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Bayern 3 Borussia Dortmund 1

Late Klose double seals three vital points

Miroslav Klose struck twice in the last three minutes to settle an exciting and action-packed contest on Sunday, as Bayern defeated a stubborn Dortmund side to move within a point of Bundesliga leaders Hoffenheim.

The 69,000 full house at the Allianz Arena for Bayern’s first home fixture of the year saw the visitors take a shock lead through Nelsen Valdez with barely a minute played, but Ze Roberto levelled midway through the first half as the home side thrillingly laid siege to the Dortmund goal.

Borussia keeper Roman Weidenfeller made half a dozen outstanding saves to keep his side in the match before the break, but the visitors put up far sterner resistance in the second half and the game could have gone either way for a spell.

But just as Munich appeared resigned to a draw, Klose seized the match by the scruff of the neck and claimed the points with a dramatic but not undeserved late brace to send the crowd home in raptures.