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Bayern earn third consecutive European victory

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

By Ben Higlett and Dan Reuben

Bayern earned a third successive win in Europe this week with Arjen Robben ending a 16 hour long goal drought in the Champions League with a trademark strike. His second strike of the night brought up 450 Champions League goals for Bayern. Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski muscled in on the action to bring up 50 goals in just 77 games in the competition. In their 200th European match, Schalke slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Porto but they qualified for the knockout stages due to results elsewhere. Despite completing 930 passes, Dortmund played out 0-0 stalemate at home to Club Brugge, which proved enough for them to qualify for the last 16.

Dortmund have opened up clear daylight between themselves and the chasing pack after victory at home to Freiburg on Matchday 13 of the Bundesliga season. A hard-fought 2-0 win extended Die Schwarzgelben’s lead at the top to seven points, as Lucien Favre became the first manager to go unbeaten in his first 13 league games in charge of the club. Elsewhere, Bayern Munich negotiated a tricky visit to Werder Bremen, where a Serge Gnabry double gave them a much-needed 2-1 victory, and Leipzig kept a fifth consecutive home top-flight clean sheet for the first time in their history, beating second-placed Mönchengladbach 2-0.

Paco Alcacer became the first player to notch 10 goals in his first 8 Bundesliga games for over 50 years (Gert Dörfel in 1963) notching for Dortmund in their win against Freiburg.

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