Bayern Munich is still perfect in the Bundesliga after beating rivals Borussia Dortmund 5-1 in Der Klassiker on Sunday.
The German powerhouse tops the league with 24 points after eight straight wins to start the season. They took on second place Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Sunday and put in a performance that made a real statement that they are head and shoulders above the competition.
Bayern now sits seven points ahead of Dortmund after the impressive win and has outscored their opponents 28-4 in the process.
Thomas Muller gave the home side the lead in the 26th minute after a great cross by X and a perfectly timed run by Muller. He beat Roman Burki to the ball and knocked it into the back of the net. Muller then added his second of the game nine minutes later when he scored from the penalty spot after Tiago was brought down inside the penalty area.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for Dortmund in the 36 minute. Robert Lewandowski, who has been on fire lately, made it 3-1 early in the second half. He then added a second to make it 4-1 in the 58th minute after getting on the end of a good cross by Mario Gotze. Lewandowski now has 12 goals in the last four games.
Gotze scored the final goal of the game in the 66th minute. Dortmund had a couple of good chances to at least made the score look a little better, but Manuel Neuer in the Munich net made a some very nice saves.
Manager Pep Guardiola was happy with another big win as he spoke to bundesliga.com after the game.
“I’d like to congratulate the lads,” Guardiola said. “We struggled early on and didn’t create many chances before the opener. We won 5-1 but made a lot of mistakes which we need to correct. We’re happy because we beat one of the best teams in Europe. No one has won the German title today. We have to keep our feet on the ground.”