Bayern thrash bitter rival, Dortmund 3-1

Bosz relishing Bayern challenge despite Dortmund's slump in form

The Bavarian giants earned their seventh-successive victory under Heynckes through goals from Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba at the Westfalenstadion.

Under the 72-year-old Heynckes, who steered Bayern to the 2013 Treble, the Munich giants have won all seven games in the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup.

Bayern now leads the way in the Bundesliga after 11 matches, sitting four points clear of RB Leipzig and six ahead of Dortmund, which Robben can scarcely believe.

Elsewhere Schalke, who are now undefeated in their last six games in all competitions, climbed to fourth - level on 20 points with neighbours Dortmund - with a 1-0 win at Freiburg.

"We've worked brilliantly in the last 4 1/2 weeks", Heynckes said.

"(Bayern goalkeeper) Sven Ulreich kept us in the game and I must compliment my team - that was a great performance".

"That was an important win, we showed that we are in good shape".

Lewandowski uncharacteristically wasted another opportunity when played through by Robben, but he appeared to make amends by getting the smallest of touches to Alaba's cross 67 minutes in to seal the win, though the officials later adjudged that the ball went right the way through with no contact. "Whether it's my goal or not, that does not matter".

It was Marc Bartra who scored in the 88th minute for the hosts, but check out what young American Christian Pulisic did. He is now the Bundesliga's top scorer.

Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, last season's top scorer just ahead of Lewandowski, has now failed to score in his last five games, although he still has 10 for the season.

Dortmund have now won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, a miserable run which has seen them surrender a five-point lead over Bayern in the league.

"Dortmund will be much more concentrated and attentive, their own fans forgive their own players against Bayern".

"We didn't come out ready to play in the first half".

He was disappointed with how Bosz's side started the game but tried to remain positive about its chances of getting back on track after the worldwide break.

Sanchez, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, had been linked with clubs like Manchester City.

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