Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund LIVE: Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben turn it around after Marco Reus' early strike

  • Marco Reus opens the scoring with a header to put visitors ahead (30 mins)
  • Robert Lewandowski equalises against his former side Dortmund (72 mins) 
  • Arjen Robben scores from the spot after Franck Ribery is fouled (85 mins) 
  • BAYERN MUNICH XI: Neuer, Benatia, Boateng, Alaba, Lahm, Alonso, Bernat, Robben, Muller (Pizarro 81), Gotze (Ribery 70), Lewandowski (Rode 88)
  • Subs: Dante, Shaqiri, Rafinha, Zingerle
  • BORUSSIA DORTMUND XI: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Sokratis, Hummels (Subotic 45), Durm, Mkhitaryan, Kehl, Bender, Kagawa (Grosskreutz 72), Reus, Aubameyang (Ramos 81)
  • Subs: Gündogan, Immobile, Langerak, Ginter
  • Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena (5.30pm)
  • Pep Guardiola's side are a point clear at the top with a game in hand
  • Jurgen Klopp's Borussia are struggling and are 16th entering the game

    Bayern remain undefeated in the league and have recorded their first win over Dortmund at home in the league since 2010.
    Dortmund have now lost five on the bounce and are really struggling towards the bottom of the Bundesliga.
    Guardiola's men go marching on - but they were made to work for it and missed lots of opportunities.
    Arjen Robben of Bayern scores their second goal from the penalty spot
    90mins: Bayern are the only team who look like scoring again
    The second goal seems to have knocked the wind out of Dortmund and they simply do not look like scoring.
    If anything it looks like Bayern are more likely to get a third than they are a second.
    Robert Lewandowski of Bayern celebrates with team-mates after scoring their first goal
    88mins: SUB - Rode ON, Lewandowski OFF
    GOAL! ROBBEN (pen, 85mins) Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
    Robben waits for Weidenfeller to go to his left and slots it into his right.
    That's nine goals in 14 against Dortmund for the Dutchman.
    Does that give Bayern the win?
    84mins: PENALTY BAYERN
    Just after Pizarro wastes a brilliant chance, Ribery breaks into the box and is pulled back by Subotic.
    Both players are holding each other but his pace means he has got past the defender.
    The ref points to the spot and Subotic goes into the book.
    Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his side's first goal
    81mins: SUB - Muller OFF, Pizarro ON; Ramos ON, Aubameyang OFF
    Both sides make changes:
    For Bayern Muller is OFF and Pizarro ON
    Dortmund replace Aubameyang, who looks shattered with Ramos.
    80mins: The game has settled into the expected pattern
    Bayern are dominating the ball and attacking with intent, putting plenty of crosses into the box, but Dortmund's counter-attacking is still causing problems.
    Aubameyang is very quick and, although largely isolated, can still cause damage.
    77mins: One-way traffic right now
    This game is evenly balanced now and it could go either way but the home side are completely dominating possession.
    Lahm is growing in influence, while Ribery's introduction has added a bit more accuracy to Bayern's attacking play.
    The ball just keeps coming back at Dortmund.
    Munich's Jerome Boateng (right) and Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vie for the ball
    73mins: Kagawa OFF, Grosskreutz ON
    GOAL! Lewandowski (72mins) BAYERN MUNICH 1-1 BORUSSIA DORTMUND
    If anyone was going to score it was likely to be him.
    Lewandowski capitalises on a through-ball-gone-wrong which ricochets his way.
    He smashes an effort past Weidenfeller and finally Bayern have found the net.
    Will the floodgates open?
    Bayern;s Mehdi Benatia, top, and Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, left, challenge for the ball
    70mins: Ribery ON, Gotze OFF
    Gotze has been quiet against his former club and he has been taken off.
    Ribery has been called upon.
    68mins: Alaba wastes a free-kick
    It would need to be something special to beat Weidenfeller from 30 yards, but Alaba's free-kick doesn't even test him.
    He smashes the effort high and wide and Guardiola is looking to make his first change.
    Munich's Arjen Robben reacts to missing a great chance
    64mins: Benatia nods wide from four yards!
    It is certainly turning into one of those days for Bayern.
    The home side whip in a corner and it is half-cleared to Boateng who picks it up on the right-hand side of the box.
    He curls a ball in and Benatia rises, unmarked, four yards out and nods the ball just wide of the post.
    How did he not score??
    60mins: Kagawa nearly doubles Dortmund's lead!
    Dortmund have their first chance of the second-half and Kagawa is extremely unlucky not to have doubled their lead.
    He receives the ball on the edge of the area, turns and curls a shot just past the right-hand post with Neuer beaten.
    Warning shot for Bayern - they could get picked off on the break.
    Dortmund's striker Marco Reus (left) celebrates scoring with his team-mates
    58mins: Dortmund win a free-kick to relieve pressure
    It has been all Bayern in this second-half and Dortmund are relieved they now can take their time over a free-kick.
    Mkhitaryan is fouled in the middle of the park.
    55mins: Bayern are being extremely wasteful
    Guardiola is getting increasingly frustrated with his side's wastefulness.
    Boateng plays a wonderful ball to set Muller clean through and his effort is blocked by Subotic.
    Lewandowski is screaming at him as he wanted the ball played square.
    Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund and David Alaba of Bayern battle for the ball
    51mins: The goal just will not come for the home side
    Is it going to be one of those days for Bayern?
    Bernat whips a ball in and Lewandowski is completely free in the area.
    The Pole has a golden chance against his former side but Weidenfeller stays big and manages to push it around the post.
    47mins: Bayern have come out the blocks and look hungry for goals
    Well it certainly appears Guardiola has put a rocket up his Bayern players.
    The passing is crisper, sharper and with more intent and already both Alonso and Robben have had chances.
    Alonso hits one from distance which Weidenfeller gathers easily before Robben curls a shot low and straight at the Dortmund keeper.
    Arjen Robben (right) of Bayern smashes an effort into the side netting
    SECOND-HALF: Borussia Dortmund get us back underway
    The second-half begins with Dortmund leading Bayern 1-0 at the Allianz.
    Substitution from Klopp as Subotic is ON and Hummels is OFF. Can only assume that is an injury which is a blow to Dortmund.
    Bayern have certainly have more chances but they find themselves behind at half-time.
    Klopp's men have counter-attacked superbly and, with Bayern wasting their opportunities, they have capitalised.
    Dortmund's Marco Reus (right) scores his side's opening goal
    43mins: Dortmund's style is perfectly suited to playing Bayern
    Don't get me wrong, the visitors have certainly ridden their luck at times, but they know how to play against Bayern.
    They are struggling in the bottom three of the Bundesliga and have lost four league games in a row for the first time in 15 years but their counter attacking is brilliant against a side who dominates possession like Bayern.
    Dortmund's Marco Reus (third right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring
    40mins: Robben does brilliantly but just cannot score!
    That is beautiful football but Robben has to score.
    Muller threads the ball into Robben and he shimmies inside and out, taking Weidenfeller out of the game, but he curls a shot into the side netting.
    Lewandowski is furious with him.
    38mins: Muller is denied!
    I am really not sure how Bayern have not found the net in this game yet.
    Robben cuts open the Dortmund defence with a wonderful through-ball to Muller.
    Muller prods a shot goalwards but the on-rushing Weidenfeller is able to stay big and deny him.
    Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring the first goal
    36mins: YELLOW CARD (Alonso)
    Alonso goes in a little late on Mkhitaryan in the centre of the park and takes him out.
    An obvious booking follows and he is the first player from either side to be carded.
    34mins: Bayern have suddenly stepped up the intensity
    It is the first goal Bayern have conceded in the first half of a Bundesliga game all season and suddenly they begin peppering the Dortmund goal.
    Muller's looped header forces Weidenfeller to flap the ball away before Bernat smashes a shot across the face of goal.
    Thomas Muller has a shot on goal
    GOAL! REUS (30mins) Bayern Munich 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
    You cannot say they had not been warned.
    One minute before Neuer had been forced to save a chance from Aubameyang, who was put clean through.
    Again the striker gets free down the right and he whips in a superb ball to Reus, who gets in between the Bayern centre backs and nods into the far corner. Very interesting this game now...
    27mins: It is looking comfortable for Bayern but no breakthrough yet
    Pep Guardiola's men are dominating the ball and have had the vast majority of the chances.
    The Bayern boss has complained that his side gets tarnished as playing passes for the sake of it and lacking a killer instinct and so far I suppose that is true.
    More is needed from Lewandowski.
    Bayern's Xabi Alonso (left) and Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compete for the ball in the air
    23mins: Robben with a trademark cut in and shot
    It is so predictable but it is so hard to defend.
    Robben picks the ball up on the right and then moves his weight quickly on to the inside.
    He completely takes Durm and Hummels out of the game before smashing the ball at Weidenfeller who saves well to his left.
    20mins: Klopp demanding more from his players
    They are working extremely hard but Klopp wants even more from his Dortmund players.
    Bayern are starting to get on top and are dictating the tempo, with Kagawa and Aubameyang getting starved of possession right now.
    Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball under pressure from Robert Lewandowski
    16mins: Muller again comes very close!
    Bayern are the team who are looking most likely to score now as they up the intensity.
    Muller puts a dangerous cross in but it is too far for Lewandowski.
    Robben whips the ball back in and Muller finds himself on the penalty spot but he cannot get a good connection on the volley and it goes straight at Weidenfeller.
    13mins: Muller comes agonisingly close!
    He is brilliant in the big games and you would expect Muller to score there.
    A wonderful ball over the top from Alonso sees Muller ghost in behind the Dortmund defence and slides towards the ball.
    His effort goes agonisingly wide of the right-hand post though and it remains 0-0.
    Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels tackles Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller (right)
    9mins: Mkhitaryan should do better!
    Dortmund have now had their first chance.
    Robben pushed forward for Bayern and Mkhitaryan recives the ball from Kagawa on the left for Dortmund.
    He then cuts inside where the pitch opens up for him and unleashes a fierce shot on to the outside of the post. Good effort, but he should have at least tested Neuer.
    8mins: Sokratis down with an injury
    The defender should be OK but Muller catches Sokratis in the groin region with a high foot - OUCH!
    5mins: Robben forces a save from Weidenfeller
    As you would expect Bayern are starting to dominate possession and Alonso is seeing a lot of the ball but there has not been a chance for either side.
    Dortmund are working extremely hard off the ball.
    Saying that, Robben forces a good save from Weidenfeller.
    The Dortmund keeper has struggled so far this season but he forces Robben's shot on to the bar.
    The winger had cut inside and unleashed a fierce left-footed effort.
    Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp attends his team's warm-up prior to the game
    2mins: Scrappy start to the game
    It has not been the start that either manager would have wanted.
    Neither side has really gotten hold of the ball yet and there has a lot of scrapping in the middle of the park.
    The Allianz Arena is loud though and the fans are loving it even without the brilliant football so far.
    KICK-OFF: Bayern get us underway at the Allianz Arena
    This exciting fixture has finally begun!
    Bayern are marching towards a third successive title
    Pep Guardiola's Bayern continue to dominate the German league and dismantled Roma away from home in the Champions League too.
    They seem unstoppable right now but Klopp's Dortmund have a good recent record at the Allianz and they will need to call upon that to secure the win.
    At the moment, Bayern are a point clear at the top of the table already with this game in hand and will need to be downed soon if they are not to pick up another title.
    Dortmund's head coach Jurgen Klopp, left, welcomes Bayern's Robert Lewandowski prior to the match
    BAYERN MUNICH XI: Neuer, Benatia, Boateng, Alaba, Rafinha, Lahm, Alonso, Bernat, Robben, Muller, Lewandowski
    Subs: Dante, Ribéry, Shaqiri, Rafinha, Pizarro, Rode, Zingerle
    BORUSSIA DORTMUND XI: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Sokratis, Hummels, Durm, Mkhitaryan, Kehl, Bender, Kagawa, Reus, Aubameyang
    Subs: Subotic, Gündogan, Immobile, Grosskreutz, Ramos, Langerak, Ginter
    David Alaba (right) of Bayern shake hands with Ilkay Guendogan of Dortmund
    David Alaba (right) of Bayern shakes hands with Adrian Ramos (left) of Dortmund and his team-mate Ilkay Guendogan
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    Why are Dortmund struggling in the league??
    Borussia Dortmund simply cannot buy a result in the league right now and are struggling down in 16th.
    They destroyed Arsenal in the Champions League and have done well in Europe in general too.
    A trip to the Allianz is daunting, but maybe it is exactly what Jurgen Klopp's side need - a game to fire them up.
    Thomas Muller shakes hands with Klopp
    BORUSSIA DORTMUND XI: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Sokratis, Hummels, Durm, Mkhitaryan, Kehl, Bender, Kagawa, Reus, Aubameyang
    Marco Reus of Dortmund arrives for the Bundesliga match with Bayern
    BAYERN MUNICH XI: Neuer, Benatia, Boateng, Alaba, Rafinha, Lahm, Alonso, Bernat, Robben, Muller, Lewandowski
    Arjen Robben of FC Bayern arrives for the Bundesliga match with Dortmund
    Good afternoon!
    Hello and welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of the German Klassiker.
    Bayern Munich, who are one point clear at the top of the Bundesliga following today's other results, host strugglers Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena.
    Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund are languishing down in 16th place heading into the game.

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