Lewandowski double gives Bayern 3-2 win at Dortmund and four-point lead

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Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - December 4, 2021 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their 3rd extremity REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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  • Lewandowski takes play tally to 16 goals
  • Bayern spell 4 points wide astatine top
  • Dortmund's Brandt and Haaland connected target

DORTMUND, Germany, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice, including a second-half penalty, to usher the German champions to a important 3-2 triumph astatine rubric rivals Borussia Dortmund connected Saturday and a four-point pb astatine the apical of the Bundesliga.

The Pole opened his relationship successful the ninth infinitesimal to level aft Dortmund had taken an aboriginal pb done Julian Brandt, and past converted a 77th-minute spot footwear to seal triumph with his 16th extremity of the campaign.

Kingsley Coman had enactment Bayern successful beforehand a infinitesimal earlier the interruption earlier Erling Haaland equalised for the hosts with a superbly curled effort successful the 48th.

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In an action-packed brushwood Dortmund manager Marco Rose was sent disconnected with a 2nd booking for dissent pursuing the punishment decision.

Bayern, chasing a record-extending 10th league crown, determination up to 34 points with this sixth consecutive league triumph implicit their rivals, leaving Dortmund successful 2nd spot connected 30. Bayer Leverkusen are successful 3rd spot connected 27.

The crippled instantly lived up to its billing with Haaland charging done aft 2 minutes and keeper Manuel Neuer clearing the shot conscionable successful time.

Brandt did it amended a small later, peeling disconnected his marker and thundering successful for the lead.

Bayern drew level 4 minutes aboriginal erstwhile defender Mats Hummels clumsily tried to wide a precocious shot earlier Thomas Mueller got it but the shot fell for Lewandowski.

In a hugely entertaining, end-to-end archetypal fractional successful beforehand of a constricted 15,000 crowd, some teams had their stock of opportunities, with Haaland firing conscionable wide connected the half-hour people and Coman doubly coming adjacent for the visitors.

The winger did get connected the people expanse a infinitesimal earlier the interruption erstwhile aft different sloppy Dortmund clearance the Frenchman fired successful to bushed keeper Gregor Kobel.

Three minutes aft the restart it was Dortmund's crook to travel back, with Jude Bellingham laying the shot disconnected for Haaland connected the near and the Norwegian bagging his 51st extremity successful his 51st Bundesliga lucifer with a delightful curled changeable into the apical corner.

But a arguable handball determination pursuing a lengthy VAR reappraisal allowed Lewandowski to people his 2nd goal, contempt Kobel getting his hands to it.

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Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Alex Richardson and Clare Fallon

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