Bayern crushes Dortmund 4-1 with Lewandowski double

Ken Copeland
April 9, 2017

ATTACKING trio Franck Ribery, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben were all on the scoresheet as Bayern Munich put four past Dortmund.

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There is a question mark whether goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (foot) and forward Thomas Mueller (ankle), will be fit to face Dortmund, but Ancelotti says both will play Real. Find out by following our live matchcast.

But with Real Madrid awaiting in the Champions League quarter-final next week, Bayern know too well a slip-up against Dortmund could seriously dent their self-confidence.

Four minutes into the second-half, Robben got his name on the score-sheet, as the Dutch winger cut in from the right and faked his first effort before finally drilling his the ball beyond the reach of Roman Burki, 3-1.

The Bavarians got off to an explosive start and were 2-0 up after only 10 minutes with 34-year-old Ribery completing a dazzling move that wrongfooted the entire Dortmund defence twice in the fourth minute.

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Bayern are on 68 points, 10 ahead of RB Leipzig, 1-0 winners against Bayer Leverkusen, with six matches left in the campaign. Boateng was again sloppy, his clearance falling as far as Guerreiro on the edge of the area and he crashed a left-footed half-volley past Ulreich and high into the top corner.

Leipzig captain Willi Orban was sent off with two minutes remaining but there was still time for Emil Forsberg to set up Poulsen's victor. Bayern Munich will try to rebound from Tuesday's loss to Hoffenheim, while Dortmund is coming off a resounding win over Hamburg.

We believe there will be goals in both nets in this match. "We're now in a top position for the last games", Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl said. They're one point behind third place Hoffenheim, but a comfortable nine points ahead of fifth place Freiburg.

Cologne dropped to sixth after slumping to a 3-2 home loss against Borussia Moenchengladbach thanks to Lars Stindl's 80th-minute victor.

This story has been corrected to show that Yussuf Poulsen scored Leipzig's victor, not Emil Forsberg.

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