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Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich lost their first game since September on Friday by losing a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Hansi Flick’s men were stunned at Hoffenheim four months ago when Andrej Kramaric’s double inspired the homeless to a shocking 4-1 win, but Bayern made up for that loss by embarking on a 20-game unbeaten streak in all competitions.
It seemed that Bayern was going to make the 21 when Florian Neuhaus’s hand was spotted and punished with a penalty, which Robert Lewandowski was not wrong. Europe’s top scorer now has 20 goals in just 14 games.
The good times continued to flow as Bayern made the two in the 26th minute through Leon Goretzka, who finished off an excellent one-two with the fantastic Leroy Sané with a long-range shot to ease the pressure on Bayern’s shoulders. .
However, it could have done too good a job as the Flick side was soon punished for taking their foot off the gas. Jonas Hofmann kicked off the comeback shortly after half an hour, shooting home to ensure that Bayern’s streak without a clean sheet extends to ten Bundesliga games.
Hofmann snatched another at the edge of the break, and it was Gladbach who was frustrated to see the referee blow his whistle for the break as they could feel Bayern had been shaken up.
Whatever Flick said during the break, it obviously didn’t work as Gladbach went ahead after just four minutes.
Niklas Sule’s docile pass was intercepted by Hofmann, whose dismissal allowed Neuhaus to make up for his earlier mistake with a glorious shot into the upper right corner of Manuel Neuer’s goal.
Defeat remains a worrying trend for the Flick team, which has now lagged behind in its last nine Bundesliga matches. While they only got points on three of them, it’s obviously something the boss will be willing to fix.
Bayern still lead the Bundesliga with 33 points, two points ahead of second-placed RB Leipzig. Julian Nagelsmann’s team could jump to first place with a win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
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