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Regular Season
  • Serge Gnabry (80')
  • Lucas Höler (89')

Bayern Munich stunned at home by late equaliser from Freiburg

Freiburg shocked champions Bayern Munich with an 89th-minute equaliser from Lucas Holer to earn a deserved point with a 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern needed a solo effort from Serge Gnabry 10 minutes from time to take the lead after another uninspiring performance by the Munich side.

The 23-year-old winger picked up the ball on the right and raced into the area before firing home from a tight angle for his first Bayern goal.

However, Holer slipped into the box to beat keeper Manuel Neuer and stun the home crowd to leave Bayern on 20 points, four behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, who they face next week.

The hosts had just two chances in the first half through Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben despite possession of close to 70 percent and playing against a team missing several key players, including top striker Nils Petersen.

Freiburg grew bolder after the break and had the ball in the net only for Tim Kleindienst's header to be ruled offside.

The introduction of Franck Ribery, playing his 400th competitive game for the club, on the hour breathed life into the Bayern attack and Gnabry's goal put them ahead before Hoeler crowned a superb Freiburg performance with the equaliser.

"We started well and we let the ball roll well," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac.

"Then we started looking to go through the centre because Freiburg were doubling up on the wings, but we struggled.

"We are frustrated and disappointed. We were leading so we should be winning."

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 17 +26 42
2 Bayern Munich 18 +20 39
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 +18 33
4 RB Leipzig 17 +14 31
5 VfL Wolfsburg 17 +5 28
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 +11 27
7 TSG Hoffenheim 18 +7 25
8 Hertha Berlin 17 -1 24
9 Bayer Leverkusen 17 -3 24
10 Werder Bremen 17 -1 22
11 SC Freiburg 17 -4 21
12 Mainz 17 -5 21
13 Schalke 04 17 -4 18
14 Fortuna Düsseldorf 17 -14 18
15 FC Augsburg 17 -4 15
16 VfB Stuttgart 17 -23 14
17 Hannover 96 17 -18 11
18 Nurnberg 17 -24 11