Bayern Munich legend, Oliver Kahn says his old side faced Borussia Dortmund at the right time, praising the return of Jupp Heynckes.
Bayern Munich won the Der Klassiker on Saturday, winning 3-1 and moving four points clear at the top, as Dortmund dropped to third.
Since the sacking of Ancelotti and the appointment of Heynckes, Bayern has won seven straight games and Kahn has hailed his return.
“I think the Heynckes effect, meaning the signing of Jupp Heynckes as head coach, was very useful,” the former Germany goalkeeper told Omnisport, speaking at the Golden Foot Hublot Award in Monaco.
“Heynckes arrived and the team went on to win six or seven straight, I think.
“That shows the quality Bayern Munich have and the timing to play Dortmund was perfect for them.
“Borussia is facing many problems at the moment, especially on the defensive end of the pitch and Bayern used that to their advantage.
“While Dortmund is still looking to perfect their style of play, and looking to get in shape and connecting with the new head coach, with Bayern Munich it’s a different situation.
“Jupp Heynckes knows the club and he was accepted 100 per cent from the very first day.”