Dortmund, Bayern draw blanks in rehearsal
BERLIN, Germany, May 04 – Borussia Dortmund ended Bayern Munich’s 14-match winning streak in the Bundesliga on Saturday as the warm-up for the Champions League final ended in a 1-1 draw. For the first time since December, Bayern, who finished the match with 10 men, dropped league points, but both sides fielded just a handful of first-choice players set to start the Wembley final on May 25 — six from Dortmund and four from Bayern. Although Bayern beat 1-0 Borussia in the German Cup quarter-finals in February, the Bavarians have failed to beat their rivals in six Bundesliga attempts — their last league win was back in February 2010.
The game burst into life after the break as Dortmund were awarded a penalty when Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng blocked a shot with his hand, but Manuel Neuer saved Robert Lewandowski’s spot-kick. Bayern were reduced to 10 men for the final 25 minutes when right-back Rafinha was sent off.
During his tussle down the right with Dortmund midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski, the Brazilian thrust his elbow up into the Poland captain’s face for a straight red.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM