Berlin, April 5: Bayern Munich returned to winning ways as they downed Dortmund 1-0 thanks to striker Robert Lewandowski’s winner while second-placed VFL Wolfsburg held the pace with a 3-1 victory over Stuttgart at the 27th round of the Bundesliga football tourment.
Bundesliga front-runners Bayern Munich recovered from their last weeks 2-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach as Pep Guardiola’s men recorded their 21st win with a neat 1-0 triumph over Dortmund. Juergen Klopp’s lacked in penetration and suffered their 12th loss of the season, reports Xinhua.
Both teams staged an uninspired first period with many fouls. Hence goal-scoring opportunities remained a rare occurrence. Yet, the “Bavarians” were able to break the deadlock with 36 minutes into the game when former Dortmund striker Lewandowski headed home.
After the restart, Bayern piled on the pressure but failed to score. Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer denied Dortmund when he palmed away a well-placed free-kick from winger Marco Reus.
With the victory, Bayern establish a 10-point gap from runners-up Wolfsburg whereas Dortmund stay on the 10th place.
Second placed Wolfsburg overpowered bottom side Stuttgart 3-1 owing to Ricardo Rodriguez’ double strike.
The “Wolves” cemented their second place in the table while Stuttgart remain on the last place with 23 points from 27 rounds.
Third placed Borussia Monchengladbach set course for an Champions League spot for next season, as they came from behind to upset TSG Hoffenheim 4-1.
With the 14th win of the season Monchengladbach tightened their third place in the standings while Hoffenheim remain on the seventh place.
Fourth-placed Leverkusen crushed struggling Hamburg 4-0 at the debut of care-taker Peter Kebel. Relentless Leverkusen showed no mercy with Hamburg to score four goals within 63 minutes in a one-sided affair. IANS