6,2686,268viewing this pageGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreLive ReportingBy Harry PooleAll times stated are UKPosted at 18:2018:20Comfortable for Real Madrid.That’s nine goals in 1.5 games of football this week.Posted at 18:1918:19HALF-TIMEBayern 1-0 DortmundBayern lead at the…
Comfortable for Real Madrid.
That’s nine goals in 1.5 games of football this week.
Bayern lead at the interval!
The hosts have been much the better side and Dortmund have a lot to think about.
Eibar go close!
Midfielder Gonzalo Escalante meets a free-kick with his head directly in front of the goal but his effort sails well over and Thibaut Courtois doesn’t need to do react.
It’s chucking it down, but Eibar’s spirits do not appear to have been dampened too much by Real’s three goals.
The hosts enjoy a spell in Real’s half as we near half-time, but Thibaut Courtois is able to collect an inviting cross unchallenged.
Serge Gnabry taps in a rebound from Robert Lewandowski’s attempt, but the flag is lifted for offside.
No second goal for Bayern yet, but Dortmund were caught wide open once again there.
Borussia Dortmund are forced into an early change.
With England’s Jadon Sancho unable to continue, Lucien Favre sends on Raphael Guerreiro.
Victory for Bayern, currently under the interim guidance of Hans-Dieter Flick, would take them up to third in the table, leaving Dortmund fifth and three points separating the top six.
They’re in control.
You almost expect Real to add to their tally every time they go beyond the halfway line.
The pace of Hazard and Vazquez is pulling the Eibar defence apart, while the added overlapping runs of Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal are overwhelming the hosts.
While Real have been running riot in Spain, reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have seized control of Der Klassiker and are sensing Dortmund are vulnerable.
Four attempts for Bayern so far, and none for Dortmund who are struggling to live with the hosts’ at the back.
Karim Benzema is allowed to step up to take this one, and he makes no mistakes.
Three for Real, two for Benzema, and a long 60+ minutes ahead for Eibar.
Running through on goal, Lucas Vázquez is brought down and that is as clear as you like.
Far from content, Real are already pressing for another.
Ferland Mendy, an ever-present in Real’s relentless attacks so far, swings in a dangerous ball but Eibar keeper Marko Dmitrovic is able to pounce on it before it reaches the waiting Karim Benzema.
As Lewandwoski was firing Bayern in front, Eden Hazard was busy earning Real a penalty.
The former Chelsea man is brought down by Pablo de Blasis, allowing Sergio Ramos to step up from the penalty spot.
Ramos goes left, the keeper goes right. No problems.
Real cruising with two goals in three minutes.
An excellent cross from the right by Benjamin Pavard is perfect for Robert Lewandowski, who produces a powerful header beyond the reach of Roman Burki.
His run of scoring in every Bundesliga game this season goes on!
It’s utter chaos in the Eibar penalty area!
Karim Benzema is able to hold off his marker before cutting the ball back into the path of Federico Valverde, Valverde’s shot is blocked and Eibar can’t get rid of it before Benzema is able to smash home.
Mario Gotze wriggles his way into the Bayern penalty area but he’s forced too far to the left of goal to threaten Manuel Neuer.
Dortmund are beginning to assert themselves, but Bayern look primed for the counter.
No chances of note so far in Der Klassiker as both sides battle fro control of the ball.
A nice, high tempo to this though.
Karim Benzema gets an early sight of goal, receiving Ferland Mendy’s pass before scraping the post with a shot.
Promising for the visitors in the early stages.
Thibaut Courtois is able to enjoy some early possession as Real ease into the game by passing the ball around the back.
Eibar defeated Real 3-0 in the corresponding fixture last season. A similar result today would pile even more pressure on Zinedine Zidane.
An early chance for Robert Lewandowski to charge towards goal, but Dortmund keeper Roman Bürki is on his toes to beat the Poland striker to the through-ball.