Comeback kings Bayern sweeten the start of the week
One look at the Bundesliga table will put Bayern fans in a good mood to start their Monday. The Munich club are still top of the pile after Matchday 24 thanks to three points in Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund, which lived up to the hype with six goals and drama until the end. "It was an interesting game for the fans and for us," said Robert Lewandowski after the 4-2 victory.
Incredibly storyline in thrilling Klassiker
Bayern once again showed they won't be thrown off track -- not even after going 2-0 down inside 10 minutes. "We shook ourselves off after 2-0 and had a bit more physical contact," praised Hansi Flick. The champions were level even before the break and then went onto dominate the opposition in the second half, but had to wait until shortly before the final whistle for Leon Goretzka and Lewandowski to fire them to victory. "We really wanted the three points because we wanted to stay in first place," said the hat-trick hero and world player of the year with confidence.
FCB thrill fans and club officials
"The quality is there. Our identity, that aggression, having that spirit to always believe we can turn games around," said Thomas Müller after the game where he'd made his return to the starting XI. Bayern have earned 22 points from losing positions this season. It's the most in the league and has impressed all who follow the team. "You have to highlight the mentality, the morale and the desire of the team. It was a sensational comeback," Flick enthused after the game before giving his troops two well-deserved days off.
Tight title race
It means preparations for the next game against Werder Bremen (Saturday, 13 March) will begin on Tuesday. As was the case before the Klassiker, the defending champions once again have a full week of training available to them. "We now have to use the sessions well so we can play at the highest level," explained Lewandowski, who made clear the fact that FCB do not want to let up in any way. A look at the table shows that RB Leipzig are breathing down their necks at only two points behind, but Bayern have often proven this season that they can handle rivals' attacks and are ready to fight. That's been a great source of enjoyment for fans.
Leroy Sane put in an excellent performance against Dortmund: