Harry Kane scored a hat-trick on his Klassiker debut as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-0 at Signal Iduna Park.
Borussia Dortmund 0-4 Bayern Munich
Goals: 0-1 Upamecano 4' (assist: Sané), 0-2 Kane 9' (assist: Sané), 0-3 Kane 72' (assist: Coman), 0-4 Kane 90'+3 (assist: Pavlović)
Having failed to win any of the last six games against Bayern on home turf, Dortmund will have been eager to keep things tight early on versus Der Rekordmeister. However, their plans were thrown out of the window as the visitors put them to the sword in the opening stages. Thomas Tuchel's side needed less than four minutes to break the deadlock, with Dayot Upamecano heading Leroy Sané's corner beyond Gregor Kobel, and they were soon two to the good when Sané laid a pass on a plate for Kane to tap home. Die Roten displayed an intensity that was missing from their midweek DFB Cup defeat to Saarbrücken, and Edin Terzić's men struggled to deal with it. They did improve as the half progressed, and came within inches of halving the arrears on the stroke of half-time through Donyell Malen, whose effort flied agonisingly wide of the post. However, no Dortmund supporter could really argue with the two-goal deficit at the interval.
Almost immediately after the restart, Kobel needed to produce an important stop to deny Jamal Musiala, before Noussair Mazraoui fired over from the resultant corner. Dortmund had to improve after the interval and, to their credit, they did pose more of an attacking threat. Their best opportunity fell to Marco Reus, who was only thwarted by a strong Manuel Neuer hand after striking on the turn. Bayern remained dangerous, though, and Kobel needed to be alert to keep out Sané and Musiala following a pair of swift counter-attacks. Midway thorugh the second period, Tuchel's team thought they had further extended their advantage, but Kane was in an offside position before assisting Musiala. However, the 30-year-old had his second of the game shortly after, sweeping home Kingsley Coman's square pass. Substitute Youssoufa Moukoko wasted a fantastic opportunity to grab a consolation, before Kane added the cherry to his and his team's display in injury time with a trademark composed finish from Aleksandar Pavlović's through-ball. The result sees Bayern move within two points of Bayer Leverkusen at the table's summit, while Dortmund are now seven points adrift of top spot.
- Kane's 15 goals in his opening 10 Bundesliga matches is a new record.
- The England captain has been involved in 20 league goals this term - no player in the competition's history has managed as many at this point of a season.
- Bayern have now scored eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of Bundesliga matches this season, twice as many as any other side.
- Reus was making his 400th appearance for Dortmund since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012.
- Mats Hummels was featuring in a record 28th Bundesliga - only Michael Zorc has managed as many.
- This was Dortmund's first defeat in 18 top-flight games. Their previous loss was against Bayern in April (4-2 at the Allianz Arena).
Dortmund: Kobel (c) - Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Wolf (Süle 46') - Özcan (Nmecha 87'), Sabitzer - Malen (Adeyemi 57'), Reus, Brandt (Moukoko 66') - Füllkrug (Haller 79')
Unused subs: Meyer, Bensebaini, Reyna, Bynoe-Gittens
Out: Can (dead leg), Duranville (thigh)
Coach: Edin Terzić
Bayern: Neuer (c) - Mazraoui, Upamecano (Pavlović 60'), Kim, Davies - Laimer, Goretzka - Sané (Müller 89'), Musiala (Choupo-Moting 89') Coman - Kane
Unused subs: Ulreich, Sarr, Gnabry, Krätzig, Tel
Out: Buchmann (thigh), De Ligt (knee), Kimmich (suspended)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
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