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Bundesliga: Dortmund blows another Klassiker lead v Bayern; Leipzig wins

Bayern Munich - Borussia Dortmund

MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 06: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on March 06, 2021 in Munich, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

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Bayern Munich took another step toward its ninth-straight Bundesliga title while pushing their Der Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund closer to missing the Champions League for the first time in six years.

Bayern overcame a 2-0 early deficit to double up Dortmund, keeping its two-point lead over victorious RB Leipzig and growing its advantage on third-place Wolfsburg to 10 points.

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Wolfsburg’s 10 men lost at Hoffenheim, ending a nine-match league unbeaten run.

BVB could also make the Champions League by winning this year’s edition, but not with the defensive lapses they showed Saturday and all year.

Bayern plays Leipzig away on April 3 and Wolfsburg away two weeks later.

Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund

Months after wasting a Marco Reus opener at home in a 3-2 Der Klassiker loss to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund threw away an early Erling Haaland brace at the Allianz Arena.

Haaland took a loose ball off the ground and moved into space to rip a left-footed shot that turned off Jerome Boateng to beat Manuel Neuer in the second minute.

The Norwegian got his second from just inside the six after Thorgan Hazard cut back for him in the 10th minute.

Lewandowski pulled one back for Bayern from close range, cued up by Leroy Sane.

And Kingsley Coman’s threat on the left sent Bayern to the spot when VAR repositioned a Mahmoud Dahoud foul inside the 18, not outside. Lewandowski converted for 2-2.

Goretzka snapped a ball home after a controversial non-call for a Leroy Sane incident with Emre Can to complete Bayern’s comeback. Lewandowski added his second a minute later to make it 4-2 in the 90th minute.

Dortmund is now four points back of the top four.

Freiburg 0-3 RB Leipzig

Leipzig didn’t need a comeback this week, although the same names starred in a three-goal performance.

Christopher Nkunku had a goal and an assist for the second-straight game as Leipzig mirrored its 3-0 home win over Freiburg earlier this season.

Nkunku has four goals and three assists in his last six Bundesliga matches, and Leipzig is riding him to a six-match winning streak.

More encouraging for Julian Nagelsmann is that Alexander Sorloth’s awful dry spell to start the league season -- one goal in his first 21 matches -- is over with a goal and an assist for the second-straight match.

Emil Forsberg scored Leipzig’s other goal and USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams was solid over 84 minutes.


Schalke 0-0 Mainz -- Friday
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Augsburg
Hoffenheim 2-1 Wolfsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Stuttgart
Borussia Monchengladbach 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Koln v Werder Bremen -- 9:30 am ET Sunday
Arminia Bielefeld v Union Berlin -- Noon ET Sunday

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