Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Robben scores stunner, Pulisic shows off

  • Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Robben scores stunner, Pulisic shows off

Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Robben scores stunner, Pulisic shows off

Bayern Munich could not have wished for a better time to travel to Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund with the champions firing on all cylinders and their opponents mired in poor form ahead of Saturday's meeting.

Bayern's victory was their seventh straight in all competitions since Heynckes took over last month following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, while Dortmund are in complete free fall, suffering their third loss in their last four league games.

Bayern are leading the chart.

"It was a match with a clear focus on attack", the former Borussia Dortmund striker said. "Four weeks ago we could never have imagined that we would now be six points ahead of Dortmund and four of Leipzig".

The Dortmund boss has acknowledge his side's subpar form, admitting they "need to do a few things differently" to improve but also stressed that "if we win this, we are back at the top of the table".

"This is something we worked on hard. We really wanted to win this".

The visitors are without a whole host of first-team players with the latest absentee being Joshua Kimmich, who misses his first game this season due to an upset stomach.

They constantly worked their way into the box and Dortmund's Bartra was no match for speedy winger Kingsley Coman, who left the Spaniard in his wake.

Lewandowski uncharacteristically wasted another opportunity when played through by Robben, but he appeared to make amends by getting the smallest of touches to Alaba's cross 67 minutes in to seal the win, though the officials later adjudged that the ball went right the way through with no contact.

"(Bayern goalkeeper) Sven Ulreich kept us in the game and I must compliment my team - that was a great performance".

Peter Bosz's side have scored a league-high 27 goals so far with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring 10 of those, while summer signing Maximilian Philipp has impressed with five goals since his move from SC Freiburg.

Werner set up Yussuf Poulsen's equaliser and then netted an 85th-minute victor after the Brazilian Jonathas had given Hanover the lead at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena.

Hamburg moved out of the bottom three with a 3-1 win at home to Stuttgart, who had midfielder Dzenis Burnic sent off after just 13 minutes for two yellow cards.