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  1. Lewandowski scores twice against former club
  2. Champions go 10 points clear of RB Leipzig

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By Emlyn Begley

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Bayern Munich 4-1 Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich were brilliant when they had to be and controlled when they didn't. They go 10 points clear with another Der Klassiker win. 

Robert Lewandowski scored twice but then went off with a shoulder injury. Could he be a doubt for Wednesday's game with Real Madrid?

Will Dortmund's confidence be hit for Tuesday's Champions League match with Monaco?

Those are questions I can't answer as I don't have a time machine. That's the end of this live page though, thanks for joining me today.

Bayern Munich full-time

Almost a great consolation by Christian Pulisic, Dortmund's highly rated USA teenager, who runs at Bayern's defence and forces a good save from Sven Ulreich.

Corner to Bayern as Arjen Robben, well you know what he did, and then his shot was deflected over. Dortmund half clear, and then again from a cross, and Arturo Vidal fizzes an 18-yard shot wide.

Bayern midfielder Arturo Vidal lines up a shot from 25 yards but he drags it and it's pretty weak. If anybody else will score in this game, it's the champions.


Bayern's final change comes as Mats Hummels, a summer signing from Borussia Dortmund, replaces Javi Martinez in defence.

It's almost 5-1 as Arjen Robben cuts in (millionth time I've typed that today) and plays the ball through to Joshua Kimmich, who chips the ball just wide. Almost delicious.

Kimmich chance


Franck Ribery comes off with skillful Brazilian winger Douglas Costa coming on to replace him. Carlo Ancelotti still has one change left to go with Wednesday's Real Madrid match in mind.

Ribery comes off


Robert Lewandowski, who was holding his shoulder again after trying to control a pass, comes off. Bayern are shutting up shop as defender/midfielder Joshua Kimmich comes on.

Lewandowski off


Dortmund make an immediate change, Mikel Merino replacing Raphael Guerreiro.

GOAL - Bayern Munich 4-1 Borussia Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski steps up... and sends Roman Burki the wrong way. That's the former Dortmund striker's second of the game.

He's holding his shoulder though. Don't think that's the new dab.

Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring


Seconds after Dortmund should have pulled one back, Bayern have a penalty. Robert Lewandowski dummies past Roman Burki, who hacks him down. Yellow card for the keeper.

Robert Lewandowski is fouled

Totally against the run of play, Borussia Dortmund are in. And surely Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going to equalise but Jerome Boateng clears off the line.

Arjen Robben is on fire. Where's my flames emoji? He cuts in with a nutmeg but his cross is blocked.

Wednesday's game against Real Madrid could be an absolute classic.

Arjen Robben has almost Arjen Robbened again. Cuts in and curls an effort over the bar. 


Bayern cut Dortmund apart and three players almost get in each other's way as they try to shoot. Too many cooks spoiling the broth.

Meanwhile, Arturo Vidal has been booked for a foul.


Borussia Dortmund bring off a 19-year-old big summer signing - and they bring on another one. Turkey's Emre Mor replaces France's Ousmane Dembele.

Javi Martinez does well to shepherd Ousmane Dembele out of play. Dortmund have already looked out of this game and come back into it once. Can they do it again?

Does anyone in the world have more of a trademark goal than Arjen Robben? If you see he's scored you can be fairly confident he's cut in from the right before curling home.

Arjen Robben gets the ball in a similar position and Borussia Dortmund panic. Fortunately for them, he can't wriggle his way through again.

GOAL - Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund

Arjen Robben

Robben gola

Arjen Robben gets the ball on the right and runs at the Dortmund defence before cutting inside. It looks like he's over-run it as he keeps cutting in further and further to get the ball on ol' lefty, eventually he does get his effort in and it curls past keeper Roman Burki.

Robben celebrates

Dortmund have come out on the attack but now Bayern break...

Dortmund goalscorer Raphael Guerreiro slips the ball through to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he has a shot from out wide which, even by his standards, is overly ambitious, hitting the side-netting.


The second half is under way. Dortmund made a change at the break as Sebastian Rode, a summer signing from Bayern, replaces Gonzalo Castro.

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John McEnerney:  What a shame two greats of the game calling it a day in May, Lahm & Alonso - they don't make them like those two anymore. Pure class.

Bayern have had 64% possession so far, with 11 shots to Dortmund's five. They have had four efforts on target, while Dortmund have scored with their own one so far.


Bayern Munich lead a mightily entertaining Der Klassiker at the break. More of the same in the second half please.

Robert Lewandowski is OK to continue again. And he handles Xabi Alonso's free-kick so it's a free out.


Robert Lewandowski is OK to continue... but he gets an even bigger whack now. Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, who is going for the ball, kicks him in the head. 

He's getting some treatment now.

Marc Bartra is shown a yellow card

Robert Lewandowski almost restores Bayern's two-goal lead. Arjen Robben plays the ball to the Pole, who takes a touch and then shoots just wide. He was caught by Matthias Ginter and they're both down in a bit of pain at the moment.

Ousmane Dembele runs about 60 yards but as he's coming into the box, Arturo Vidal tackles the ball off him and comes away with it.

It's end to end.

Dortmund teenager Ousmane Dembele is having a brilliant season so far, but his end product has been poor today. He runs forward and crosses the ball straight out for a goal kick. 

This is one of the better first halves of football I've seen this season. Dortmund attack but Ousmane Dembele's attempted low cross is straight at Bayern's keeper.

And at the other end, Arjen Robben forces a good save with a powerful drive.


Dortmund's Felix Passlack is booked for bringing down Bayern winger Franck Ribery.

Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic's cross almost gives Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich a scare and he dives to make sure it's going wide.

Arjen Robben almost makes it 3-1 to Bayern Munich as he runs at Dortmund's defence before lashing a shot which Roman Burki tips over the bar.

In the first 20 minutes of this game, there were as many goals (three) as in their last four competitive clashes combined. 

A nice passing Bayern Munich move ends with David Alaba crossing the ball to nobody in particularly.


Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski is booked for fouling Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, formerly of Barcelona.

OK, OK. I went far too early with my research into the biggest Bayern wins over Dortmund ever. 

The visitors are playing well now and Sokratis Papastathopoulos heads a corner over the bar.

GOAL - Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

Raphael Guerreiro

And all of a sudden, Borussia Dortmund are right back in it. Arturo Vidal clears the ball right to Raphael Guerreiro on the edge of the box and the Portugal international sends an absolute thunderbolt into the top corner.

Dortmund celebrates