Bayern were forced to settle for a draw in Saturday’s match against Leipzig. The Bundesliga defending champions had to come from behind twice to claim a point against a spirited Leipzig side who scored three times before the 50th minute.
The match had been billed to be exciting, and boy did it deliver.
Bayern headed into the tie as the league’s top-scoring side after 10 games. The Bavarians, however, were facing a Leipzig side that had conceded just six times in the league.
With the visitors now firmly established among the top-three sides in German football, Leipzig were in a hurry to press home their status as a Bundesliga top dog in this tie.
The front three of Justin Kluivert, Emil Forsberg and Christopher Nkunku caused an experienced Bayern defence all sort of problems. The Visitors looked were brilliant early on putting Bayern in tight positions and harrying them and causing all sorts of problems in the final third.
The visitors could have been ahead in the early moments of the game, only for the woodwork to deny Marcel Spitzer.
Their hard work early on in the game paid off in the 19th minute through a Christopher Nkunku goal.
Bayern responded moments later when a fantastic Jamal Musiala who came in for the injured Javi Martinez, the England Under-21 International, finding the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Thomas Muller followed up Musiala’s strike with a quick-fire goal in the 34th minute, but Leipzig were not to be kept out as the equalised immediately courtesy of Justin Kluivert to end the first half with the tie at 2:2.
The second half started as intensively as the first and Leipzig took the lead once more through an Emil Forsberg goal following a teasing cross by Angelino. Their third goal looked to have won them the game only for Kingsley Coman to set up Thomas Muller for Bayern’s third.
In the end, the spoils were shared and both managers will feel hardly unsatisfied with the result, as both teams deserved to win. Bayern remains first while Leipzig stay in second place with 21points.
Both teams are back in action in mid-week before they turn their attention to the league next weekend.