Robert Lewandowski Powers Bayern Munich to Dominant Win vs. Borussia Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski Powers Bayern Munich to Dominant Win vs. Borussia Dortmund

Lewandowski recently spoke of the difficulty of leading the line in three competitions, with Bayern lacking a recognised back-up striker to Poland's record goalscorer.

The Bayern coach spoke out amid claims that the prolific Poland global sat out the 2-1 Champions League victory in Glasgow on Tuesday night because of a minor muscle injury.

Marc Bartra was able to pull one back late on in the first Klassiker of the Bundesliga campaign, but it was not enough to stop Bayern moving four points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig at the top of the table.

Bayern Munich have overcome a slow start to their season to reclaim the top spot in Germany, thanks to a lull in form from Borussia Dortmund that saw them slip out of the prime position in the Bundesliga. "Four weeks ago we could never have imagined that we would now be six points ahead of Dortmund and four of Leipzig".

The hosts should have scored but were again let down by their bad finishing as Andriy Yarmolenko failed to convert when one-on-one with Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich and Shinji Kagawa scraped the post with a shot a little later.

Six wins from their first seven matches were then followed by a sudden slump in form and two losses and a draw in their last three games.

Dortmund were made to pay for their missed chances when Lewandowski flicked Joshua Kimmich's cross home, a deflection off Julian Weigl looping the ball over Burki.

Bayern, meanwhile, have been rolling ever since the arrival of interim manager Jupp Heynckes, who has re-taken the reins at the club he's best known for managing and winning championships with.

Christian Pulisic skilfully wriggled out of the corner, and the ball was eventually worked to Bartra, who curled home a sweet finish from inside the box.

Forward Timo Werner set up a goal and scored a late victor himself as Leipzig battled from a goal down against Hanover.

Dortmund were more than happy to sit off their opponents in the opening 45 minutes and cede possession, which initially looked to work well enough as they were given the chance to counter-attack.

"There are going to be tough times, and right now is a tough time - but I believe in our team and I think we can bounce right back".