Borussia Dortmund were convincingly beaten by Bayern Munich once again, with Harry Kane scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 win for the Bavarians.
It was another sobering Der Klassiker for Borussia Dortmund as they fell to a 4-0 defeat to Bayern Munich. Dayot Upamecano and Harry Kane scored early on to give the reigning Bundesliga champions a two-goal lead, before the England captain added two more goals in the second-half to complete his hat-trick and BVB’s humiliation.
The Black and Yellows were once again outplayed and overrun by their title rivals. Bayern Munich were a class apart and flexed their muscle to claim a statement win.
Edin Terzic did not spring any major surprises with his starting XI, with Niclas Füllkrug and former Bayern duo Mats Hummels and Marcel Sabitzer coming into the team. Marco Reus made his 400th appearance for Borussia Dortmund, but it quickly turned into a nightmare evening for the former captain and the club.
Bayern made a dream start to the game and took the lead after just three minutes with Dayot Upamecano taking advantage of some careless defending to turn home Leroy Sané’s corner.
A blistering counter-attack led by Leon Goretzka helped Bayern double their lead soon after, with Harry Kane providing the finishing touch.
The early goals helped Bayern take control of the game. And they dominated proceedings for the majority of the first-half, overrunning the Borussia Dortmund midfield at will. Donyell Malen did have an opportunity to halve the deficit late in the first-half, but fired his shot over the bar.
The second-half was more of an end-to-end affair, with Borussia Dortmund enjoying the majority of the ball and Bayern looking dangerous on the counter-attack.
Gregor Kobel made a couple of crucial saves to prevent Jamal Musiala from scoring, while Marco Reus forced Manuel Neuer into action. That proved to be Borussia Dortmund’s only shot on target, and Harry Kane put the game beyond any doubt in the 72nd minute. He then completed his hat-trick and sealed the 4-0 rout late on by once again easing past the sorry BVB defence.
In the end, it was yet another one-sided Der Klassiker and a reminder that Borussia Dortmund are not ready to compete for the Bundesliga title this season despite all the progress they have made in recent weeks. But Edin Terzic’s side must pick themselves back up quickly, with a crucial home game against Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League next up for them.