Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund being played at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup minute-by-minute updates of this fantastic clash all the way from Munich. That was all for the night. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
90+1' Sane tries to go on attack, but the yellow wall tracks back on time in the last moments of the match
89' Bayern has all nine men at the back, as Dortmund tries to break in from the left and now Bayern tries to attack on the break, with Lewandowski in front. But he is surrounded by yellow shirts as that attack fizzles out
87' Yellow Card for Nagelsmann for dissent on refereeing decisions. Both managers in the book now!
87' Save! Goretzka gets the ball from the left and shoots on target. Fitz saves, but the German was already offside
83' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!! A melee in the penalty box sees Musiala shoot on target after an initial save by Hitz
BAY 3-1 BVB
81' Another chance for Haaland! Haaland chases the ball again and shoots on the volley, which is just off target
80' Chance! Haaland gets the ball from a through bal and he beats the Bayern defence and shoots on target . Neuer's touch after a deflection off Upamecano gives BVB a corner kick, which is eventually cleared away
77' Bayern gets the ball to its back as Haalanad chases it. But the Men in Yellow have just one man in front!
75' Injury Scare! Jude Bellingham picks up a knock as the medical team of BVB attends him and Kimmich sends in teh ball from a corner kick which is cleared away by Dortmund
72' Bayern tries to make an attack on the counter with a long ball from the right flank, but the long ball has too much force as Hitz intercepts the pass
69' Save! Hitz makes a crucial save as Lewandowski shoots right on target but the BVB keeper denies the Pole his second goal
63' Substitution for Bayern! In: Jamal Musiala , Out: Serge Gnabry
60' Potential Penalty call! A late foul by Pavard on Jude Bellingham and after a VAR check, a penalty call is ruled out
58' Miss! Muller delivers a key pass to Robert Lewandowski and the Poland International;s shot is just off target
56' What a tackle from Hernandez! Reus gets the ball in the penalty box, but the Frenchman makes a crucial sliding tackle right on time A slight delay could have led to another Dortmund penalty
53' Chance! Haaland gets the ball and amost scores the equaliser, but Neuer stays put as Upamecano clears te ball out of danger
52' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!!! Emre Can stepped up for the penalty kick, kisses the ball and shoots to pull one back for Bayern
BAY 2-1 BVB
49' Penalty! Maro Reus gets the ball in the penalty box and Kimmich launches a late foul on Reus as the German goes down and the refree points to the spot
48' Foul! Pavard fous Brandt, but the extent of the foul did not get any card from the referee despitre vehement protests from Dortmund
46' Dortmund is back with four men at the back, against a high line in the first half as Bayern looks for more goals on the counter
Second Half Begins!
Bayern Munich 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
44' Shot! Lewandowski gets the ball just in front of the box and tries a shot, which is inches away from goal
41' Free Kick! Kimmich takes the free kick, which is glanced off target by Leon Goretzka
40' Yellow Card! Borussia Dortmund's Brandt fouls Muller and Dortmund's camp gets furious with the decision and Emre Can and teh manager both get a yelow card each for dissent
39' Bayern looks to hold its defence as Neuer gets the ball back as Bayern Fans jump up and down in a fully packes Alianz Arena
34' GOOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!! Lewandowski gets the ball after an interception and a pass from Muller and the Polish just does not miss this time.
BAY 2-0 BVB
30' No Goal! Gnabry gets the ball after a mistake by the Dortmund defence and the German buries the ball into the net. However, after a VAR check, the goal is ruled out as there was an offside in the buildup.
BAY 1-0 BVB
27' Another Chance! Brandt delivers a through ball for Haaland, but the Norwegian is marked well as he fails to make the most of it
27' Chance! Dortmund breaks in the counter as Haaland misses the through ball, which Brandt chases, but the ball is well out of play for a goal kick
24' A push! Emre Can and Alphonso Davies gets into a scuffles as the German pushes the Canadian down as the referee gets the temperature back in control at the Allianz Arena
24' Dortmund tries to play in triangles as Bayern intercepts the final pass andgets the ball back to Neuer. Nagelsmann's men have been here before.
21' Shot! Coman switches the play from the left to the right tp Gnabry, who goes for goal from distance, but this time Hitz has the ball glued to his gloves
19' It is Gnabry again with his menacing runs along the right wing, but his cross is just beyond Lewandowski as Coman tries to cross from the right, but Wolf gets to the ball to calm the senses of Dortmund
15' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! Kimmich takes the corner which after a header is hit on the volley by Gnabry
Bay 1-0 BVB
13' Dortmund's last win here was in April, 2014, eight years ago when it won 3-0 against the Bavarians. The goal scorer that day, Marco Reus is still in Dortmund colours tonight
12' Foul! Marco Reus is involved in a foul as he brings down Joshua Kimmich
10' Dortmund continues to press high as Bellingham tries a shot from distance, but the red wal blocks it away
8' Koman gets the ball along the left flank and carries the ball to the edge of the box and passes for Davies, who is tightly marked by Zagadou
6' Another Chance! Bayern switches the play to Gnabry on the right, who passes to Goretzka, right in front of Hitz, but Leon fails to get on top of the ball for a shot
6' Chance! A through ball for Erling Haaland as the Norwegian chases it, but Upamecano beats him to get the ball back in control
5' The last time the two sides met here, Bayern scores four goals against Dortmund with the match ending 4-2. Meanwhile, Davies gets the ball into the opposition box, but that attack ends as Dortmund gets the ball back
4' Koman gets the ball in front of the box and passes for Lewandowski, which the Poland international misses and Dortmund goes on attack, but Haaland is ruled off-side
3' Davies tries to build an attack with a back pass and along ball that follows, but a high line by BVB keeps the pass away from danger
1' Akanji gets the bal in front for Guerreiro as Dortmund gets the ball in front, but Bayern has the attack in control with a clearance by Davies
10 pm: The players are put of the tunnel. The title at touching distance for Bayern Munich as it eyes the victory as a sweet sweet win over arch rivals Borussia Dortmund.
9:55 pm: The Red Sea looks to have come alive in Munich with flags, banners and an ocean of Bayern fans filling up the Allian Arena. The rivalry cannot get any better, the stage any bigger.
9:20 pm: Team Form: Bayern Munich has won three of its last five matches with its last Bundesliga match being a win over Arminia Bielefield.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, is on a two-game winning run with, thrashing six against Wolfsburg in its st match.
9:00 pm: Starting Lineups out!
Bayern Munich Starting XI: Neuer (GK)(C), Upamecano, Pavard, Kimmich, Gnabry, Goretzka, Lewandowski, Coman, Davies, Hernandez, Muller
Borussia Dortmund Starting XI: Hitz (GK), Guerreiro, Zagadou, Akanji, Wolf, Can, Bellingham, Reinier, Brandt, Reus (C), Haaland
Bayern Munich is used to winning the Bundesliga title. Even so, this one is special.
Not only would it be Bayern's 10th in a row — a feat never achieved in any of Europe's top five leagues — but the club can clinch the title at home on Saturday with a win in the “Klassiker” against Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern's stadium will be packed for the match, making a difference from twice celebrating titles in empty arenas amid the pandemic.
The mood in Munich on Thursday was relaxed, with Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann already discussing his players' tradition of celebrating league wins by pouring beer over the coach.
“Beer is supposed to be quite good for your hair,” he joked.
Still, Nagelsmann admitted that winning the Bundesliga again has “perhaps a little bit less meaning in Munich" than the Champions League, where Bayern was eliminated in the quarterfinals with a surprise loss to Villarreal.
“On Saturday, it's still a special situation to do it against Dortmund, to do it against your direct competitor in your own stadium with a full house,” he said.
Ten titles in a row would be a historic achievement for Bayern but less helpful for the Bundesliga. Stagnation at the top makes it a harder sell to international audiences.
Winning the league is just meeting minimum expectations for Nagelsmann in the first year of a five-year contract.
“I think that if I didn't win it with the team, then I wouldn't be the coach here anymore," he said.
Dortmund trails Bayern by nine points with four games remaining and would need a big win Saturday and a dramatic Bayern collapse to have any hope for the title. Still, it would love to spoil Bayern's party.
Bayern has won its last seven meetings against Dortmund, though the last encounter was a hard-fought game which ended amid bitter recriminations.
Bayern won 3-2 with two goals from Robert Lewandowski but all the focus was on referee Felix Zwayer after Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham used a post-game interview to recall Zwayer's links to a 2005 match-fixing case. Bellingham later was fined.
It could be the last "Klassiker" for Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the Norwegian linked with a move to Manchester City at the end of the season. He is coming off a period of poor form after missing February with muscle problems — a worrying repeat occurrence for the 21-year-old striker — though he ended a scoring drought with two goals in last week's 6-1 rout of struggling Wolfsburg.
Outside of the top two, there's still a fight for the other Champions League places. Leipzig is in third place and Bayer Leverkusen is fourth, and both are under pressure from fifth-place Freiburg.
Freiburg, which has also reached the German Cup final, takes on Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday in a game which could make or break its Champions League chances.
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