Today was supposed to host two clásicos but after the Superclásico was rained off, we were left with just one: Der Klassiker.
Hitz; Piszczek, Akanji, Zagadou, Hakimi; Witsel, Weigl (Dahoud, 46'); Sancho, Reus, Larsen (Delaney, 82'); Götze (Alcácer, 59').
Bayern de Múnich
Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels (Sule, 65'), Alaba; Javi Martínez, Goretzka, Müller (Wagner, 82'); Ribery, Lewandowski y Gnabry (Sanches, 74').
0-1 M. 26 Lewandowski, 1-1 M. 49 Reus (pen.), 1-2 M. 52 Lewandowski, 2-2 M. 67 Reus, 3-2 M. 73 Alcácer.
Manuel Gräfe. T.A.: Weigl (29'), Akanji (36'), Ribery (55'), Sule (87'), Wagner (94'), Hitz (94')
Signal Iduna Park (81.365 espectadores). Partido correspondiente a la jornada 11 de la Bundesliga.
It was a match in which Paco Alcacer came away once again as the hero of the hour. The striker is enjoying a new lease of life over in Germany and while he found it difficult to get out on the pitch for Barcelona, he can't stop scoring for Borussia Dortmund when he's on it.
If you look at Alcacer's record in his short time at Dortmund, it displays a goal return that either Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez would be proud of. In his six appearances for Dortmund, four of which have come from the bench, he's scored eight goals. In one of the two games he started, he came off the pitch at half-time. That means he is averaging a goal every 29 minutes!
Bayern took the lead through Roberto Lewandowski but were pegged back by Marco Reus. Lewandowski quickly grabbed his second of the game to put the under pressure Bayern ahead. However Lucien Favre knew what he had to do. Alcacer was told to get ready to come on and within 10 minutes of his introduction Dortmund were level, once again through Reus. Bayern were desperate not to let the match escape their grasp but with Alcacer in such fine form they were powerless to stop him.
Paco's late goal saw Dortmund extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to seven points.