Tuchel era off to perfect start as Bayern Munich sweep Dortmund in Der Klassiker
Thomas Tuchel led Bayern Munich to a convincing win over Borussia Dortmund, claiming a 4-2 win in his first match in charge. The German manager sent Bayern Munich back to the top of the Bundesliga standings with the win.
Tuchel revealed his shock at his sacking from Chelsea in his pre-match press conference, only getting the Bayern job after the club sacked Julian Nagelsmann. His first match in charge was the Der Klassiker against league leaders and rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich took the lead in a fortuitous manner in the 13th minute after a long punt upfield from Dayot Upamecano was misjudged by Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, who saw the ball roll into the back of the net after he missed his attempt at a clearance.
The champions doubled their advantage through experienced forward Thomas Muller in the 18th minute as he got on the end of a header from Matthijs De Ligt to fire home from close range.
Bayern Munich found the net for a third time through Muller after 23 minutes, as he was on hand to score the rebound after Kobel spilled a shot from Leroy Sane into his path.
The champions put the game to bed in the 50th minute after impressive play between Kingsley Coman and Sane, who exchanged passes before the German played the Frenchman in to score his side’s fourth.
Borussia Dortmund pulled one back in the 72nd minute through Emre Can from the penalty spot after Serge Gnabry fouled Jude Bellingham in the box.
The visitors scored a second in the 90th minute through substitute Donyell Malen, who finished past the goalkeeper after a one-two with Raphael Guerreiro.
Thomas Tuchel saw his side claim an important win at home to return to the summit of the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich are on the hunt for their 11th consecutive league title, with the new manager hopeful of securing the title.