The BVB star ensured Der Klassiker bragging rights went to Thomas Tuchel’s men this time round, as Die Roten were unable to respond to the early setback
Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich’s unbeaten start to the league campaign with a 1-0 Bundesliga victory courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first-half goal.
The hosts, who had not triumphed over their fierce rivals in the league since 2014, ignited their Bundesliga title hopes with a gritty display at Signal Iduna Park, where they spent long spells on the back foot en route to a 27th home league match without defeat.
Thomas Tuchel’s men rode their luck at times and were ultimately indebted to Aubameyang’s close-range 11th-minute finish, which brought them to within three points of their visitors.
It is RB Leipzig – 3-2 winners over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday – who lead the way, but Bayern will wonder how they did not at least claim a draw on Saturday.
Franck Ribery had a goal ruled out for offside and Xabi Alonso struck the woodwork for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who almost conceded a second when Aubameyang proved uncharacteristically profligate after finding himself one-on-one with Manuel Neuer.
As the game entered its final 10 minutes there was an increasing desperation about Bayern, who ran out of ideas and then time, leaving them to reflect on a rare loss before a return to European football on Tuesday.