Borussia Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel had a night to forget as his side fell to a 4-2 defeat against Bayern Munich, with his huge miskick gifting the Bavarians an early opener. The game marked Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of Dortmund, and despite a spirited fightback, it was not to be the start he had hoped for.
Bayern Munich took the lead in the 11th minute when Kobel attempted to clear a cross from Kingsley Coman, only for his attempted clearance to fly into the back of his own net. The goal was a cruel blow for Dortmund, who had been the better side up until that point.
The Bavarians doubled their lead just before half time through Robert Lewandowski, who was set up by Thiago Alcantara. Dortmund pulled one back just after the break through Erling Haaland, but Bayern restored their two-goal advantage shortly after through Serge Gnabry.
Dortmund continued to push forward in search of a way back into the game, and were rewarded with a second goal when Jadon Sancho fired home from close range. However, it was too little too late for Tuchel’s side, as Bayern sealed the victory with a fourth goal from Lewandowski deep into stoppage time.
The result sees Bayern move to the top of the Bundesliga table, while Dortmund drop down to fourth place. Despite the result, Tuchel will take some comfort from his side’s performance, and will be hoping for better fortunes when they take on Schalke next weekend.