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Bundesliga wrap: Bayern claims Der Klassiker; RBL goes second

Germany Bundesliga Soccer

From left, Bayern’s James, David Alaba and Thiago celebrate their side’s 3rd goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


The Bavarians’ return to ascendancy under Jupp Heynckes is complete after Bayern Munich went into the Westfalenstadion and captured a 3-1 Der Klassiker win on Saturday.

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Dortmund had more shot attempts than its visitors, but shot attempts don’t accumulate points on the table, and BVB finds itself third in the Bundesliga. (video)

Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich

Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski scored first half goals to put Peter Bosz under plenty of pressure in front of that great Yellow Wall.

David Alaba made it 3-0 67th minute, and the idea of a title race in Germany is already feeling a bit like a dream.

There’s silver lining for American fans, as Christian Pulisic nutmegged Robben en route to Bayern’s lone goal, an 88th minute wonder from ex-Barcelona center back Marc Bartra.

Also... thanks to Paul Carr of ESPN for these nuggets:

RB Leipzig 2-1 Hannover 96

Test passed for RBL, who moved four points clear of Hannover and into second place with a comeback win. Jonathas put the visitors ahead, but Yannick Poulsen and Timo Werner scored in 15 second half minutes for all three points.

Freiburg 0-1 Schalke

Daniel Caligiuri scored a Bundesliga goal for the seventh-straight season, and it’s a big one. Schalke has moved level with BVB on 20 points, and five back of leaders Bayern.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Werder Bremen -- Friday
Hamburg 3-1 Stuttgart
Augsburg 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Mainz
Koln vs. Hoffenheim -- 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Wolfsburg vs. Hertha Berlin -- Noon ET Sunday


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RB Leipzig11713181354-1-03-0-322
Borussia Dortmund116232814143-0-23-2-120
FC Schalke 0411623141043-2-13-0-220
Hannover 9611533151143-1-12-2-218
Eintracht Frankfurt11533131122-1-23-2-118
Bayer Leverkusen11443231673-2-01-2-316
FC Augsburg11443161152-2-22-2-116
1899 Hoffenheim10442171433-2-11-2-116
Hertha BSC Berlin103431112-13-2-10-2-213
VfB Stuttgart114161014-44-1-00-0-613
FSV Mainz 05113351217-53-1-20-2-312
VfL Wolfsburg101721013-30-4-11-3-110
Hamburger SV113171018-82-1-31-0-410
SC Freiburg11155621-151-4-10-1-48
Werder Bremen11056414-100-1-40-4-25
1. FC Köln10028419-150-1-30-1-52

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