OnScene: Updates from Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich

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Alaba put the game beyond Dortmund midway through the second half as his cross found the net after the ball glanced off Lewandowski.

Germany striker Timo Werner, 21, who has just recovered from a neck injury, proved his form ahead of the world champions' high-profile friendly matches against England and France in the next 10 days.

Christian Pulisic was one of few bright points for Dortmund, the teenage forward playing a key role in Marc Bartra's consolation strike two minutes from time by keeping the ball alive in the corner.

Three points separate the two heading into the game with Bayern top of the Bundesliga while Dortmund sit second - although that could all change come the final whistle.

Dortmund lost 3-1 but you can't keep their fans quiet.

But despite Dortmund's jabs forward, Bayern remained in control for much of the match against punishing the yellow and black with a Robert Lewandowski flick taking a fortunate bounce in the 37th minute.

Two wins each over Celtic and RBLepizig, as well as victories against Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg has seen the Bavarians reclaim their place at the top of the Bundesliga as well as all but secure qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League - albeit PSG pipped them to first place in Group B.

Aubameyang heads into Saturday's Der Klassiker having failed to score in his past four matches, the Gabon worldwide guilty of missing two glorious chances during Wednesday's 1-1 Champions League draw with APOEL.

Bayern boss Heynckes consequently omitted Lewandowski from the squad that won 2-1 at Parkhead in the Champions League in midweek, although he later stated his belief that Lewandowski would be fit to face his former club.

Winger Daniel Caligiuri scored the only goal against his old club.

However, Filip Kostic put Hamburg back in front and Germany Under-17 worldwide Jann-Fiete Arp, with his second in two games, sealed the win.

Freiburg dropped into the bottom three as Hamburg saw off 10-man Stuttgart 3-1.

Jannik Vestergaard's 67th-minute equalizer earned a point for Borussia Monchengladbach in a 1-1 draw at home to Mainz, for whom Abdou Diallo opened the scoring.

"Second half we had more intensity but it just wasn't enough".

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