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Bayern down Dortmund to open four-point lead

06 November 2017

Champions Bayern Munich outclassed title rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-1 away on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and stretch their flawless run under coach Jupp Heynckes to seven straight victories in all competitions.

Having missed Bayern's 2-1 win at Celtic on Tuesday in the Champions League with a thigh injury, Lewandowski's goal was his 11th in the league in as many games this season.

Dortmund's evening got even worse before the end of the first half due to Sokratis Papastathopoulos limping off injured, but they could so easily have been back in the match had Yarmolenko got the better of Ulreich in his second clear-cut chance of the contest. "It was a crucial victory that shows we're in good form".

The chances continued to come, with Andriy Yarmolenko sent clean through on goal, but he took too long and saw his tame shot easily blocked by goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.

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Dortmund have now won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, a miserable run which leaves them also facing a group-stage exit from the Champions League, where they have just two points from four games.

Instead it was Bayern who struck again with Lewandowski flicking in a Joshua Kimmich cutback in the 37th and Alaba's cross floating past the Poland striker and keeper Roman Buerki into the net. He is now the Bundesliga's top scorer.

"Dortmund will be much more concentrated and attentive, their own fans forgive their own players against Bayern".

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"We made a decision to play very compact, but that did not work in the first half".

Forward Timo Werner set up a goal and scored a late victor himself as Leipzig battled from a goal down against Hanover.

They beat Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday night 3-0 to nearly secure their progress into the last 16 of the competition.

However, Filip Kostic put Hamburg back in front and Germany Under-17 worldwide Jann-Fiete Arp, with his second in two games, sealed the win.

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Bosz, who replaced the sacked Thomas Tuchel for this season, is starting to look - and sound like a man on borrowed time.

Bayern down Dortmund to open four-point lead