BERLIN (AFP) – Leon Bailey scored twice as Bayern Munich crashed 2-1 at home to 10-man Bayer Leverkusen last Saturday night, while RB Leipzig top the Bundesliga after a nervous 3-2 win at bottom side Paderborn.
Hansi Flick lost for the first time in five games as Bayern’s interim coach after Jamaica winger Bailey scored first-half goals for Leverkusen.
Mid-table Leverkusen finished with 10 men after defender Jonathan Tah saw a late red card for fouling Philippe Coutinho.
Leipzig’s win over Paderborn allowed them to open a two-point lead over Borussia Moenchenglabach.
Flick, put in charge until at least January, had won his first four games with 16 goals scored and zero conceded – the best start by a coach in Bayern’s proud history.
However, little went right for Bayern, who are fourth and trail Leipzig by three points.
“I didn’t flip out after winning four games and I won’t now,” said Flick.
“We knew Leverkusen were good on the counter and they took their chances mercilessly; we didn’t take ours.”
Bayern hit the woodwork three times, had 75 per cent possession and 24 shots on goal, twice as many as Leverkusen.