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Dortmund could take huge step towards Bundesliga title tonight

A win would see them move six points clear of Bayren with just four games remaining.

Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp celebrates after his team's 3rd goal last weekend.,
Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp celebrates after his team's 3rd goal last weekend.,
Image: Gero Breloer/AP/Press Association Images

BORUSSIA DORTMUND COULD all but wrap up the Bundesliga title tonight when they host fellow challengers Bayern Munich.

Defending champions Dortmund are three points clear of Bayern with just five games remaining this season, and a win over their rivals at the Signal-Iduna-Park would almost guarantee them a second successive title.

Juergen Klopp’s side have not lost in the Bundesliga since a 2-1 defeat to Hannover in September and Bayern may find it difficult to snap their 23-match unbeaten run.

The last time the two teams met it was Dortmund who came out on top thanks to a solitary goal from Germany international Mario Goetze at the Allianz Arena.

However, Bayern do enter the game on the back of nine consecutive wins in all competitions and Jupp Heynckes’ side also have had the luxury of a five-day break leading into the match.

To get a result they will have to contain Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker has been a key cog in Dortmund’s well-oiled machine, scoring 19 goals so far this term.

Lweandowski’s return pales in comparison to Munich’s Mario Gomez who has bagged a Messi-esque 39 goals in 43 appearances this season.

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