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Kimmich chip earns Bayern victory in Dortmund

By Rune Gjerulff

Joshua Kimmich was on target as Bayern München beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 in Tuesday's 'Der Klassiker' at Signal Iduna Park.

Joshua Kimmich.
Joshua Kimmich.

Bayern München took a huge step towards winning their eighth successive Bundesliga title as they defeated top-of-the-table rivals Borussia Dortmund 1-0 at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.


Dortmund started out well and had a shot saved on the line after just one minute. The ball was played in behind the Bayern defence, so Neuer came out of his goal to clear it. The ball then dropped to Erling Haaland, who took a shot at goal, but Jerome Boateng was on the line to save his effort.

Midway through the first half, it was Łukasz Piszczek's turn to save the ball on the line at the other end after Serge Gnabry took a shot at goal.

The winning goal was scored shortly before the break, when Joshua Kimmich cheekily chipped the ball over Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Bürki from the edge of the penalty area. It was a great finish from Kimmich, but Bürki will feel he should have done better.

Erling Haaland came close to an equaliser just short of the hour mark, but Jerome Boateng blocked the BVB striker's shot. The replay showed that Boateng used his arm to deflect the ball wide, but no VAR review was called for.

With 82 minutes played, Robert Lewandowski could have killed off the game for Bayern, but his shot hit the post.

Dortmund did what they could to find the equaliser towards the end of the game, but Bayern stood firm and kept a clean sheet.

The win means that Bayern are now seven points clear of Dortmund at the top of the table with six games left to play this season.


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