By the 25th minute, Bayern was up 3-0 thanks to a surprising own goal from Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel and two of Thomas Mueller’s typical poacher’s finishes. Despite two late consolation goals, Kingsley Coman struck a fourth goal shortly after the break to put Bayern two points ahead of the guests.
Dortmund entered the game in the unusual position of holding the top spot, one point ahead of Bayern, who had last week fired coach Julian Nagelsmann in favor of Tuchel. Tuchel, who led Dortmund for two years and won the German Cup during that time, had just one practice with Bayern, but Kobel gave them an early lead in the 13th minute.
The goalkeeper, who had been sidelined for five weeks due to an injury, rushed out of his area to try to stop Dayot Upamecano’s long pass, but he only made the slightest of contacts before helplessly watching as the ball drifted into the goal.
Five minutes later, Mueller scored from a corner, and five minutes after that, Kobel dropped Leroy Sane’s shot, Mueller pounced. As Coman slid the ball under Kobel early in the second half, there would be no miraculous recovery, unlike earlier in the season when Dortmund recovered from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home with Bayern.
After Serge Gnabry fouled Jude Bellingham in the box, Dortmund was awarded a penalty kick, which Emre Can scored, and Dutch attacker Donyell Malen added a second goal in the final minute of regulation.