Leon Bailey double sinks Bayern

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.

Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry (R) and Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey vie for the ball during the match. PHOTO: AFP