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Bayern one point from top spot after Hoffenheim win

Bayern Munich climbed to within one point of Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin after a comfortable 2-0 win away at Hoffenheim on Saturday. 

Bayern took the lead in the 17th minute when 19-year-old Jamal Musiala sidefooted in a corner from Joshua Kimmich while unmarked at the far post.

Bayern striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting then doubled the visitors’ lead after 38 minutes, racking up his fourth goal in three games. 

The win marked the first time Bayern have won two Bundesliga games in a row since August.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund thrashed a dishevelled Stuttgart 5-0, with English teenager Jude Bellingham netting a brace. 

Dortmund, who had only scored 13 goals in 10 Bundesliga games this season, grabbed the lead after just two minutes when Bellingham guided in a cross from former Bayern centre-back Niklas Suele. 

Suele got on the scoresheet just 10 minutes later, cracking in a cross from Julian Brandt. 

American teenager Gio Reyna added another late in the first half, before Bellingham scored a superb solo goal in the 53rd minute to put the result beyond doubt. 

Seventeen-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko scored his fourth of the season, tapping in a skidding cross from Raphael Guerreiro in the 72nd minute. 

Bayer Leverkusen’s luckless start under Xabi Alonso continued at home against Wolfsburg, with the side fighting out a 2-2 draw. 

Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby missed a penalty after just 11 minutes when he pushed a limp shot just wide of goal. Remarkably, Leverkusen have now failed to score from the spot this season despite being awarded six penalties in 11 games. 

Diaby then put Leverkusen in the lead just two minutes later, before conceding a looping own goal from German midfielder Robert Andrich. 

Leverkusen then conceded a highly contentious penalty for what looked like a foul committed by Wolfsburg attacker Lukas Nmecha, with captain Max Arnold converting from the spot. 

The home side equalised late through Jeremie Frimpong, but sit in 14th place with just two wins from 11 games. 

In Augsburg, Leipzig fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3, after the home side was reduced to 10 men. 

Goals from Mergim Berisha, Ermedin Demirovic and Ruben Vargas put the home side in a dominant position, before a red card to Iago in the 65th minute brought Leipzig back into the game. 

Leipzig scored three goals in 18 minutes through Andre Silva, Christopher Nkunku and Hugo Novoa to equalise ahead of Tuesday’s crucial home clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League. 

Freiburg rebounded after last week’s demolition by Bayern, scoring two second-half goals to reclaim third spot after a 2-0 victory over Werder Bremen. 

In Saturday’s late game, Borussia Moenchengladbach host Eintracht Frankfurt. 


Standings provided by Sofascore

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