Bundesliga Bayern Munich Suffer Third Consecutive League Defeat To Bochum

Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 3-2 loss at lowly Bochum on Sunday, suffering a third successive defeat for the first time since 2015 and leaving them eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga title race.

The result followed a 3-0 league defeat to Leverkusen last weekend and a 1-0 loss against Lazio in the Champions League as coach Thomas Tuchel came under renewed pressure.

Bayern were also reduced to 10 men with 13 minutes remaining when Dayot Upamecano elbowed Kevin Stoeger in the box, picking up a second yellow, giving away a penalty and seeing red for the second match in a row.

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Stoeger blasted the penalty past Manuel Neuer to give Bochum a 3-1 lead.

With three minutes left, Harry Kane gave Bayern a lead back. He even had a late opportunity to tie the score, but he blasted a weak header straight at Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann.

In three of their previous five encounters, Bayern had defeated Bochum 7-0. The visitors took the lead early on thanks to a goal from Jamal Musiala after just 14 minutes.

After more than three hours of play, the German champs scored their first goal.

Soon after, Kane got a one-on-one opportunity with Riemann, but he skied his shot into the stands.

After taking a few waves of Bayern pressure, the home team equalised after 38 minutes when Takuma Asano scored a low shot past Neuer during a counterattack.

Six minutes later, Keven Schlotterbeck headed in a corner, and Bayern was behind.

The visitors took the lead early in the second half, but Bochum held their own against the German powerhouses after the game was delayed for twelve minutes due to protests by supporters against the Bundesliga’s investment plan.

Upamecano and Stoeger collided during a corner contest with just over ten minutes left, and Upamecano was sent off.

Stoeger’s penalty was sent low and hard to the right, past Neuer’s outstretched hand, in the pouring rain.

After 87 minutes, Kane was set up by Bayern’s young attacker Mathys Tel to get Bayern back into the game, but Kane squandered a fantastic opportunity to grab a last-gasp point.

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