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Off the Crossbar: FIFA simulation says Borussia Dortmund will defeat Bayern Munich 3-2

Hopefully that is not a bad omen for the Bavarians.

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While I don’t indulge in gaming, I am fascinated by them — especially when it comes to simulations of real life matches.

EA Sports ran a simulation of Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund — which says BVB will walkaway with a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Bavarians:

Here are some highlights of the match for those of you, who cannot be bothered to watch the one-minute highlight reel:

  • Serge Gnabry gives Bayern Munich an early 1-0 lead.
  • Erling Haaland, however, scores consecutive goals to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 advantage.
  • Robert Lewandowski then knots the game at 2-2 before a complete wild card nets the game-winner for BVB.
  • That person...Mahmoud Dahoud.

Other notes:

  • Bayern had a dramatic two-shot sequence where it hit the crossbar twice.
  • Leroy Sane had a potential game-tying attempt thwarted by an offside call.

Will this be how the game really plays out? We’ll find out soon enough.