For the Bundesliga Klassiker we placed a bet with William Hill on Bayern Munich to score, but lost the bet, as the match ended with a 0-3 win for die Borussen. To their credit Bayern did score through Mandzukic, but the goal was ruled out for offside. There were also bookings and even a red card, when Rafinha in the dying minutes of the game made a jab at Mkhitaryan and was sent off.
Robert Lewandowski didn’t start, so the scoring duties were passed on to Marco Reus who managed to add another goal to Mkhitaryan’s one. The first Dortmund goal left the fans wondering why Mkhitaryan didn’t score against Real, why did he falter last minute, yet at Allianz his goal brought Dortmund into advantage.
Bayern Munich did not want to win, weren’t intending to win and didn’t want to mount the same comeback they did against Manchester United. The only real danger was Mario Madzukic’s goal and Mario Götze’s pass to Ribery, who looked out of pace. Bayern’s defence was really slow, and it got to the point where even Toni Kroos had to help out. The reigning Bundesliga Champions might have had their biggest injury scare to date when Manuel Neuer didn’t make it to the second half, but then it was known it was a mere precaution.
Borussia Dortmund deserved to win, they were the more organized, goal oriented, while Bayern keeps giving out points left and right. With this victory, which is Dortmund’s biggest in 23 years of Der Klassiker, the visitors seem to have secured the second Bundesliga place and might re-enact another Der Klassiker should both teams make it to the DFB Pokal final.
Result: -8 units, bet lost