Dortmund twice come from behind to beat Bayern

Annette Crawford
November 11, 2018

Paco Alcacer came off the bench to score the victor for the home side and keep Dortmund four points clear of Borussia Monchengladbach at the top of the table, and open up a seven-point gap over third-placed Bayern.

Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw by Freiburg last weekend, and as a result, sit third in the division, four points off leaders Dortmund ahead of the clash.

Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund celebrates with teammate Axel Witsel after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on November 10, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany.

However, Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 26th minute with a simple finish at close range following a square pass by Serge Gnabry.

The result means that Borussia Dortmund are now seven points clear of third placed Bayern heading into the global break.

Dortmund regrouped at the interval and were awarded a penalty just three minutes into the second half. As the hour passed, Lewandowski thought he had grabbed a hat-trick with an angled drive into the top-left corner, but the offside flag was up. Alcácer, though, failed to convert due to Jérôme Boateng's superb saving tackle and Jacob Bruun Larsen sent the rebound over.

But Reus made no mistake in the 67th minute when he superbly guided home Lukasz Piszczek's cross first time to make it 2-2. The Belgian picked out Alcácer, who outpaced the Bayern defence to slot past Neuer.

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