Bayern Munich has averted a crisis on Saturday by winning a big win in the top match against Borussia Dortmund. The reigning Dutch champion triumphed in the Allianz Arena with 4-0.
Robert Lewandowski opened the score after more than fifteen minutes. Shortly after the break, Serge Gnabry doubled the margin and in the final phase Lewandowski and Mats Hummels (own goal) further increased the score.
With the win, Bayern recovered from last week's painful defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt (5-1). A day later trainer Niko Kovac was fired, leaving Hans-Dieter Flick honors against Dortmund.
Earlier in the day, RB Leipzig succeeded in maintaining the connection with frontrunner Borussia Mönchengladbach. The team of coach Julian Nagelsmann won in Berlin with 2-4 against Hertha BSC.
Maximilian Mittelstadt Hertha took the lead, but at halftime the visitors led 1-2 with hits from Timo Werner (penalty) and Marcel Sabitzer. Kevin Kampl and Werner secured the win in the final phase, after which Davie Selke determined the final score in injury time on behalf of the home team.
With the win, Leipzig climbs to second place. 'Die Roten Bullen' are one point behind Gladbach, which will receive Werder Bremen on Sunday. At Hertha, which is in the middle bracket, Javairô Dilrosun and Karim Rekik played the entire game.
Schalke spills points in spectacle piece
In Gelsenkirchen, Schalke 04 played a 3-3 draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf. 'Die Königsblauen' took the lead three times, but could not prevent a loss of points.
Daniel Caligiuri, Ozan Kabak and Suat Serdar were accurate on behalf of Schalke, but Rouwen Hennings re-established the balance for Düsseldorf and made a hat trick. Due to the draw, Schalke is now three points behind Gladbach.
Jean-Paul Boëtius and Jeremiah St. Juste went down with their own audience against FSV Mainz 05 against FC Union Berlin: 2-3. Boëtius was replaced after an hour and St. Juste filled the ninety minutes. Sheraldo Becker stayed on the bench at Union Berlin. Mainz drops to sixteenth place due to the defeat.
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw came with FC Augsburg to win at last-closing player SC Paderborn: 0-1. Philipp Max crowned the matchwinner with the visitors, where Gouweleeuw fell in injury time. Klaus Gjasula missed a penalty for Paderborn in the opening phase.
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