Dortmund
    Borussia Dortmund
    Final
    01
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:1)
    1. goal
      43'Joshua Kimmich
    1. goal
      43'Joshua Kimmich
    1. yellow card
      13'Mats Hummels
    2. yellow card
      67'Mahmoud Dahoud
    Dortmund
    Borussia Dortmund
    Final
    01
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:1)
    1. yellow card
      66'Thomas Müller
    2. yellow card
      74'Alphonso Davies
    1. yellow card
      13'Mats Hummels
    2. yellow card
      66'Thomas Müller
    3. yellow card
      67'Mahmoud Dahoud
    4. yellow card
      74'Alphonso Davies
    1. substitution
      46'Emre Can for Julian Brandt
    2. substitution
      46'Jadon Sancho for Thomas Delaney
    3. substitution
      73'Giovanni Reyna for Erling Haaland
    4. substitution
      80'Mario Götze for Lukasz Piszczek
    5. substitution
      85'Axel Witsel for Mahmoud Dahoud
    Dortmund
    Borussia Dortmund
    Final
    01
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:1)
    1. substitution
      73'Perišić for Kingsley Coman
    2. substitution
      85'Hernández for Boateng
    3. substitution
      88'Martínez for Serge Gnabry
    1. substitution
      46'Emre Can for Julian Brandt
    2. substitution
      46'Jadon Sancho for Thomas Delaney
    3. substitution
      73'Giovanni Reyna for Erling Haaland
    4. substitution
      73'Perišić for Kingsley Coman
    5. substitution
      80'Mario Götze for Lukasz Piszczek
    6. substitution
      85'Axel Witsel for Mahmoud Dahoud
    7. substitution
      85'Hernández for Boateng
    8. substitution
      88'Martínez for Serge Gnabry
    Dortmund
    Borussia Dortmund
    Final
    01
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    (0:1)
    Stadium/AttendanceSignal Iduna Park, Dortmund
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    Joshua the hero as Reds prevail in Klassiker

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    FC Bayern beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 on Tuesday evening, taking a big step towards the championship title. Joshua Kimmich's world-class chip before half-time made the difference in a hard-fought match, handing Bayern three points and extending their cushion in the table to seven.

    The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Banjamin Pavard, Jérôme Boateng, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Kimmich and Leon Goretzka featured in a twin holding role behind Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry, with hitman Robert Lewandowski up front. Ivan Perišić, Lucas Hernández and Javi Martínez took over from Coman, Boateng and Gnabry in the second half.

    Sumptuous opener

    The contest was evenly balanced in an intense, high-octane first half, the hosts getting off to the better start, Erling Haaland beating Neuer but seeing his effort scrambled off the line by Boateng. Julian Brandt drew a comfortable save from Neuer before Thorgan Hazard had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

    Bayern enjoyed a spell in command now, Gnabry beating netminder Roman Bürki only for Lukasz Piszczek to clear the ball off the line. Coman drew a save from Bürki before the pendulum swung the other way again, Haaland seeing a shot deflected wide before the striker ran clear on goal but was dispossessed by Davies. Bürki denied Goretzka, but Bayern took the lead when Kimmich got hold of the ball 20 yards out, his audacious chip finding the net via Bürki's fingertips.

    Goalless second half

    Proceedings were similar after the restart. A Coman cross evaded Lewandowski before Dahoud warmed Neuer's gloves at the other end. Goretzka saw an effort saved before Boateng deflected a Haaland shot wide.

    Guerreiro fired a free-kick straight at Neuer, Hazard turning an Emre Can cross wide. Neuer made a fine save against Dahoud, Lewandowski hitting the post, but further goals refused to come, and match official Tobias Stieler blew for full-time.

    The result takes Bayern onto 64 points from 28 matches, seven clear of Dortmund with six matches to go. The Bavarians will be back in action on Saturday, when they entertain Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Bundesliga.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    Borussia Dortmund - FC Bayern 0-1 (HT: 0-1)

    Borussia Dortmund

    Bürki - Piszczek (Götze 80), Hummels, Akanji - Hakimi, Delaney (Can 46), Dahoud (Witsel 85), Guerreiro - Hazard, Haaland (Reyna 72), Brandt (Sancho 46)

    Subs

    Hitz - Balerdi, Morey, Schmelzer

    FC Bayern

    Neuer – Pavard, Boateng (Hernández 85), Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Coman (Perišić 73), Müller, Gnabry (Martínez 87) – Lewandowski

    Subs

    Ulreich – Odriozola, Cuisance, Mai, Batista-Meier, Zirkzee

    Referee

    Tobias Stieler (Hamburg)

    Goals

    0-1 Kimmich (43)

    Yellow Cards

    Hummels, Dahoud / Müller, Davies

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