Bayern Munich win Bavarian derby with Robert Lewandowski brace but still need to overturn six-point deficit
- A first-half brace from Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich to a 3-0 win
- They triumphed over Bavarian rivals Nurnberg but still sit adrift in the league
- Borussia Dortmund continued their winning run courtesy of Jadon Sancho
- The England star scored a late winner in a 2-1 victory over rivals Schalke
Robert Lewandowski’s first-half brace inspired Bayern Munich to a 3-0 Bavarian derby win over Nurnberg, but they remain nine points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
The Poland striker opened the scoring in the ninth minute when he met a corner from Joshua Kimmich and he doubled his account after Leon Goretzka’s strike had come back off the post.
Another fortunate rebound led to Bayern’s third goal, when Franck Ribery netted the loose ball after a Serge Gnabry shot had been saved.
Robert Lewandowski struck a brace as Bayern Munich defeated Bavarian rivals Nurnberg
Despite their win, Bayern remain well adrift of pacesetters Dormund, who claimed a 2-1 victory over Schalke in a highly-contested Ruhr derby thanks to a clever winner from England international Jadon Sancho.
Sancho’s 74th-minute goal proved the decisive moment as the 18-year-old cut in from the left and shot past goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann.
Dortmund had drawn first blood through Thomas Delaney before an intervention by the video assistant referee saw Schalke awarded a penalty, with Daniel Caligiuri equalising from the spot with just over half-an-hour to go.
The points were shared at the Volkswagen Arena as Hoffenheim battled back to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg.
The German giants are back in form but still trail in the Bundesliga to their rivals in yellow
Hoffenheim took a fourth-minute lead through Ishak Belfodil before two goals in three minutes for Wolfsburg – Daniel Ginczek netting following an own goal by Ermin Bicakcic – put the hosts in front.
The visitors salvaged a point, though, thanks to Andrej Kramaric’s seventh goal of the season 19 minutes from time.
Freiburg earned their first win in five after beating Leipzig 3-0 at the Schwarzwald Stadion.
Nils Petersen opened the scoring after 12 minutes before a Luca Waldschmidt penalty made it 2-0 going into half-time.
Early in the second half, Mike Frantz scored Freiburg’s third to wrap up victory for the home side.
But England starlet Jadon Sancho scored a late winner for Borussia Dortmund at Schalke
Super-sub Lucas Alario’s goal secured all three points for Bayer Leverkusen as they extended their unbeaten run to three games with a 1-0 win over Augsburg at the BayArena.
Alario came on in the 73rd minute and scored just two minutes later to record his first goal of the season.
Hertha Berlin held off Eintracht Frankfurt to win 1-0 at the Olympiastadion with a first club goal for on-loan Marko Grujic.