Bay­ern Mu­nich loses to 'Glad­bach, Dort­mund wins dra­matic game 4-3

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - SPORT -

Bay­ern Mu­nich slumped to an­other de­feat in the Bun­desliga as Borus­sia Moenchenglad­bach pounded the de­fend­ing cham­pion 3-0 on Satur­day.

Mean­while, Borus­sia Dort­mund main­tained its un­beaten start in dra­matic fash­ion. Bay­ern, beaten by Hertha Ber­lin last week­end, was bid­ding to end a three-game run with­out a win, but the lat­est loss will pile the pres­sure on Niko Ko­vac and call into ques­tion his on­go­ing ten­ure as coach.

"We're mak­ing too many in­di­vid­ual mis­takes and these are caus­ing un­cer­tainty in the team," Ko­vac said.

Bay­ern started the sea­son with seven wins across all com­pe­ti­tions, but has dropped to fifth af­ter seven rounds of the league, four points be­hind Dort­mund.

'Glad­bach striker Alas­sane Plea capped a fine team move by elud­ing Nik­las Suele and curl­ing his shot from dis­tance be­yond Manuel Neuer in­side the far post in the 10th.

Just six min­utes later, Lars Stindl left Mats Hum­mels stand­ing and made it 2-0. Jonas Hof­mann played the fi­nal pass for both goals.

Ko­vac brought on Franck Ribery and Serge Gnabry in a bid to shake a re­sponse from his side at the break, but 'Glad­bach main­tained its grip of the game.

Robert Le­wandowski had a goal ruled out for off­side, and Patrick Her­rmann rubbed salt in Bay­ern's wounds when he scored the third with min­utes to play.


Dort­mund sub­sti­tute Paco Alcacer com­pleted a hat trick with the last kick of the game for a 4-3 win over Augs­burg.

The Span­ish striker twice drew Dort­mund level be­fore Mario Goetze, an­other sub­sti­tute, scored on his first league ap­pear­ance of the sea­son to make it 3-2 to Dort­mund in the 84th minute.

Dort­mund fans were al­ready cel­e­brat­ing what they thought was an­other come­back win - the side came from two goals down to beat Bayer Lev­erkusen 4-2 last week­end - when Michael Gre­goritsch replied for the vis­i­tors with a header from a cor­ner for 3-3.

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