Generally billed as title-race defining clashes between Germany’s two preeminent sides, games between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have fallen short of expectations in recent years. The recent record between the two is as one-sided as the clubs’ respective trophy hauls, Bayern Munich winning 11 of the last 17 league meetings between the two since Dortmund last won the Bundesliga in 2012. Games in Munich have been particularly one-sided with the home side winning the last six by score lines of 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 4-1, 5-1 and 2-1 en route to racking up eight consecutive Bundesliga titles. The cynic might say that the “Der Klassiker” moniker is being shown up for baseless marketing slogan it is. On Saturday evening however, there’s no danger of Bayern knocking Dortmund out of the title race; they’re already out of it, 13 points adrift and chasing a very different aim: top four and Champions League qualification. Bayern Munich and the title race And yet it’s still a must-win for Bayern, who could be second by kick-off should this season’s challengers RB Leipzig win away at Freiburg earlier in the afternoon. In fact, if it weren’t for the almost existential financial importance of Champions League… Read full this story
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