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Bayern suffer first league defeat of campaign as Kagawa fires Dortmund to thrilling stoppage-time win

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Bayern suffer first league defeat of campaign as Kagawa fires Dortmund to thrilling stoppage-time win

It has finally happened! Bayern Munich have lost their first match in the Bundesliga since May of this year.

Three goals in the space of 14 minutes was enough for Borussia Mönchengladbach to dish up defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund gave their fans quite the thrill in a dramatic tie against Wolfsburg to edge closer to their league-leading rivals.

Bayern downed by The Foals

Bayern’s unbeaten start to the season ended at the hands of Mönchengladbach who had Sweden left-back Oscar Wendt to thank for their opener.

Borussia struck twice more in three second-half minutes. Striker Lars Strindl finishing well from Granit Xhaka’s knockdown for the side’s second while the third saw Fabian Johnson meet Julian Korb’s through ball to slot home past Manuel Neuer.

Substitute Franck Ribery marked his return following nine months out injured by finding the net for Bayern but it was too late to help prevent his side from sinking to their first defeat of the campaign.

Bayern remain top of the table but are now five points clear of second placed Borussia Dortmund, who closed the gap with victory over Wolfsburg .

Marco Reus put the title chasers on the scoreboard first.

Wolfsburg thought they had snatched the equalizer when their stoppage time penalty for a foul on Andre Schurrle was converted by Ricardo Rodriguez.

But two minutes later Shinji Kagawa finished off a stunning move to hand Dortmund to a 2-1 win and hand Wolfsburg their first home defeat since March 2014.

Up and Down

Now for our Up and down list from the action of last week, a week which was marked by an epic administrative gaffe by Real Madrid, who got themselves booted out of the Copa del Rey despite beating Cadiz 3-1. Lets see who else makes our good and bad roll call.


On the up is former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville, who despite no managerial experience, was named as Valencia’s head coach until the end of the season.

His first game at the helm is Wednesday’s crucial Champions League home match against Lyon.

Joining Neville on the up is Leicester’s 24-year-old winger Riyad Mahrez, who became the first Algerian player to score a hat-trick in England’s top-flight.

He netted all three goals in his side’s win over Swansea, which lifted them to the top of the table.


Real Madrid are down and out of the King’s Cup.

The Spaniards were expelled from the competition after fielding an ineligible player in Denis Cheryshev against Cadiz on Wednesday.

The Russian winger should have been serving a ban from when he was on loan at Villarreal last season.

Road to Euro

We continue to take you back through the history of the European championships.

The next chapter – Euro 1980, the first tournament of an expanded format – eight teams rather than four participated in the finals that year.

It was also the last time a match for the third place was played.

But who triumphed at Euro 80?

West Germany re-established themselves as Europe’s pre-eminent international force as goals by Horst Hrubesch, the second with only a minute remaining, earned Jupp Derwall’s side their second UEFA European Football Championship with a 2-1 victory against Belgium.

West Germany was the first team to win the Euro more than once.

We might be wrong

As usual we have a crack at predicting some results from selected matches across the continent this weekend. Send us your football forecasts via Facebook and Twitter, using #TheCornerScores.

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 B. Monchengladbach
Juventus 1-2 Fiorentina
Napoli 2-2 AS Roma
Atlético de Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao.