- Borussia Dortmund wins the Bundesliga top match 3: 2 (0: 1) against Bayern and is now in the table seven points ahead of the Munich.
- Even Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recognizes: "They are leaders, we must accept and respect them."
- Joshua Kimmich warns that the team should not lose the connection.
The real life may now play on Instagram, but in the hallways of the Dortmund arena, the good, old videotext served his service dazzlingly. Joshua Kimmich had sensibly placed himself directly under the TV, when he was asked about the current situation of his Bayern, he only needed to briefly up to lens.
Dortmund is first, saw the defender, Munich third, even behind Gladbach. BVB has collected 27 points after eleven matchdays, seven more than Bayern, plus the much better goal difference. Kimmich said, "If someone does not understand it today, then he does not understand it anymore."
After six years of Bayern hegemony, the Bundesliga has experienced a kind of changing of the guard on Saturday night, not the absolute kind, but at least for the moment, maybe for this season. The impression that BVB could be the team to beat was first hinted at over weeks, then solidified. That from the first to the last minute furious 3: 2 (0: 1) against Bayern in the top game was something like the last missing piece of the argument.
Dortmund play "great football," says Rummenigge
It was the highest-grossing game of the season so far – one of the kind where sadness comes at the end because it's over. The Bavarians had dominated the first half, Dortmund the second. Munich were twice in the lead, each with goals from Robert Lewandowski (26, 52.), showed in good part weeks after weeks again good football: dominant possession, greedy forward, bilious on the defensive. "They dominated the game," said BVB coach Lucien Favre. He had not seen Bayern so well this season – and was really glad that it was only 0: 1 at the break.
But Dortmund came back, as so often this season. Favre reversed in the cabin, not dramatically but effectively. Dortmund grabbed the game with the same degree of self-assurance as two weeks before Atlético Madrid had four goals. This time, Marco Reus brought his team back with two goals (49th, 67th), the winner was then reserved Paco Alcácer (73rd), with a cheeky lob over Manuel Neuer, the world goalkeeper. In the end, BVB simply had more power, more ideas, more wit. And even enough chances to make the result much clearer.
The Bavarians recognized this in surprising clarity. If in the past few weeks they had sometimes constructed their own realities (keyword: constitution), then CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge gave the decent loser. Dortmund is currently playing "great football," said Rummenigge: "They are leaders, we must accept and respect." This time, no Uli Hoeness came around the corner, who would have said the opposite three minutes later. Munich admitted the defeat.