Bayern Munich’s defensive frailties lastly took their toll as Borussia Mönchengladbach got here from two targets all the way down to beat the Bundesliga chief 3-2 on Friday.
Jonas Hofmann scored twice and Florian Neuhaus supplied the bow as Gladbach dealt Bayern simply its second defeat in 15 video games.
“Gladbach had been very environment friendly. They brutally punished three errors that we made,” coach Hansi Flick mentioned.
Bayern conceded first in every of its earlier eight league video games however recovered to lose none.
Flick was decided for his workforce to make a great begin and Bayern was given a gap early on when Neuhaus was penalized by means of VAR for handball within the penalty space.
Robert Lewandowski duly transformed the penalty within the 20th minute, consequently additionally ending Bayern’s behavior of conceding the primary objective.
Leon Goretzka then gained the ball in midfield, performed a one-two with Leroy Sané, and doubled Bayern’s lead within the 26th.
However the defending champions’ points hadn’t gone away, as Hofmann confirmed when he beat the guests’ offside lure to attain after a superb by means of ball from Lars Stindl.
Stindl gained the ball from Joshua Kimmich to arrange Hofmann once more simply earlier than halftime. The objective was initially flagged offside, however a VAR evaluation confirmed Hofmann was behind Niklas Süle when Stindl performed him by means of. Hofmann had loads of time to choose his spot and he stayed cool earlier than slotting the ball contained in the left put up.
“We twice misplaced the ball the place we shouldn’t lose the ball and we didn’t react to it correctly,” Goretzka mentioned.
Süle was once more at fault when Gladbach obtained its third objective within the 49th, when his wayward move was intercepted by Hofmann, who performed a one-two with Breel Embolo earlier than laying the ball off for Neuhaus, who let fly contained in the top-right nook.
“Sadly, they punished these two or three unhealthy passes that we had within the buildup,” Thomas Müller mentioned. “However ultimately it’s pointless to speak in regards to the targets conceded. We didn’t make sufficient of our strain within the second half.”
Leipzig can transfer to the highest on Saturday with a win at house over Borussia Dortmund.