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Bayern, Dortmund secure win in Bundesliga

IANS  |  Berlin 

Munich overpowered resilient Schalke 2-1 on goals from and whereas grabbed their second win in a row after edging 2-0 in the 22nd round of

The German record champions and runaway leaders continue their relentless run atop the standings as they recorded the 18th win of the season to restore their 18-point advantage on Saturday, reports

Schalke staged an offensively minded performance and came to their first chance with just two minutes played as Breel Embolo tested with a long-range effort.

took the gloves off and responded with the opener in the 6th minute when Thomas Mueller's shot on target forced to make a parry.

made use of the rebound and poked home his 19th goal of the season from close range.

The "Royal Blues" remained unimpressed and restored parity at the half-hour mark after tapped home Leon Goretzka's to make it 1-1 on the scoreboards.

It was a short-lived joy for the visitors as Bayern regained their lead seven minutes later after beat Faehrmann from sharp angle following a corner.

After the restart, both sides continued to stage a lively encounter, still Bayern were able to work out clear-cut chances through and Lewandowski.

Schalke kept it bowling and remained dangerous, however, Bayern's 2-1 win was never in danger.

With the win, Bayern cemented their top spot in the standings meanwhile Schalke slipped to the 6th place.

Borussia secured their 500th win on home soil, as second-half goals from and were enough to beat struggling 2-0.

The victory was a stiff piece of work as Dortmund, despite more possession in the first half, lacked in penetration meanwhile squandered promising chances through Walace and before the break.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 14:04 IST
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