Borussia Dortmund vs FC Bayern Munich

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March 5th

Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund, Germany


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FT: The result means that Bayern remain five points ahead of their rivals on 63 points, whilst Dortmund now have 58 points.

FT: So Der Klassiker ends goalless, probably a fair result although Bayern could have won it had it not been for Bürki who tipped Vidal’s effort onto the bar. Aubameyang also had a handful of chances but Neuer was equal to all of them.

90’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring Der Klassiker to an end.

90′ There will be one additional minute.

90′ Mehdi Benatia comes on in Alonso’s place. Gündoğan departs for Nuri Şahin.

89′ Delay in the match as Alonso goes down. Signs of fatigue.

87′ Chance!! Aubameyang picks out Ramos, but the substitute heads wide. Should have at least hit the target.

85′ Müller fires off-target from range.

84′ Hummels concedes a freekick for a foul on Lewandowski.

83′ The corner comes to nothing.

82′ Mkhitaryan wins a corner after his shot deflects out.

80′ Change for the hosts sees Adrián Ramos come on for Reus.

78′ Close!! Alonso spots Bürki off his line to fire just wide of the post.

76′ Ribéry finds Vidal, but the Chilean fires well over.

75′ Robben finds Müller, but Bender blocks his cross. The corner is cleared.

74′ First change of the game sees Costa depart for Franck Ribéry.

72′ Chance!! Aubameyang meets a cross from the right to head wide.

71′ Chance!! Dortmund lose possession in their own area and Costa finds Robben, but the Dutchman fires over.

65′ Close!! Reus finds Aubameyang who fires wide from a tight-angle.

63′ So close!! What a fantastic save!! The corner is a scramble and Vidal fires the loose ball onto the top of the crossbar via Bürki, who got a strong hand to tip it onto the woodwork.

63′ Robben sends in a dangerous ball in but Durm heads it out for a corner.

59′ The hosts win  a freekick. The freekick is eventually punched by Neuer into the path of Reus who fires over.

58′ Chance!! Robben is played through but he skies his effort via a deflection, however the referee gives a goalkick.

54′ Close!! Müller sends in a good delivery into Vidal who heads just wide.

54′ Chance!! Robben cuts inside before curling an effort that Bürki saves well.

50′ Close!! Aubameyang has a sight of goal, but his effort is saved by the feet of Neuer before Mkhitaryan’s rebound goes harmlessly wide.

49′ Schmelzer does well to keep possession and win a throw-in. Moments later Mkhitaryan overhits a pass.

45′ So the visitors get us underway in the second half.

HT: So will Lewandowski prove to be the difference against his former side again or will Reus and Aubameyang’s partnership capitalise on the visitors’ nervy defending? Join us again for the second period.

HT: Dortmund’s tactics seem clear win the ball and break on the counter-attack and it may work out for them with Bayern’s defence looking nervy at times.

HT: Former Dortmund striker Lewandowski hasn’t really got involved as of yet but Costa and Robben have looked dangerous.

HT: So goalless at the break, but both sides have looked threatening. The visitors have had the better opportunities although the hosts have had chances themselves.

45′ There is no additional time and the referee blows his whistle to bring the first half to an end.

42′ Close!! Robben does well to cut inside before curling an effort just wide of the post.

41′ Close!! Robben looks to bend an effort an at goal, but Bürki does well to hold on with the on-rushing bodies.

39′ The corner comes to nothing and the hosts break after Alaba loses possession and Reus sees Neuer off his line, but his effort is poor and straightforward for the German.

38′ Müller sends in a teasing delivery but Durm’s headed clearance takes it off Vidal’s head.

37′ Alonso plays a fantastic cross-field pass towards Vidal, but the Chilean was just offside.

36′ Bender receives a yellow card for a cynical slide tackle on Lewandowski, he would’ve been away, a good tackle to make in the circumstances.

34′ Mkhitaryan tries to find Reus, but the German just strayed offside.

32′ The corner comes to nothing, but they get another moments later. The corner is met by Müller but the hosts clear the danger.

31′ Chance!! Lewandowski creates half a yard before firing an effort that deflects over.

29′ Durm sends in a decent delivery but Neuer claims with ease.

27′ Chance!! The corner is cleared and Bayern break, Costa is played clean through but his effort is smothered by Bürki.

26′ Close!! Aubameyang picks out Reus brilliantly, but his touch is slightly heavy and just as he’s about to shoot Kimmich makes a fantastic challenge to concede the corner. Had to get that right and he did.

23′ Kimmich is penalised after an aerial challenge with Aubameyang.

21′ Yellow card for Alonso, his studs were up and he was off the ground, he could have been off. But the Spaniard did get the ball.

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Xabi Alonso receives a yellow card for a tasty challenge. Image from Reuters

19′ Close!! Durm does well to cut-inside beating Alonso before firing an effort just wide into the side-netting.

17′ Chance!! Costa sends in a wonderful delivery that is met by Vidal on the volley, but he’s off-balance and his effort flies wide.

16′ Close!! Gündoğan almost feeds Aubameyang but Kimmich makes the crucial intervention.

10′ Chance!! Dortmund counter and Aubameyang is away and he forces Neuer into a good save.

9′ Chance!! Costa cuts inside before firing over.

7′ Piszczek just manages to beat Robben to the ball to prevent the Dutchman from baring down on goal.

4′ Chance!! Costa sends in a teasing cross that Bürki punches straight into the path of Müller, who fires over the bar.

3′ Gündoğan wins a freekick from Alonso.

2′ The visitors get a corner. The hosts deal with it before Reus breaks forward on the break, but his effort is blocked.

0′ The hosts get us underway.

Team news:

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Bürki (GK), Łukasz Piszczek, Sven Bender, Mats Hummels, Marcel Schmelzer, İlkay Gündoğan, Julian Weigl, Erik Durm, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marco Reus

FC Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer (GK), Philipp Lahm, Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba, Juan Bernat, Xabi Alonso, Arturo Vidal, Arjen Robben, Thomas Müller, Douglas Costa, Robert Lewandowski


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