Nov 1, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich
2-1
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Lewandowski (72'), Robben (86' pen.)
Alonso (36')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Reus (31')
Piszczek (62'), Subotic (85')

Half-Time Report: Marco Reus puts Borussia Dortmund ahead against Bayern Munich

Marco Reus scores against reported suitors Bayern Munich to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 half-time lead over the Bundesliga champions at the Allianz Arena.

Marco Reus has given Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 half-time lead over Bayern Munich in their big Bundesliga showdown at the Allianz Arena this evening.

Jurgen Klopp's side are on a four-match losing streak in the league but are on course for what could be a watershed win thanks to a reported Bayern transfer target.

Having passed a late fitness test to start for the Bavarians, Arjen Robben was immediately involved as he forced Roman Weidenfeller into smartly tipping over his crossbar, before slicing a second effort high.

A lively opening set the tone for what was to be an end-to-end first half, and Dortmund soon threatened themselves as Henrikh Mkhitaryan ran across the Munich defence only to drag a shot narrowly wide.

Bayern were back on the attack four minutes later as Thomas Muller directed a clever Jerome Boateng dink wide on the volley, and then miscued another first-time effort into the hands of Weidenfeller.

Manuel Neuer was typically rapid off his line to thwart Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the half-hour mark, but Dortmund did lead less than a minute later as Reus finished off a swift counter-attacking move.

The German international midfielder, who is rumoured to be high on Bayern's January wishlist, made a late burst in from the left to get in front of Boateng and head Aubameyang's cross beyond Neuer.

Table-topping Munich are unbeaten in the league this season and came close to equalising prior to the break when Weidenfeller saved again from Muller, and when Sven Bender blocked Robben's shot on the line.

Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels and Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben vie for the ball during the DFB German Cup final football match BVB Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on May 17, 2014
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2Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen1987439271231
3Schalke 04Schalke198743025531
4RB Leipzig199463128331
5Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach199463030031
6Borussia DortmundDortmund1986540251530
7Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt198652420430
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10Hannover197662829-127
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14Stuttgart1962111624-820
15Mainz 05195592433-920
16Werder Bremen193791625-916
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18FC Koln1933131433-1912
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