Harry Kane made history with a hat-trick in back-to-back league games.
Bayern Munich defeated Dortmund 4-0 in the 10th round of the 2023-24 German Bundesliga at the Zignale Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany, at 2:30 a.m. ET on Friday. The win puts Munich in second place with 26 points, while Dortmund’s unbeaten run comes to an end.
Munich came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Harry Kane, Kingsley Coman, Jamal Moussaoui, Leroy Sane, Konrad Reimer, Leon Goretzka, Nusar Mazhrawi, Dayo Ukamecano, Kim Min-Jae, Alfonso Davies, and Manuel Neuer started.
Dortmund countered with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Nicolas Fulkruk, Donil Malone, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Marcel Zabitser, Salih Özcan, Julian Lierlsson, Niko Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels, Marius Wolf, and Gregory Kovel were in the starting lineup.토토사이트
It wasn’t long after kickoff that Munich struck first. In the fourth minute, Sane’s corner kick was met by Upamecano with a powerful header. It was the first goal of the season for Upamecano, who was rushed back into action after De Ligt’s unexpected injury.
Munich had another scoring chance. In the sixth minute, Musiala used his individual ability to break through the defense and find Coman on the left. Coman collected the ball, cut inside and fired a powerful left-footed shot just wide of the goal.
Munich added a second goal soon after. In the ninth minute, Goretzka won the ball in the center of the field and played it to Sane on the left, who crossed for Kane on the other side. A well-timed cut-in allowed Kane to neatly finish for a 2-0 lead.
After going two goals down early, Dortmund fought back. In the 11th minute, Larsson tried his luck from the left flank, but his shot went wide of the target. Then, in the 25th minute, Reus tried his luck from a pass from Fulkruk, but his shot was blocked.
Munich pressed hard and had their chances. In the 31st minute, a strong pressing move by Coman led to an attacking move through Reimer, Musiala and Kane. Faced with a crucial opportunity, Kane tried to add to his tally with a powerful right-footed shot that sailed over the bar.
Then, in the 35th minute, Goretzka tried a bicycle kick after receiving the ball on his chest, but it didn’t lead to a goal.
Kim Min-jae’s performance also stood out. In the 42nd minute, he made a precise tackle on the ball and won a contest with Pilkruk in first-half stoppage time. The first half ended with a 2-0 Munich lead.
At the start of the second half, Dortmund made a substitution. They took Wolf off and brought on Nicolas Sule.
It was Munich who opened the second half. At the start of the second half, Kane’s pass gave Moussaoui Allah a golden opportunity, but he was denied by Kovac. From the ensuing corner, both Kane and Mazrawi had chances to score, but neither was able to convert.
Dortmund also capitalized on the counterattack. In the 10th minute of the second half, Reus received a pass from Fulkruk in the box and fired a powerful shot that was saved by Neuer. Dortmund then upped the ante 12 minutes into the second half by removing Malone and Özcan and introducing Karim Adeyemi and Felix N’Mecha.
Munich made their first substitution. In the 14th minute of the second half, Upamecano came off for Alexander Pavlovic. Pavlovic moved into Goretzka’s position and set up Kim Min-jae’s partner, Ronaldinho.
Dortmund took their chances. In the 19th minute, Reus headed wide of the post. Then, in the 21st minute, N’Mecha had a shot blocked by Reimer.
Munich rattled the net. In the 24th minute, Reimer played a roving pass to a penetrating Kane, who fed Mkhitaryan for a goal. However, the assistant referee’s flag was up, and video assistant referee (VAR) confirmed the goal was offside.
In the end, Kane scored himself to drive home the point. In the 26th minute, he calmly finished a cross from the right flank by Coman for his second goal of the game. It was a goal that effectively ended the game.
Kane didn’t stop there. In second-half stoppage time, Pavlovic played Kane through on goal and he calmly finished to complete his hat-trick. It was his second hat-trick in as many games, following his last one against Darmstadt, and his 15th goal of the league, surpassing top scorer Serge Giroud’s 14. The match ended with a 4-0 win for Munich.
In addition to his hat trick, Kane dominated the ratings of all football statistics outlets. Couchscore gave Kane a 9.9 rating, while Footmob recognized his performance with a 9.7 rating. Germany’s Bild also gave him a 1, the highest rating of any player on either side of the ball.
At the same time, Kane made history. “With his hat-trick, Kane became the first player in Bundesliga history to score 15 goals in his first 10 games,” wrote Talk Sport in the UK. With his hat-trick against Bochum in Round 5, Kane made Bundesliga history by breaking German national team “legend” Gerd Muller’s record of five goals in the first five games of the season.