Leader Goretzka caps Bayern comeback

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After long and hard work, Leon Goretzka did it in the 88th minute! The midfield engine redeemed FC Bayern in Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund with the goal to make it 3-2. "Games against Dortmund are very special for me because of my past," the 26-year-old Bochum native revealed afterwards. "Scoring the decisive goal in the final stage of the game as such, would have only been better if the stadium had been full."

The goal to make it 3-2 saw Goretzka complete the full comeback for Bayern

Goretzka marches on

The German international's all-important goal was the crowning moment of an outstanding performance in Bayern's 4-2 win over the Ruhr valley outfit. The previous week, in the 5-1 win against 1. FC Köln, Goretzka had already demonstrated his importance to FCB's game with three assists. Against Dortmund, too, he marched ahead and underlined his leadership qualities. After Joshua Kimmich, Goretzka covered the most distance for FCB and fought the most duels on the pitch (31).

Midfielder pushes through the pain barrier

Particularly after going two goals down, Bayern's number 18 repeatedly pushed himself to the limits, and even had to be treated at one point. Goretzka was partly responsible for Bayern gradually getting more and more into the game and ultimately taking control.

Shortly before the final whistle, the midfielder ensured that the Munich team turned the game completely around with a spectacular and acrobatic goal. "It was a great, energetic performance. We're overjoyed," said a thoroughly pleased Goretzka.

Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick in the 4-2 win: