FC Bayern Munich is German champion for the 32nd time! FCB won their home game against Borussia Dortmund on the 31st match day of the Bundesliga 3-1 (2-0) and with three games left they now have an unassailable twelve-point lead over BVB.
The goals in the Allianz Arena in Munich, which was sold out with 75,000 spectators, were scored by Serge Gnabry (15th), Robert Lewandowski (34th). Emre Can shortened the penalty kick for BVB (52nd). Substitute Jamal Musiala made everything clear in the 83rd minute.
Bayern Munich vs BVB: The Analysis
Dortmund started with a back four and early pressing. The Bavarians had bigger problems in triggering the game, BVB recorded some ball conquests and came up with quick counterattacks. Around the penalty area, however, these came to an end and there was no risk of scoring. Only in the 27th minute did the guests get their first shot with a harmless shot from Haaland.
Bayern, on the other hand, scored from their first corner kick and, with the lead behind them, immediately took control of the game. FCB mostly attacked on the right flank, where the Guerreiro/Reinier duo repeatedly left too much space on the Dortmund side. At BVB, the mistakes in the build-up game increased vehemently, at the latest with the second Munich goal, faith seemed to have been broken.
Coach Rose seemed to have revived this during the break, because Dortmund was immediately much more active and also more consistent in the duels – especially in the center. From these ball wins, as in the first section, things went quickly forward, Reus acted a little deeper. The goal was therefore not undeserved.
As a result, Bayern also looked defensively vulnerable. BVB stayed in the game, repeatedly counterattacked and scored deals, but it never became really necessary. The hosts, on the other hand, managed to get behind the Dortmund sixes a few times and spread danger from there. Lewandowski should have decided the game, but Hitz reacted strongly (69′). Substitute Musiala finally took over this job, but overall Bayern lacked the real drive towards goal.
FC Bayern has won the last eight competitive games against Dortmund.
Dortmund conceded as many defeats against any other team in professional football as against FC Bayern (65).
Robert Lewandowski has not scored as many competitive goals against Dortmund (27) against any other club in his career.
Dortmund’s Emre Can saw his 5th yellow card and will miss next weekend’s game against Bochum.
The star of the game: Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern)
Cannot be held by the BVB defense in the first half. Played like crazy in the fight for a contract extension including a salary increase. Fantastic hit to make it 1-0, also involved in the 2-0 with strong counter-pressing, in the meantime he scored the supposed 2-0. Was allowed to get the applause of the audience in the 63rd minute.
The flop of the match: Reinier (BVB)
Started for the first time this season but couldn’t get a foot on the ground. The game went completely past the Brazilian. Only got 31 ball actions and didn’t win 20 percent of his duels.
The referee: Daniel Siebert
He correctly took back Gnabry’s supposed 2-0 after VAR intervention due to Coman being offside (30′). Pavard should have shown a yellow card for his foul on Brandt (49th) and ten minutes later should have awarded the Frenchman a penalty because he first hit Dortmund and then the ball in a duel with Bellingham. It is therefore incomprehensible that the VAR did not correct the decision due to the clear wrong decision.