Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: 5 greatest matches of all time
Which Der Klassiker was the greatest game between the two Bundesliga giants?
It may not always be the biggest game in Germany, but Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich is certainly internationally recognised. Natives like to stay away from the named Der Klassiker but across the globe there’s no doubting this fixture provides the biggest audience.
Traditionally, Der Klassiker is the game where the two biggest teams in Germany go head-to-head but it’s fair to say that Dortmund haven’t been at their best in the past couple of seasons and the challenge from RB Leipzig hasn’t helped.
That said, Dortmund and Bayern always provides football fans with plenty of fireworks, goals and talking points. And so, here are the top five Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich games.
#5 Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich (2017)
Goals from Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba secured three points for Jupp Heynckes' Bayern Munich team in their first Bundesliga meeting of the 2017/18 season.
It was a routine victory for the visitors to the Westfalenstadion that day. However, it wasn’t necessarily the result that provided journalists with the story; it was the return of Heynckes at Bayern following his retirement in 2013 after a treble-winning season.
After a poor start to the campaign under Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern’s hierarchy persuaded Heynckes to coach the Bundesliga champions until the end of the season.
Since his return to Bayern in October, the Bavarian club are yet to lose while their win over Dortmund put the club four points ahead of second-place - all when Dortmund were five points ahead at one point in the season.