Bayern Munich 0 – Borussia Dortmund 1


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Germany international midfielder SEBASTIEN KEHL of Borussia Dortmund, the 31-year-old veteran brought into the side for his defensive abilities and wearing the captain’s armband, challenges Bayern Munich’s Austria international DAVID ALABA, the 19-year-old midfielder who came on as a second half substitute, during the top of the table Bundesliga clash at the sold-out Allianz Arena in the southern German state of Bavaria.
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11/19/11
Bundesliga
Spieltag # 13

0 – BAYERN MUNICH
1 – BORUSSIA DORTMUND ———— Goetze 65′

A solitary goal scored five minutes after the hour was all there was to separate the two sides at the top of the table as visting defending champions BORUSSIA DORTMUND defeated current Bundesliga leaders BAYERN MUNICH by the minimum scoreline to narrow the gap in the German first division to two points with the annual Winterpause approaching.

Holland World Cup winger ARJEN ROBBEN was a surprise inclusion in the Startelf of Bayern Munich by trainer JUPP HEYNCKES but the Dangerous Dutchman appeared to be a bit rusty and, for the most part, was effectively neutralized by a focused Borussia Dortmund side who had clearly arrived at the Allianz Arena bent on a playing a disciplined and strong defensive game under any circumstance; Robben did create one outstanding chance for Bayern Munich half an hour into the match but heretofore in-form France World Cup winger FRANCK RIBERY blasted the ball well over the bar from close range.

Germany international striker MARIO GOMEZ, who leads the Bundesliga once again this season with 13 goals, was also kept in check by the solid backline of Borussia Dortmund, who were without injured Serbia World Cup defender NEVEN SUBOTIC. It took the Bayern Munich striker until ten minutes after the break to fashion his first shot, which just missed by inches and, perhaps, best summarized the Bavarians’ day. The hosts would have twice as many shots over the course of the match but had great difficulty finding the target.

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Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper ROMAN WEIDENFELLER, the 31-year-old veteran who is, perhaps, the most underrated Torhueter in the German first division, rushes off his line to clear the ball away from Bayern Munich’s Holland World Cup winger ARJEN ROBBEN, back on the field after nearly two months of inactivity, during the top of the table Bundesliga battle at the sold out Allianz Arena in Bavaria.
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Japan international SHINJI KAGAWA of Borussia Dortmund, who scored eight goals in eighteen Bundesliga matches before breaking his leg last term, was sent in clear by Poland international striker ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI as the hour approached. But Germany World Cup goalkeeper MANUEL NEUER saved Bayern Munich with yet another excellent stop in a one-on-one situation and die Schwarzgelben’s teenage sensation MARIO GOETZE could not connect with the rebound. The visitors’ luck, however, would improve shortly thereafter.

The 19-year-old Goetze turned with a ball from Lewandowski and then play a one-two with Kagawa at the edge of the box. The return pass was tipped into the air by Bayern Munich’s Germany international defender HOLGER BADSTUBER and completely lost track of by the Bavarians’ Germany international defender JEROME BOATENG. Goetze was more than happy to accept this gift and efficently fired Borussia Dortmund to the lead in the 65th minute.

Bayern Munich had enough chances to get something from the game but, when not plaqued by poor finishing, found Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper ROMAN WEIDENFELLER to be in good form. The Bavarians’ Brazil international midfielder LUIZ GUSTAVO tested the reigning champions’ 31-year-old veteran from long range with no result. More importantly, Weidenfeller did very well to deny Ribery, in close once again, in the 78th minute.

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France World Cup winger FRANCK RIBERY of Bayern Munich, who has scored six goals after thirteen rounds in the Bundesliga this season, tugs on the shirt of Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old Germany international midfielder MARIO GOETZE, who has now found the back of the net five times in the domestic top flight this term, during the top of the table clash at the sold-out Allianz Arena in Bavaria.
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BAYERN MUNICH : Neuer – Rafinha (Petersen 79′), Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm – Luiz Gustavo, Kroos – Robben (Alaba 72′), Mueller (Olic 72′), Ribery – Gomez

BORUSSIA DORTMUND : Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Felipe Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer – Bender, Kehl (Leitner 79′) – Goetze, Kagawa (Perisic 89′), Grosskreutz – Lewandowski (Barrios 90′)

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