Bayern Munich padded their lead over Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win in front of no fans at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.
Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring for Bayern just before half-time, chipping Roman Burki with the Dortmund keeper only able to tip the ball into the back of the net.
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Prior to that, the teams had split possession evenly with Bayern's Serge Gnabry seeing the best chance of the opening 45 swept off the line just before the 20-minute mark as the visitors took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room.
Bayern Munich players celebrate after scoring a goal against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Federico Gambarini/Pool via Getty Images
Lucien Favre made two changes at the break, bringing on Emre Can and Jadon Sancho for Thoman Delaney and Julian Brandt, respectively, to help his team find a way back into the match.
Bayern's organised defence continued to frustrate Dortmund throughout the second half and Favre made another change just after 70 minutes, substituting Erling Haaland for U.S. teenager Giovanni Reyna.
Mahmoud Dahoud forced a save from distance in the 80th minute from Manuel Neuer, but the Germany international parried the swerving shot away from goal as Bayern continued to cling to their lead.
Dortmund have now been shutout in each of their last three Bundesliga meetings against Bayern Munich, who went seven points clear in the table with the win.