FRANKFURT: A hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski outdid Erling Braut Haaland’s early double as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Dortmund in a Bundesloga thriller.
Haaland drove Dortmund ahead from 20 yards after just 74 seconds and then turned home Thorgan Hazard’s cut-back.
But Lewandowski steered in Leroy Sane’s cross and levelled from the spot after Mahmoud Dahoud fouled Kingsley Coman.
Leon Goretzka drilled Bayern ahead late on before Lewandowski’s third confirmed a return to the top of the Bundesliga.
Victory moved Hansi Flick’s reigning champions two points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, who had briefly climbed above them by winning at Freiburg earlier on Saturday.
Dortmund, meanwhile, drop a place to sixth, four points off the Champions League places, their woes compounded by a knock to Haaland that forced the Norway striker off in the second half.
He joins England winger Jadon Sancho on the treatment table, the England winger absent with a thigh injury, and Dortmund will be desperate for both to be fit by Tuesday as they bid to protect a 3-2 first-leg advantage against Sevilla in the Champions League last 16.
He has taken just 145 matches to reach that milestone – by comparison, Kylian Mbappe took 180 matches to rack up triple figures, Lionel Messi 210 games and Cristiano Ronaldo 301.
His second-minute opener took a slight nick off Boateng but was always heading for Manuel Neuer’s bottom corner and he ended a classy move by sweeping home Hazard’s pass for Dortmund’s second.
However, Lewandowski was not to be overshadowed, his hat-trick taking his Bundesliga total to 267 goals, one behind second-placed Klaus Fischer on the league’s all-time scoring charts.
The Poland striker could have had more against his former club, snatching at a volley that he sent wide before converting Sane’s centre from close range and beating Marwin Hitz from the spot.
Dortmund looked set to see out a cagier second half but Goretzka and Lewandowski both found the bottom corner with accurate finishes in the closing stages to continue Bayern’s hold over Dortmund – they have won the past seven meetings between the sides at the Allianz Arena by an aggregate of 30-5.
In Spain . . .
Eighteen-year-old Ilaix Moriba scored his first goal for Barcelona to help them overcome Osasuna and move back to within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Lionel Messi set Jordi Alba up for the opener, while Barca’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved well from Kike Barja and Ruben Garcia before the break.
Moriba ensured victory with an excellent finish from outside the area.
Barcelona’s crucial presidential election takes place on Sunday.
Barca, a club grappling with financial problems while also attempting to keep six-time Ballon d’Or award winner Messi, will elect a new president on Sunday from three candidates – Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa.
Victory was Barcelona’s second since the club’s Nou Camp offices were raided on Monday and former president Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested in a probe related to allegations of improper management and business corruption.
Osasuna, a side 11 places adrift of Barca, were first to threaten, with Ter Stegen at full stretch to push Barja’s effort wide.
A brilliantly threaded pass from Messi and fierce finish from Alba into the roof of the net put Barca ahead, but it was Ter Stegen who ensured they maintained that lead after foiling Garcia.
Osasuna worked hard to limit Barca after the break, but they failed to find an equaliser before substitute Moriba opened his Barca account with a fine curled finish.
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, who were 10 points clear of Barca at the end of January, host third-placed city rivals Real Madrid on Sunday.
In France . . .
Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain reached the last 16 of the French Cup with victory over Brest.
Mbappe opened the scoring early on before Pablo Sarabia doubled the visitors’ lead in the final minute of the first half.
Mbappe completed the scoring with his 25th goal of the campaign in all competitions.
Holders PSG have reached the final of the French Cup in each of the last six seasons, winning five.