Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

German Bundesliga: Dortmund Edge Bayern In Five-Goal Thriller

German Bundesliga: Dortmund Edge Bayern In Five-Goal Thriller

Paco Alcacer's late goal helped Borussia Dortmund defeat Bayern Munich 3-2 in a tough Bundesliga fixture on Saturday, November 10, to go four point clear at the top of the log.

Lewandowski broke the deadlock midway through the half with a powerful header to Serge Gnabry's precise cross over the covering defender.

With less than 30 minutes of play left on the clock, both sides had other scoring chances to take the lead, but it was Dortmund's Alcacer who made his count after running clear of Bayern's defence line to apply a sublime finish over Manuel Neuer with 17 minutes left.

Lewandowski headed Bayern back into the lead in the 52nd minute before two goals in six second-half minutes by Reus and Paco Alcacer maintained Dortmund's unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga this season. after 11 games. There's a huge amount to improve, " Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said.

Reus got parity again for the hosts in the 69th minute with an incredible half-volley in the centre of the box following a brilliant cross by Lukasz Piszczek, 2-2.

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Bayern thought it had stolen a point in the 95th minute when Lewandowski steered a super backheel past Marwin Hitz, but the goal was rightly disallowed for offside. The score remained 0-1 till halftime.

"By giving everything and giving our fans full throttle, we know how strong the Bavarians are but we also know that can beat them if we have a good day, especially at home", he added.

Earlier, Alassane Plea scored a quickfire hat-trick for second-placed Gladbach, who are three points ahead of Bayern, in their 3-1 win at Werder Bremen.

He needed just 218 minutes to score eight league goals, seven of which have come as a substitute.

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