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Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern Munich beat title rivals Dortmund

Poland striker took his tally for the calendar year to 40 as Bayern secured a 3-2 victory over Borrusia Dortmund in a breathless Klassiker
Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern Munich beat title rivals Dortmund
Robert Lewandowski converts a 77th minute penalty which sealed Bayern Munich’s 3-2 win over title rivals Borrusia Dortmund.

Top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice, including a second-half penalty, to guide Bayern Munich to a crucial 3-2 victory at title rivals Borussia Dortmund and open up a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

The Pole scored his first in the ninth minute to level after Dortmund had taken an early lead through Julian Brandt, and then converted a 77th minute spot-kick to seal victory with his 16th goal of the campaign – and his 40th of the calendar year.

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Kingsley Coman had put Bayern in front a minute before the break before Erling Haaland equalised for the hosts with a superbly curled effort in the 48th.

In an action-packed encounter Dortmund coach Marco Rose was sent off with a second booking for dissent following the penalty decision.

Bayern, chasing a record-extending 10th league crown, move up to 34 points thanks to a sixth straight league win over their rivals, leaving Dortmund in second place on 30. Bayer Leverkusen, who crushed Greuther Fürth 7-1, are third on 27.

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  • Bundesliga
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Bayern Munich
  • European club football
  • match reports
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