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German Bundesliga: Dortmund Edge Bayern In Five-Goal Thriller

German Bundesliga: Dortmund Edge Bayern In Five-Goal Thriller

Dortmund lead the Bundesliga table by four points after 10 games, but face their biggest test of the league season thus far against reigning champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.

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Bayern punished slack Dortmund defending with the opening goal in the 26th minute, Lewandowski drifting between the centre-backs to head home Serge Gnabry's right-wing cross.

With less than 30 minutes of play left on the clock, both sides had other scoring chances to take the lead, but it was Dortmund's Alcacer who made his count after running clear of Bayern's defence line to apply a sublime finish over Manuel Neuer with 17 minutes left.

Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw by Freiburg last weekend, and as a result, sit third in the division, four points off leaders Dortmund ahead of the clash.

"It was a great game and I have to congratulate my players", said Dortmund coach Lucien Favre.

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Marco Reus twice cancelled out Robert Lewandowski goals, but it was Alcacer who struck the decisive blow in the 73rd minute at Signal Iduna Park.

Reus finally fired Dortmund level when he volleyed home a Lukasz Piszczek cross in the 67th minute.

Bayern kept the pressure on during a tense five minutes of added time.

Reus missed good chances to score, but Alcacer, who came on with half an hour remaining, scored in the 73rd minute after Axel Witsel split the Bayern defense with a flawless through ball.

Nelson, on loan from Arsenal, settled the matter with his sixth goal in seven league games just two minutes after coming on.

"I was happy to go into the break trailing 1-0 because I knew they could not keep up that pace".