Borussia Dortmund could upset Bayern Munich in Germany's biggest rivalry

Borussia Dortmund could upset Bayern Munich in Germany's biggest rivalry

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich's 20-match unbeaten run was ended by Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

Hoffenheim, who had never previously beaten Bayern in the league, are third with 51 and still on course for a Champions League place while Borussia Dortmund remain their closest rivals, remaining fourth after easing past Hamburg SV 3-0.

Bayern saw their lead at the top of the Bundesliga cut to 10 points on Wednesday night after RB Leipzig beat Mainz 1-0.

The home side had stated their intentions from the start, with Kramaric denied an early chance by Rafinha's vital block in the box in the second minute.

Despite a plethora of attacking options on his bench, Bayern coach Ancelotti kept faith with the starting XI at the start of the second half.

April 4 at 21:00, in Sinsheim on the field of the stadium "Virsol Rhein-Neckar Arena" will be another match of the 27th round of the German Bundesliga, in which Hoffenheim will play against Bayern.


Kramaric's long-range strike midway through the first half proved enough for Hoffenheim to break their duck against the below-par champions at the 18th attempt. "But we let too many chances go", said Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, whose side faces Monaco in the Champions League next week.

Dortmund gained momentum in the closing period and rounded off the game with a third goal when Aubameyang utilized Kagawa's through ball to round Hamburg goalie Rene Adler for the 25th goal of the season.

The victory for Hoffenheim comes at a time when the club is riding a seven-game unbeaten streak.

Kramaric scored the only goal of the encounter, as Hoffenheim dominated proceedings for most of the first half and deserved to get a second goal.

Though Schalke was better in the second, it was left ruing missed chances when captain Benedikt Hoewedes conceded a penalty and Max Kruse duly made it 2-0 from the spot with just under 15 minutes remaining.

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