Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Close to Title After Win Over Borussia Dortmund
A moment of individual brilliance by Joshua Kimmich settled Der Klassiker in Bayern Munich’s favor, uttering a lethal setback to Borussia Dortmund’s title dreams for another year.
Despite the absence of fans at Signal Iduna Park, this was high class and the mighty clash between Germany’s two most prestigious teams.
Both rivals had observed shots cleared off the line in an exceptional first half, with Erling Haaland rejected by Jerome Boateng after 30 seconds, and Lukasz Piszczek taking back to deny Serge Gnabry.
Dortmund experienced the best of the game but couldn’t get the net, and Kimmich punished Lucien Favre’s side entirely with an impressive chip from 20 meters that strike Roman Bürki, despite his most significant efforts to rip it out.
Haaland retreated through injury in the second half. For all their great build-up game, Dortmund never actually seemed like cutting down Bayern, and Robert Lewandowski could have rubber-stamped it late on but viewed his shot cannon back off the post.
Bayern now has a clearly invulnerable seven-point lead at the top, and are within touching length of an eighth continuous league title.