Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre expects tight title race


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Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre expects the Bundesliga title race to remain tight despite seeing his side beat Bayern Munich 3-2 at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

BVB twice came from behind during the heavyweight tussle, with a brace from Marco Reus cancelling out a double from former Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski.

Substitute Paco Alcacer then went on to score the winning goal for Favre’s side, as they reestablished their four-point lead at the top of the standings over nearest rivals Borussia Monchengladbach, while Bayern are now seven points off the pace.

Indeed, Dortmund have yet to taste defeat in the Bundesliga this season, winning eight of their 11 matches and they are priced at 1.91 to claim their first German league title since 2012.

Favre is refusing to get too carried away, however, as he expects the title race to remain tight for the majority of the campaign.

“We’re on top of the table in the Bundesliga and Gladbach are second,” Favre told reporters.

“Who is number three again? Bayern. It’s very close. “There is [RB] Leipzig, Gladbach and of course Bayern Munich, [especially] when they play like they did [against Dortmund].”

Dortmund will be looking to consolidate their advantage at the top of the standings after the international break, as they face winnable games against Mainz and Freiburg before they take on Schalke in the Ruhr derby on December 8.

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