Football

Bayern beat Dortmund to close in on Bundesliga title

Kimmich celebrates winner for Bayern against Dortmund

Leaders Bayern Munich took a big step to retaining their Bundesliga title by winning away from home at second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

Joshua Kimmich’s wonderful chip from 20 yards gave Bayern the lead just before half-time after both sides had efforts cleared off the line.

Dortmund brought on England’s Jadon Sancho in the second half, but he could not inspire a fightback from his side.

Bayern’s win puts them seven points clear of Dortmund with six games left.

Robert Lewandowski nearly doubled Bayern’s advantage late on but shot against the post. Minutes later, he and the rest of the Bayern players were celebrating what could prove to be a big three points in the title race.

The Bavarian giants now sit seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with just six games to go.