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Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bayern Munich: Initial reactions and observations


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Initial reactions and observations

  • Honestly at a loss for words. How did Bayern Munich lose that in the dying minutes? That was the opposite of clutch.
  • The less said about the referee the better.
  • Subbing Matthijs de Ligt was not good for the header battle at the end of the game.
  • The fact that Manuel Neuer saved a point blank effort from Modeste that was mishit means that BVB were unlucky to not get all three points here.
  • Bayern are in crisis again? Maybe?

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Full time: BVB 2-2 Bayern.

90+4’ — Goal. Modeste makes it 2-2.

90’ — Kingsley Coman gets a second yellow due to a tactical foul.


74’ — Goal. Youssoufa Moukoko makes it 2-1.

52’ — GOOOOOOAAL! Leroy Sane makes it 2-0! Another assist for Musiala.

45’ — Subs: Kimmich, Coman, and Stanisic on for Sabitzer, Gnabry, and Davies.

Halftime observations and analysis

  • Bayern Munich have not been good at all. Another Madrid-esque performance incoming? Scoreline is 1-0 currently.
  • Aside from his goal, Leon Goretzka’s performance has been a spectrum from decent to bad.
  • Marcel Sabitzer ain’t it today.
  • Neither is Benjamin Pavard.
  • Jude Bellingham should’ve been sent off for kicking Alphonso Davies in the head. Absolute joke.

33’ — GOOOOOAL! Leon Goretzka makes it 1-0!

30’ — Neuer saves Guerreiro’s shot. This has been a poor half by Bayern.

Kickoff: We’re underway at the Signal Iduna Park!

One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Looks like Joshua Kimmich couldn’t make it after all, but that’s still a solid Bayern Munich lineup. Julian Nagelsmann has never beaten Edin Terzic before in his career, but he’ll be looking to change that tonight — all in front of the iconic Yellow Wall at Dortmund.

For the first time in thirteen years, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face each other in a Bundesliga clash where neither side is at the top of the table. For some, this might mean that the game won’t be as high-quality as previous years, because neither side are having a particularly great season. For others, it means that the three points on offer could have a massive impact on the outcome of the title race.

Bayern have been known for handing out massive scorelines to BVB in recent seasons, but all those games happened at the Allianz Arena. At the Westfalenstadion, in front of their famous Yellow Wall, Dortmund tend to give back as good as they get. Julian Nagelsmann will be missing the services of key players like Thomas Muller and Lucas Hernandez, with Joshua Kimmich traveling to Dortmund but remaining doubtful. On BVB’s end, they’ll have to make do without Marco Reus.

For Julian Nagelsmann, this is a chance to prove that his team have completely shaken off their September blues, and are ready to get on with the business of winning titles this season.

It’s Bayern time.

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Match Info

Location: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

Time: 6:30 pm local time, 12:30 pm EST

TV/streaming: ESPN+, Find Your Country

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