The Bayern lead by world footballer Robert Lewandowski was not uncontroversial because of a previous offside (9th). What follows is a fast, historic first half. Bayern last conceded more than three goals in the first 45 minutes in the league in 1975. This time there were four. In the first year after the departure of David Alaba, the Munich team seemed more vulnerable on the defensive. In the past five games, the series champion has only played once to zero.
Christopher Antwi-Adjei equalized (14′), Jürgen Locadia took the penalty for Bochum’s lead (38′). Dayot Upamecano had previously grabbed the ball. Two extraordinary goals follow. After half of Bayern’s back team had been duped with a “Gurkerl” and a Fersler, Schloss Cristian Gamboa looked away (40th). Four minutes later, Gerrit Hotmann flicked the ball into the far corner (44′).
“Take off the Bavarians’ lederhosen,” echoed through the Ruhr Stadium. For the Munich team, who started with the best line-up, it was the highest break deficit in the Bundesliga since November 2007 (0:3 against Stuttgart). Sven Ulreich, who replaced Manuel Neuer in goal, who had had an operation on the meniscus, was not to blame.
The Bochum team show Salzburg how to get to grips with the star ensemble from Munich. The climber increases the enormous fighting spirit to the day. Lewandowski scored his 26th league goal of the season (75′), but his free kick in the finish landed on the crossbar (86′). Bochum brought the sensational victory over time. ÖFB team player Marcel Sabitzer was only allowed to play for the last 15 minutes at Bayern.
The first pursuer Borussia Dortmund could get the Munich team up to six points closer with a win at Union Berlin on Sunday. “It was a shitty game. We shouldn’t lose tension just to make things more exciting in the Bundesliga,” said Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann. It was the second defeat in five games for his team since the Christmas break. At the start of spring, they had already suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Mönchengladbach.
The Gladbachers landed their first second win in the last ten league games – against a direct competitor. Goals from Kouadio Kone (30th), Jonas Hofmann (46th) and Ramy Bensebaini (67th) made coach Hütter a little more secure in the saddle the day after his 52nd birthday. “Such a victory should give self-confidence. The old face is back,” said ÖFB right-back Stefan Lainer. Four points prevent Borussia between themselves and the Augsburgers lying on the relegation place with Michael Gregoritsch, who only managed to score twice.
Another point ahead of Gladbach is VfL Wolfsburg, who made room for themselves with a 2-0 (1-0) win at Eintracht Frankfurt. Wolfsburg were also allowed to report the somewhat flattering victory to Martin Hinteregger. The Carinthian lives only at the edge of the penalty area Max Kruse over the heap. The Wolfsburg returnee pocketed the penalty himself (28′). In the end, Hinteregger, who continues to lack the consistency of previous years this season, served an unsuccessful header return to Wolfsburg’s Dodi Lukebakio, who struck from a tight angle (93′). Oliver Glasner’s Frankfurters only got four points from five rounds in the spring.
Things are going even worse for VfB Stuttgart. Without Sasa Kalajdzic, who suffered a calf injury, Stuttgart lost 2: 4 (0: 1) against third-placed Bayer Leverkusen. Augsburg is missing another four points. Another five points behind are Greuther Fürth, but the tail light drew new hope with a 2-1 (1-0) win over Hertha BSC Berlin. Fürth has only lost one of the last six games. Freiburg and Mainz with the Austrians Philipp Lienhart and the strong Karim Onisiwo separated 1:1 (0:1).