The defending champions lost 3-1 to RB Leipzig in Munich on Saturday, giving Dortmund all the trumps. If BVB, which is currently one point behind Bayern, wins in Augsburg on Sunday and then in a week’s time at home against Mainz, they will be champions again for the first time since 2012. In the past ten years, Munich had always ended up in first place.
For a long time, Bayern had a hand on the championship trophy. In front of 75,000 spectators in the sold-out Allianz Arena, Serge Gnabry made it 1-0 in the 25th minute with a sharp shot into the near corner via the post. Bayern had the game and their opponents under control – until Leipzig hit back hard. The presumed Bayern signing and ÖFB team player Konrad Laimer scored the equalizer after a counterattack after a Munich corner was blocked (65′).
And things got even worse for the league leaders: Christopher Nkunku converted the penalty due after his compatriot Benjamin Pavard fouled him (76th). And then there was another penalty. This time Dominik Szoboszlai converted after a handball from Bayern defender Noussair Mazraoui (85th). With the win, Leipzig secured their Champions League ticket prematurely as third in the table.
Afterwards, Laimer said in the “Sky” interview: “We didn’t start well, but then we realized that we had our chances. We took them and didn’t win undeservedly.” When asked if he would move to Bayern after this season, the ÖFB international said: “Let’s see.”