Paco Alcacer scored the winning goal as the Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund defeated twice in a row in defense of Bayern Munich 3-2 champions on Saturday and gained seven points advantage over rivals from third place.
The resultant piles put pressure on the Bayern coach, Niko Kovac, because his chances of winning the seventh in a row in the first season took another blow.
"We gave ourselves the right to be beat twice on the counter, which should not happen," said Kovac.
"We should be more close and unfortunately we lose the game, which should have been a draw" – he added after Robert Lewandowski had two goals for the second half on the pitch.
Bayern was defeated in three of the last six Bundesliga matches after the defeats of Herthy Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach, managing just eight points from the last 21 available.
On Sunday they will fall to fourth place if RB Leipzig defeats Bayer Leverkusen at home.
Lucien Favre & # 39; s Dortmund remains unbeaten and four points ahead of second Gladbach at the top of the table.
After Lewandowski twice gave Bayern the lead in Signal Iduna Park against his former club, captain of Dortmund Marco Reus hit two equalizers before the Alcacer substitute struck in 73 minutes.
"We did not trust each other in the first half, but we played an amazing ball after the break and it was great fun," said Reus.
Alcacer has scored eight goals in six league games since signing the Barcelona deal.
Bayern scored a well-deserved advantage when Serge Gnabry curled up on the cross so Lewandowski could overtake Dortmund's goalkeeper, Marvin Hitz, 26 minutes.
It was 1-0 at the break, but Dortmund equalized when Manuel Neuer brought Reus to the ground in the 49th minute, and the captain calmly changed the penalty.
Lewandowski restored the lead three minutes later, directing his second home – his 14th goal in 16 matches for Bayern against Dortmund, which he left in 2014 on a free transfer.
Reus had the chance to cancel the line in the 59th minute, just before Lewandowski had the ball in the Dortmund network, but was considered burnt.
– Taut finish –
It was all from beginning to end, like Alcacer, and then Reus blew in golden chances before they both satisfied their goals.
Reus finally shot Dortmund when he drew the Piszczka cross in the 67th minute.
Then, when Franck Ribery handed the ball back, Alcacer showed the classic finish, rounding up Neuer, to put Dortmund in first place for the first time.
Bayern kept the pressure during the ten minutes of extra time.
Lewandowski had the ball in the net for the fourth time, but again the flag rose on the offside, to the delight of the fans in the 81.365 winning crowd.
"It was a crazy game, great advertising for the Bundesliga, and the win was not undeserved," said the head of Dortmund Favre.
– Plea hat-trick –
Earlier Alassane Plea scored a hat-trick with a quick fire for the second Gladbach, who has three points ahead of Bayern, winning 3-1 at Werder Bremen.
It took him only 13 minutes to get a hat-trick, thanks to which he scored eight goals at the head of the goal scorer table together with Alcace and Lewandowski.
Hosts Bremen suffered a third defeat in the straight league to get back to the race for the seventh title.
The 10-person Hertha Berlin, who suffered a breakup like Bremen, suffered a defeat of 4: 1 from Fortuna Duesseldorf after the winger Maximilian Mittelstaedt was thrown into two yellow cards in the first half.
Fortuna, however, remains in second place after the victory of VfB Stuttgart, when defender Timo Baumgartl and midfielder Erik Thommy scored 2-0 at Nuremberg.
The English teenager Reiss Nelson scored a 84-minute win when Hoffenheim used a 2-2 draw in Lyon in the Champions League midweek, winning 2-1 with Augsburg.
Nelson, loaned from Arsenal, settled the matter sixth goal in seven league games just two minutes after he appeared.
Mainz is ninth after he won against Bremen last week, winning 3: 1 in Freiburg.
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Publication date: November 11, 2018 09:13 IST