Three days after their ignominious cup exit, the record champions triumphed 4–0 (2–0). Despite all the assurances, BVB once again failed to present itself as an equal – and, seven points behind league leader Bayer Leverkusen, temporarily lost touch with the top.

“I think it was our best game this season,” said the three-goal scorer. Kane on ESPN. “From game to game the situation is getting better and better. It’s good that we didn’t have a lot of time to think and we had to focus on this game right away.” captain Manuel Neuer said on Sky: “We showed ourselves on the right side.”

Naturally, there was a different atmosphere at BVB. “I had the feeling that Bayern were just more aggressive in the fights,” said Borussia goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. “They were more dangerous. Why? Hard to say”. Dortmund should have been “more resistant to this”, he added. “Obviously the best team won.”

Kane with a record after ten Bundesliga games

Kane scored three goals (9th minute/72nd/90th+3) for Bayern, who were scolded after a 1-2 defeat by third division club 1. Saarbrücken and Dayot Upamecano (4th ) took the lead – it was Bayern’s tenth victory in their last eleven competitive matches with Westphalia. Kane became the first Bundesliga player to score 15 goals in his first ten matches. BVB’s last win over FCB was almost exactly five years ago.

Just like seven months ago, when Munich beat Dortmund with a score of 4:2 after a bye. Julian Nagelsmann showed a strong reaction, it was once again an extremely important victory. Tuchel’s side remain behind Leverkusen in second place, two points behind.

Upamecano scores 1:0 in the 183rd second

As often happens, when Bayern came under pressure, they showed their class. All the explosiveness of this match, all the pressure that was on the guests, seemed to have gone away at the beginning of the game. Just 183 seconds later, Bayern center back Upamecano headed in a header. Leroy Sane Easily took the corner into the goal. National defender Nico Schlotterbeck and strong goalkeeper Kobel later in the game, who remained on the line, refused to defend.

Upamecano only returned to training in Munich this week. Just six minutes later, Bayern’s new goalkeeper Kane also felt a special sense of achievement in this special encounter. A man with a budget of 100 million euros promoted Sane to prepare for his first goal. In a running match, Sane (27) ran away from Mats Hummels, who was seven years his senior, in front of Nagelsmann, who has now been appointed national coach.

Is the debate about personnel problems at Bayern over?

Criticism suddenly seemed forgotten Tuchel, who was on leave as coach of cup winners Dortmund in 2017 after apparently failing to take Bayern any further than Nagelsmann. It seemed that talk about Bayern’s personnel problems, which started the season with a very small squad, was also forgotten. Upamecano and Leon Goretzka (with a splint on his arm) regained their form in time and were able to replace the suspended Joshua Kimmich and Matthijs de Ligt, who suffered a knee injury.

Given Bayern Dortmund’s fine bench, including Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller and Mathis Tell, discussions over the last few days and weeks have felt like a mock debate anyway. Dortmund fought their way back into the game after a 2-0 defeat, but the clear quality difference in Bayern’s favor was unmistakable. It was only in stoppage time in the first half that BVB had their first chance to score through Donyell Malen.

BVB remains pale even after a break

Anyone hoping for a Westphalia reaction after the break was bitterly disappointed. Even though former Bayern professional Niklas Süle came on as a substitute, Bayern’s defense opened up big opportunities for Bayern. At least coach Edin Terzic’s team tried their best until the end. In the match with Bayern this was not enough again.

In the 72nd minute, England striker Kane finally decided the match, scoring his 14th goal of the season and sparking wild celebrations from the entire Munich team on the pitch, highlighting the enormous pressure Bayern were under. The star striker’s next goal made the evening even more bittersweet for BVB.
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