Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Bayern Munich: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike ends Carlo Ancelotti's unbeaten start
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 19/11/16 8:23pm
Borussia Dortmund brought an end to Bayern Munich's unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season with a 1-0 win on Saturday evening which moves them to within three points of their arch-rivals.
Aubameyang scored the only goal of an entertaining encounter in the 11th minute to earn Thomas Tuchel's men victory at the Westfalenstadion.
Bayern's first league defeat under Ancelotti means they now trail league leaders Leipzig by three points with three clubs, including Dortmund, just three points behind them.
Dortmund took the lead after a prolonged spell of possession. Mario Gotze sent in a low cross which Aubameyang reached at full-stretch to divert with his toe into the far corner of Manuel Neuer's goal.
The lively Gotze was making a nuisance of himself on numerous occasions and he got in around the back of the Bayern defence again but could not find anybody up in support for his cutback with Neuer out of the equation.
Aubameyang's burst of pace down the right saw him make room away from former team-mate Mats Hummels and his cross was met by a sweet Andre Schurrle volley, although his effort was straight at a grateful Neuer.
An acrobatic Thiago Alcantara effort was about as close as Bayern came to testing Roman Burki, until a rebound off Franck Ribery almost sneaked inside the Swiss goalkeeper's left-hand post.
Bayern were improving as the first half drew to a close and the home team would have been happy to hear the half-time whistle blow, just after Xabi Alonso headed straight at Burki.
Aubameyang headed over from Marcel Schmelzer's cross early in the second half, but that proved to be a rare chance for the hosts, who were soon forced onto the back foot.
Burki stretched to tip Philipp Lahm's cross out of the reach of Robert Lewandowski as he prepared to head in before Ribery found the back of the net with a neat backheel from Thomas Muller's cross - but the offside flag was raised.
Alonso sent a spectacular effort against the underside of the crossbar as Bayern's pressure mounted.
Chances on the counter-attack were inevitable and Aubameyang scuppered an excellent one with 20 minutes left when he was put clean through on goal, but he placed his shot too close to Neuer, who turned it behind for a corner.
Douglas Costa and Renato Sanches were both sent on to form an extremely attack-minded Bayern side and they had the Westfalenstadion holding its breath in stoppage time when Lewandowski headed inches wide from close range.