Bayern claw back from 2-0 down to earn scrappy win in Der Klassiker

Bayern Munich rallied from 2-0 down and Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick to defeat Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s helter-skelter Der Klassiker.

Erling Haaland gave Dortmund a surprising early lead with a clinical brace in the first half, scoring from long and close range, but Bayern immediately pushed for an equalizer. Lewandowski provided that, scoring twice before the interval to tie it up.

Bayern dominated the second half and found the breakthrough in the 88th minute when the ball bounced nicely for Leon Goretzka to smash it home.

Lewandowski completed his treble shortly after with a low drive that found the corner. He leads the Bundesliga with 31 goals in just 23 appearances.

Dortmund will now sweat over the fitness of Haaland ahead of their Champions League match against Sevilla on Tuesday. The Norwegian hobbled off in the second half after being clipped by Bayern defender Jerome Boateng.

More to come.

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