Dejected Bayern out to secure last title on offer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 35th goal of the season, set up by Ousmane Dembele, before the French wunderkind drilled home Dortmund's victor 16 minutes from time. We had the little bit of luck that's necessary when you come here.

Bayern earned the spoils the last time the teams met, and a moment of immaturity from Dembele - he ducked out of the way of Robert Lewandowski's free-kick, which made it 2-0 - set the champions on their way to a 4-1 win on Matchday 28. With Bayern looking good at 2-1, there was no pending threat from the visitors at that stage but, buoyed by seeing their ex-skipper on the sidelines, BVB turned the game around, punishing Bayern for their bad wastefulness in front of goal. Whether he was still feeling the effects of his shoulder injury we don't know, but he was a shadow of his former self with even his close control letting him down on occasion.

The Bavarians have now failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions and following last week's Champions League exit to Real Madrid, have only the league title to aim for.

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Ancelotti's job is not yet under threat, but his first season compares unfavourably with predecessor Pep Guardiola. The visitors started Wednesday's game in an energetic and enterprising fashion and deservedly took an early lead through Marco Reus, the team's intense pressing rewarded when Javi Martinez was hurried into a backpass so undercooked it's a wonder the health inspectors weren't called in.

"We simply did not take our chances. We have to give it everything and wrap up the championship title as soon as possible".

"This is extremely bitter and I am very disappointed", said Bayern captain Philipp Lahm, who is retiring at the end of the season.

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"We wanted to reach the final, when we have a. lead, it should be hard to win against us", he insisted.

BVB were the first to get a clear cut chance in the fifth minute as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a first time shot that was well saved by Sven Ulreich. "First, we have to absorb this setback".

This Der Klassiker clash will be decided on the night and the victor will play Eintracht Frankfurt in the final.

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