Bayern Munich move four points clear with victory over Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich move four points clear with victory over Borussia Dortmund

After Aubameyang wasted his first chance of the match, Robben rounded off an exquisite Bayern move to give Bayern a 16th-minute lead.

David Alaba put the game beyond Dortmund midway through the second half as his cross found the net after just evading Lewandowski in the area.

Three points separate the two heading into the game with Bayern top of the Bundesliga while Dortmund sit second - although that could all change come the final whistle.

Elsewhere Schalke, who are now undefeated in their last six games in all competitions, climbed to fourth - level on 20 points with neighbours Dortmund - with a 1-0 win at Freiburg. "It was impossible to predict four weeks ago that we would now be six points ahead of Dortmund and four ahead of Leipzig", said Heynckes.

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Following the opening goal, Dortmund salvaged a bit of a foothold and it was Pulisic forging the chances, first by forcing Munich keeper Sven Ulreich to parry away an angled drive before moments later picking out Shinji Kagawa for an opportunity that skittered just wide of the far post.

The Dortmund boss has acknowledge his side's subpar form, admitting they "need to do a few things differently" to improve but also stressed that "if we win this, we are back at the top of the table".

That proved costly in the 67th minute when Alaba's cross was missed by Lewandowski and Burki was unable to stop it finding the net despite getting a hand to the ball.

Bayern's victory was their seventh straight in all competitions since Heynckes took over last month following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, while Dortmund are in complete free fall, suffering their third loss in their last four league games.

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Christian Pulisic skilfully wriggled out of the corner, and the ball was eventually worked to Bartra, who curled home a sweet finish from inside the box. We have seen them play and will prepare according to our play, but it will be up to the players to show that on the field.

"First of all, Peter Bosz was a good footballer and when you become a coach at Ajax you have to bring a lot of know-how and he certainly has", Heynckes added.

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

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