In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3–2 (match score) in an eventful and controversial match. With this victory, the German champions are four points ahead of their rivals Dortmund, who stands second in the table. Julian Brandt gave Dortmund an early lead in the 5th minute, but under pressure from Thomas Müller, Robert Lewandowski quickly leveled the scoreboard in the next four minutes.
After Dortmund failed to clear the ball, the first half ended with Kingsley Coman giving Bayern the lead. However, the lead was short-lived, with Erling Haaland equalizing at the start of the second half with a brilliant and winding shot, and Dortmund were denied a penalty call shortly after when Marco Reus was dismissed by a challenge from Lucas Hernandez.
Then, 20 minutes later in the football match, Bayern received a penalty – which was replaced by Lewandowski – after a handball decision against Matt Hummels. Lewandowski, who won the striker of the year award by France Football, scored twice for Bayern Munich. Dortmund’s Emre Can was shown a yellow card for standing on top of the ball and blocking an opponent’s quick free-kick after 80 minutes.
Dortmund coach Marco Rose said, “We saw a great match, a real top game. I think Matt Hummel’s handball, where he doesn’t even look at the ball, is a questionable penalty. Too bad the game was decided that way. It deserves another result.”
While Bayern and Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of the table, Chelsea’s 3–2 loss to West Ham put Thomas Tuchel’s team ahead of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League. City took first place after a 3–1 win over Watford, and Liverpool moved up to second after a late goal by Divock Origi and a 1–0 win over Wolves.