– Advertisement – Image:Robert Lewandowski scores 22nd Bayern goal against former side Dortmund Robert Lewandowski kept up his sensational Klassiker form as Bayern Munich topped the Bundesliga with a rollercoaster 3-2 victory at Borussia Dortmund.Lewandowski – who also saw two other goals ruled out by VAR – netted his 22nd goal against his former employers from Lucas Hernandez’s cross three minutes after half-time to give the visitors the lead for the first time in the game, with Marco Reus’ close-range finish moments before the break already cancelled out by David Alaba’s deflected effort in first-half injury time.- Advertisement – Bayern proved the more clinical side in an end-to-end game as substitute Leroy Sane added a third following a fine run from midfield (80), before the otherwise wasteful Erling Haaland gave Dortmund hope from Raphael Guerreiro’s ball in behind (82).But in a match the hosts may have felt they deserved more from, it was their visitors who went top of the Bundesliga, ensuring Hansi Flick kept up his 100-per-cent record against Bayern’s biggest rivals and secured their sixth win from seven league games. Kimmich was forced off injured in the 36th minute of the 3-2 win in the Bundesliga top-of-the-table clash.Bayern have said that their medical staff expect Kimmich to be available for selection again in two months.Hasan Salihamidzic, a Bayern board member, said: “We’re glad that Joshua (Kimmich) will probably be available again in a matter of weeks.- Advertisement – “We’ll support him in his rehabilitation as best we can.”Bayern hold on to win Klassiker thriller Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich has been ruled out until January after having surgery on a knee injury he suffered during the 3-2 Klassiker victory over Borussia Dortmund.The German international had an operation on his right lateral meniscus on Sunday evening.- Advertisement –
In addition to Hitchen’s appointment, the consolidator has also brought in former Hannover Life Re chief executive Wolf Becke as a member of its commitments committee, which assesses new clients for transfer into the SuperFund.Becke led Hannover Life Re as it became the first reinsurance counterparty for Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), a specialist UK insurer of DB pension funds. PIC was set up by Edi Truell, whose Disruptive Capital investment vehicle has also backed the Pension SuperFund.Becke currently chairs for supervisory board of reinsurer Aegon Blue Square Re and the board of directors at UK life insurer Vitality.Luke Webster, the Pension SuperFund’s CEO, said: “We are building a team at The Pension SuperFund that will ensure first class leadership and governance for the future, all united by our purpose to improve the security of members’ pension promises.”He indicated that further appointments would be announced in the next few days, as the company continued to prepare for its first deal.The appointments follow the loss of the Pension SuperFund’s first chief executive, Alan Rubenstein, who left after just six months at the helm. Private equity firm Warburg Pincus also backed out of providing financial support for the venture last month. The Pension SuperFund – set up earlier this year to promote consolidation among UK defined benefit (DB) schemes – has appointed Chris Hitchen as its first board chairman.Hitchen has held senior roles in the UK pension industry for more than 20 years, including as chief investment officer and then chief executive officer of RPMI Railpen, the industry-wide scheme for the country’s railways sector.He left this role last year and now holds non-executive positions at several financial services groups, including chairing the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, a collaboration between 12 local authority pension funds. He also chairs two pension schemes for UK housing associations and is board member at NEST. Hitchen described the Pension SuperFund as “an important and timely innovation”, adding that “well-run, right-scaled institutions” were vital to improving retirement outcomes.