon us! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Der Klassiker!
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What they're saying - Tuchel
"There's no bigger challenge than starting my time here with a game against Dortmund," Tuchel said at his official unveiling. "It's the biggest game in German football, and has an added element to it, given the current state of the league table. Dortmund are on a fantastic run of form [but] that won't stop us from going into the challenge with excitement and anticipation."
Dortmund squad nearing completion?
Julian Brandt, Gregor Kobel and Youssoufa Moukoko have all been absent in recent weeks for Dortmund, while Nico Schlotterbeck left the Germany camp earlier in the week due to a muscular complaint. However, Black-and-Yellow fans can be hopeful that all four players will be available for the game. "I have a very good feeling that I'll be ok by the weekend," said Schlotterbeck. Meanwhile, sporting director Sebastian Kehl said he believes Moukoko "will be in the squad" and is hopeful that "we'll have a big group in training by the end of the week and can travel to Munich with confidence and a full squad".
Thomas Tuchel vs. Edin Terzic: How do they compare?
A total of 346 goals have been scored in the 107 league meetings so far: 215 for Bayern, 131 for BVB. That equates to an average of 3.23 per game. As there have only been five goalless draws over the years, the chances are good we'll see a few more goals on Saturday!
Watch: Bayern's best Klassiker goals
It's advantage Bayern in the historical stakes, the Reds having won 52 (49 percent) of the 107 Klassiker fixtures in the Bundesliga to date. There have been 30 draws and 25 victories for Dortmund. Bayern's success rate is considerably higher at home, where they've taken the spoils 34 times out of 53 (64 percent). There have been 10 draws in Munich and just nine wins for BVB.
Thomas Müller: "It's not nice being the hunters"
Baptism of fire
It's Müller time
BVB: Black-and-Yellow fire
Saturday night's alright for FCB
The record champions do tend to like a kick-about of a Saturday eve. Bayern have not been on the losing end in a Saturday showpiece, evening game in 25 previous encounters (20 wins, five draws).
Bayern's in-house dominance
BVB fans looks away now. Saturday's hosts have won their last eight Bundesliga home games against Dortmund (with an aggregate goal difference of 33-6).
A truly top battle
Incredibly, this is the 13th time in the last 12 years - and 19th time in total - that Bayern and Dortmund meet as the first and second (or vice versa) placed teams in the division.
When last they met
Klassiker engines revving
What a game we have in store at the Allianz Arena! Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern are in the unaccustomed position - at least in recent memory - of playing catch up as we begin April. Their Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, lead the way at the top of the standings after a tremendous 2023. This one is going to be tasty.
Thanks for joining us for build-up and liver coverage of the Matchday 26 Klassiker encounter between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.