Wednesday April 11, 2012 Day 30 Finished Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Bayern Munich

  • Lewandowski 77’

  1. Dortmund beat Bayern to pull clear

    Dortmund beat Bayern to pull clear

    Round-up: Champions Borussia Dortmund closed in on their second consecutive Bundesliga title by beating rivals Bayern Munich 1-0. More

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    Time:90'
    • Borussia Dortmund
    • Bayern Munich
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    • 20:51 So a deserved victory for Dortmund that turns a three-point lead into six and makes them hot favourites to defend their Bundesliga title with just four games to go.
    • 90+2' Full time. Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Bayern Munich.
    • 90+1' Owomoyela sets off Lewandowski as Dortmund counter attack. LEWANDOWSKI HITS THE BAR with a beauty of a shot chipped over Neuer's head.
    • 90+1' Cross in from Olic from the Bayern left... Subotic tries to clear... BUT HITS IT ONTO HIS OWN BAR... ROBBEN MUST SCORE... NO!!! He's skied it from little more than two yards out. Unbelievable.
    • 90' 2 minutes of stoppage time to be added.
    • 88' DORTMUND SUBSTITUTION: Patrick Owomoyela comes on for Blazsczykowski.
    • 86' Bayern have all the momentum now. Great run from Alaba into the box. The Australian shoots, but it's blocked. ALABA AGAIN... blocked again and Olic can't get his foot on the loose ball. Dortmund breathe again.
    • 85' Leading up to the penalty was the first time Robben and Ribery had combined well all night.
    • 84' WIEDENFELLER SAVES IT!!!! A quite terrible penalty by Robben as he hits it low and just a couple of yards to the keeper's left.
    • 84' Robben v Neuer from the spot and a great chance to keep Bayern in the title race.
    • 83' PENALTY TO BAYERN!!! Ribery feeds the ball in towards Robben. Neuer stupidly comes out and fouls the Dutchman.
    • 80' How will Bayern get back into this one, having taken off Gomez and Muller earlier on, to be replaced by Olic, a man with only two goals this season?
    • 77' That's 20 goals in 30 games for Lewandowski in what has been a quite brilliant season for the Polish forward.
    • 76' From the corner the ball is cleared - badly - to the edge of the box, where Grosskreutz smashes in a low shot. Lewandowski, just onside, is positioned perfectly to backheel the ball past Neuer.
    • 76' GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Bayern Munich
    • 75' Perisic makes an immediate impression as he crosses for Lewandowski... Yet another great clearance at the near post by Alaba. Corner for Dortmund.
    • 74' BAYERN SUBSTITUTION: Ivica Olic comes on for Gomez.
    • 73' A surprise move by Jurgen Klopp, as Kagawa has been at the centre of most of his side's good work tonight.
    • 73' DORTMUND SUBSTITUTION: Moritz Leitner replaces Kagawa.
    • 73' DORTMUND SUBSTIUTION: Ivan Perisic comes on for Gundogan.
    • 72' Great work by Lewandowski gives a chance for KAGAWA.... but again he just drags the shot wide. Good crowding there by Boateng after he gave the Japanese midfielder the initial space.
    • 70' An amazing stat now. Almost half a million people applied for tickets for this match. As it is, the Signal Iduna Park is crammed full at 80,000 tonight.
    • 67' Kroos looks to pick out Robben, who is free on the right side... no. the pass is too heavy. Another opportunity is lost.
    • 65' Bayern have a corner that Kroos plays in. Easy for Weidenfeller.
    • 64' Ball up towards Ribery... he goes down inside the area under Piszcek's challenge... no penalty. The Pole got the ball first. Great decision by referee Knut Kircher
    • 62' Schweinsteiger has missed much of the campaign. He started at the weekend but was taken off after an hour. Another 30 minutes tonight will have him one step further towards full match fitness.
    • 61' That's the last we'll see of Muller as Schweinsteiger comes on to replace him.
    • 59' Robben and Muller combine. Muller crosses for Gomez in the box... Subotic gets a toe to it... it runs on to RIBERY... who fires powerfully wide from 10 yards out. Good chances goes begging.
    • 56' Lahm and Ribery combine well together to give the Frenchman a run at the edge of the box... but he had Badstuber in acres of space to his right. Bad choice.
    • 54' Blaszczykowski again with more good work on the right. He feeds Grosskreutz, but Bayern clear while Kagawa lurks dangerously.
    • 51' How did the smallest man on the pitch manage that?
    • 50' Long ball up for Lewandowski. he has no support, so he crosses for Blaszczykowski on the right while Kagawa advances. Cross comes in for Kagawa, HE GETS UP TO HEAD TOWARDS GOAL but Neuer is too good to be beaten.
    • 48' Blaszczykowski with some good work on the right. He slips the ball to his compatriot Piszczek, who tries a low shot from long range. No joy for the right back.
    • 46' To confirm, no changes for either side during the break.
    • 46' And we're underway again.
    • 20:05 Schweinsteiger had been warming up during the break after Luis Gustavo took a little knock at the tail end of the first half. The Brazilian is on the pitch though as the restart is upon us.
    • 20:03 Germany coach Joachim Loew watches on as the teams reappear.
    • 20:01 The teams aren't yet on the pitch for the start of the second half. Incidentally, your star player of the first half was Bayern keeper Neuer with a 7.0. Your worst player as also a Bayern man, midfielder Luis Gustavo, who managed just a 5.0.
    • 19:49 Dortmund will feel they should be in front, having had the best of the chances so far - including Lewandowski's header off the post. Level it is though, giving Juup Heynckes a chance to reorganise his outfit during the break.
    • 19:47 No stoppage time to speak of as we go into the break goalless in Dortmund.
    • 45' Half-time.
    • 43' Robben has gone down clutching his ankle after he and Kehl go for the ball. If anything, it was the Dutchman who was in the wrong there, and has come off worst.
    • 41' Robben does well to evade Schmelzer and get into the area. Lovely low cross looking for Gomez, but Neven Subotic gets his foot in to put the ball out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
    • 39' Schmelzer with a lovely little ball into Grosskreutz, who goes down under a challenge from Boateng. The Bayern defender clearly got the ball though and the referee tells Grosskreutz gets up.
    • 37' DORTMUND HIT THE POST! Sensational cross from the right byline by Blaszczykowski. Lewandowski gets up at the far post to head towards goal. Neuer is beaten but the ball cannons off the woodwork. A couple of half chances in the ensuing chaos.
    • 35' Dortmund win a free kick for a foul on Pisczek by Ribery.
    • 33' Gundogan's corner is headed away to Ribery... he's lost the ball to Blaszczykowski... he shoots low and central, and Neuer takes charge. A let-off for Ribery there.
    • 32' Another Pole doing well on the right now in Blaszczykowski. He wins a corner off Gustavo.
    • 31' Lewandowski's cross from the right evades Lahm at the far post... GROSSKREUTZ... No. he's mis-hit it and Neuer stops the ball... Hummels might shoot, but it's poor. Another let-off for Bayern. Has this defence really kept 16 clean sheets in the league this season?
    • 30' Kroos disposses Kehl and has some space... DANGEROUS SHOT from outside the box, but it flashes past Wiedenfeller's far post. Looked like the Dortmund keeper had that one covered if it had been on target.
    • 28' Another free-kick for Dortmund from 45 yards out. Gundogan pumps it in, but it's too long for Lewandowski to do anything about and Neuer easily picks it up.
    • 25' A hazy run from Kagawa... still Kagawa... and still Kagawa as he jinks his way past two men and into the area, but it's the impressive Luis Gustavo who protects his defence as he blocks the Japanese dynamo's shot.
    • 23' It's all starting to look a little messy as Luis Gustavo brings down Kagawa.
    • 23' Marcel Schmelzer penalised for a foul on Lahm. And Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp does not look at all happy with his man.
    • 22' Dortmund free-kick as Robben loses his footing and then hauls down Sebastian Kehl with his arms. He gets a talking to from the man in black, but nothing more. Sensible decision.
    • 20' Despite Dortmund having had the upper hand, Eurosport Yahoo users have picked Robben as the best player so far with a 7.4 average, just ahead of Neuer (7.3) and Muller (7.2). Dortmund's best-rated player is Lewandowski on 5.8. You can rate all 22 men on the field in real time too below.
    • 17' Change of footwear for Jakub Blaszczykowski and a pair of lurid orange boots. We won't be able to miss him...
    • 15' Robben has scored six goals in the last five games, but that run was halted against Augsburg when it was Mario Gomez scoring both times.
    • 14' Grosskreutz penalised for a foul on Arjen Robben, who goes down like a sack of spuds.
    • 13' And after a scintilating opening, things are starting to settle down. Franck Ribery looks a little more lively now and is just starting to cut inside a little more. Always dangerous from there, the Frenchman. Of course, with Schweinsteiger on the bench, he should have a little more room.
    • 10' Bayern, after being dominated over the first 10 minutes, actually see a bit of the ball... Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller in particular working hard to make ground up.
    • 8' David Alaba making good ground from the left-back position for Bayern, but he's well tracked by Ilkay Gundogan and cedes possesion.
    • 5' Kevin Grosskreutz and Shinji Kagawa exchange passes well... Kagawa breaks on the right, his cross finds GROSSKREUTZ THREE YARDS OUT.... AMAZING SAVE BY NEUER... Lewandowski blasts the follow-up into Neuer's hands. Another big chance.
    • 2' BIG CHANCE FOR DORTMUND GOES BEGGING! Jerome Boateng tries to play the offside trap but blunders badly. Robert Lewandowski goes clear and clips the ball over the head of Manuel Neuer. Just a foot or two wide. A big let-off for Bayern early on.
    • 2' Bayern seize the initiative immeidately and have a free kick about 30 yards out. Toni Kroos whips it into the area... Mario Gomez gets up above his marker but heads wide
    • 1' Dortmund get the game underway... Just the three minutes late.
    • 19:00 Kick-off time is upon us, but the teams are only now coming out of the tunnel, so we're running a littl late. Time for a stat then; an amazing 14 of the last 18 Bundesliga titles have been won by these two sides. Now that's what I'd call domination.
    • 18:55 Dortmund emerged on top when these two last met at the tail end of 2011, Mario Goetze scoring the winner in a 1-0 Victory. Only Werder Bremen, incidentally, have ever won four consecutive league games against Bayern. Dortmund could match that tonight.
    • 18:50 Just the one change for Dortmund then; Kevin Grosskreutz replacing Ivan Perisic in midfield - as he did during the 3-1 win over Wolfsburg last weekend. Two changes for Bayern too as Toni Kroos comes in for Bastian Schweinsteiger in a central role and Luis Gustavo replaces Anatoliy Timoschuk.
    • 18:45 and BAYERN: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba, Luiz Gustavo, Kroos, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Gomez. SUBS Butt, Olic, Schweinsteiger, Pranjic, Contento, Timoschuk, Rafinha.
    • 18:40 The teams are in... DORTMUND: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Gundogan, Kehl, Blaszczykowski, Kagawa, Grosskreutz, Lewandowski. SUBS: Owomoyela, Bender, Perisic, Felipe Santana, Barrios, Langerak, Leitner.
    • 18:35 Dortmund sit on top of the Bundesliga, three points clear of Bayern. The visitors have a superior goal difference, however, so a win tonight will give them the top spot. Dortmund are on a club record 23 game unbeaten run currently and can go six clear with another victory.
    • 18:30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of what we'll call the German Clasico, Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich. Kick-off is at 19:00 UK (20:00 CET).
  • Summary

    • 83' PENALTY TO BAYERN!!! Ribery feeds the ball in towards Robben. Neuer stupidly comes out and fouls the Dutchman.
    • 76' GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Bayern Munich
    • 59' Robben and Muller combine. Muller crosses for Gomez in the box... Subotic gets a toe to it... it runs on to RIBERY... who fires powerfully wide from 10 yards out. Good chances goes begging.
    • 50' Long ball up for Lewandowski. he has no support, so he crosses for Blaszczykowski on the right while Kagawa advances. Cross comes in for Kagawa, HE GETS UP TO HEAD TOWARDS GOAL but Neuer is too good to be beaten.
    • 37' DORTMUND HIT THE POST! Sensational cross from the right byline by Blaszczykowski. Lewandowski gets up at the far post to head towards goal. Neuer is beaten but the ball cannons off the woodwork. A couple of half chances in the ensuing chaos.
    • 30' Kroos disposses Kehl and has some space... DANGEROUS SHOT from outside the box, but it flashes past Wiedenfeller's far post. Looked like the Dortmund keeper had that one covered if it had been on target.
    • 25' A hazy run from Kagawa... still Kagawa... and still Kagawa as he jinks his way past two men and into the area, but it's the impressive Luis Gustavo who protects his defence as he blocks the Japanese dynamo's shot.
    • 5' Kevin Grosskreutz and Shinji Kagawa exchange passes well... Kagawa breaks on the right, his cross finds GROSSKREUTZ THREE YARDS OUT.... AMAZING SAVE BY NEUER... Lewandowski blasts the follow-up into Neuer's hands. Another big chance.
    • 2' BIG CHANCE FOR DORTMUND GOES BEGGING! Jerome Boateng tries to play the offside trap but blunders badly. Robert Lewandowski goes clear and clips the ball over the head of Manuel Neuer. Just a foot or two wide. A big let-off for Bayern early on.

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    Manager: Jürgen Klopp

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    Manager: Jupp Heynckes

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