Berlin (AP) - FC Bayern Munich has been messing up after the gala performance of London in the Bundesliga. The team of coach Niko Kovac was defeated on Saturday the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1: 2 (0: 0) and thus conceded the first home defeat in less than a year.
This brought the leading group even closer together. Like Bayern, RB Leipzig, SC Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen have 14 points after seven match days.
Freiburg scored in the last minute a 2: 2 (0: 1) against runner-up Borussia Dortmund, who is only seventh. Leverkusen and Leipzig parted in direct duel 1: 1 (0: 0). The FSV Mainz 05 came without his suspended coach Sandro Black to a 2: 1 (2: 1) in promoted SC Paderborn and thus left the relegation zone.
In Munich was Sargis Adamyan with two goals of Hoffenheim match winner (54th and 79th). For FC Bayern, striker Robert Lewandowski had achieved with his eleventh goal this season the equalizer (73). For the Munich it was the first home defeat since 6 October 2018 (0-3 against Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Kovac had sent the same team, who had humbled Champions League finalist Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday in the second half, to the pitch. This meant Thomas Müller had to go into the series for the fifth time in a row, the World Champion of 2014 came on in the second half. "He is not someone. Thomas is very important, the others as well, "Kovac told TV broadcaster Sky, explaining his position with a strong showing in London. If need is at stake, Müller will also get his minutes.
In Freiburg, BVB played for the third time in a row 2: 2 and playful again a leadership. An own goal by Manuel Akanji sealed the draw in the 90th minute. Before that, BVB had taken the lead twice through Axel Witsel (20th) and Lukas Kübler's own goal (67th). The first Freiburg compensation marked Luca Waldschmidt (55.). Mario Götze was in the BVB starting line-up for the second time this season, especially as striker Paco Alcacer continued to suffer with achilles tendon problems.
The Leipzig showed in Leverkusen as against Olympique Lyon in the premier class (0: 2) extremely wasteful with their scoring chances. In the first half alone, the Saxons forgave five high-profile opportunities, especially Timo Werner had caught a bad day. Accordingly, Werner was replaced, his replacement Christopher Nkunku saved at least one point (78th). Leverkusen had previously taken the lead by Kevin Volland (66 ').
With Jan-Moritz Lichte on the sideline Mainz came to the second win of the season. The first-time Mainz lead by Robin Quaison (8th), Paderborn's Ben Zolinski (14th) made up quickly. Daniel Brosinski scored again for the visitors in the 32nd minute. It was the 25th penalty kick for Mainz in the series, setting a league record. Black was not allowed to follow this from his bench after his yellow-red card last week. Paderborn missed a hand penalty by Jamilu Collins (79.).