Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich: Bayern prevail in Der Klassiker

Robert Lewandowski-Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have edged out Borussia Dortmund after second half-goals from Alaba, Lewandowski and Sane.

Bayern Munich have ensured three points after beating rivals Dortmund 3-2 in the first Klassiker of Bundesliga this season at Signal Iduna Park.

Bayern started the game on the front foot as Robert Lewandowski hit the side net and also had a goal turned down by VAR for a harsh offside call.

At the other end, Dortmund would have opened the scoring had it not been for Erling Haaland’s poor finishing. The Norwegian striker had a great chance of finding the opener for his side, but he misfired his shot despite being one on one with Manuel Neuer.

Regardless, Die Borussen managed to find the breakthrough right before the half-time when Raphael Guerreiro’s cut-back was stunningly finished by Marco Reus.

However, Dortmund couldn’t hold on to the lead as Bayern Munich found the equaliser soon after the second half began. David Alaba’s free-kick took a wicked deflection before finding the nets.

Lewandowski, who couldn’t be kept out of the game, scored an impressive header to put his side ahead. Bayern came close to scoring their third when Kingsley Coman’s shot hit the post.

Anyhow, Leroy Sane, who was fresh off the bench, found the nets in the 80th minute as he cut inside, after being picked out by Lewandowski and unleashed a shot past Roman Burki.

Haaland salvaged for his first-half struggles by pulling one back for Dortmund, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Bavarians.

Following the win, Hansi Flick’s men have cruised to the top of the table, leaving Leipzig behind.