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Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Initial reactions and observations


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Initial reactions and observations

  • Jamal Musiala scoring the winning goal for Bayern was the icing on the cake for this game. What a moment for the young man.
  • Dortmund put up a fight in the second half, but in the end it wasn’t enough. They need to rebuild now with the money they get from selling Haaland.

Full time: Bayern win 3-1!

84’ — GOAL! Musiala makes it 3-1! That’s the title!

83’ — Subs: Sabitzer and Sane on for Muller and Coman.

51’ — Goal. Emre Can converts his penalty. Ugh. 2-1 now.

45’ — Second half kicks off!

Halftime observations and analysis

  • Bayern Munich have been dominating this game pretty much since the 10th minute, Dortmund basically surrendered after Gnabry’s goal. Not a very competitive game so far.
  • The goal scored by Robert Lewandowski was almost a carbon copy of the one we saw against Villarreal — a winger wins the ball in midfield passing it to Muller, who lays it off to Lewandowski for a finish.
  • Serge Gnabry has been good this game — wish he would play like this more often.

Halftime: Bayern lead 2-0.

33’ — GOAL! Robert Lewandowski makes it 2-0! Thomas Muller assist.

29’ — Gnabry makes it 2-0, but VAR calls it back for offside.

14’ — GOAL! Serge Gnabry makes it 1-0 after Goretzka heads it to him from a corner.

Kickoff: We’re underway in Munich!

One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Looks like Kingsley Coman was fit enough to start after all, while Alphonso Davies retains his spot in the starting XI. Nagelsmann has chosen a strong lineup for this game.

Only four more games left until the 2021/22 season of the Bundesliga comes to an end, but the title could be decided today if Bayern Munich can beat Borussia Dortmund in front of the home crowd at the Allianz Arena. The season has not been as wildly successful as some of the previous ones, but winning a tenth consecutive title could wash away the bitter aftertaste of the recent UCL elimination.

Julian Nagelsmann has a mostly fit squad for the game, with stars like Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller available despite having to call-off training during the week for one reason or another. For Lewandowski, who has been linked with Barcelona in recent weeks, this might well be his last ever Klassiker after being a mainstay of the fixture for over a decade. Let’s hope the boys manage to bring home all three points and end the season on a high note.

It’s Bayern time.

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Match Info

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST

TV/streaming: ESPN+, Find Your Country

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