The leaders of Bayern Munich failed to beat Werder Bremen for the first time in 20 Bundesliga games after a 1-1 draw at home

On a day when the Champions surprisingly slipped, Schalke found himself winless after eight games following a 2-0 home loss to Wolfsburg

In Munich, Maximilian Eggestein gave Bremen a deserved lead just before the break but Kingsley Coman equalized in the 62nd minute and the visitors held on despite great pressure from Bayern

Bayer Leverkusen, second, beat Arminia Bielefeld 2-1 late and coronavirus-stricken Hoffenheim drew 3-3 at home against Stuttgart

Bayern gave 17-year-old Jamal Musiala a first start, while absent Niklas Suele and Bouna Sarr joined a long list of injuries with Lucas Hernandez limping in the first half

Of the German squad which lost 6-0 to Spain in midweek, only Manuel Neuer started for Bayern but Leon Goretzka quickly entered, with Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry on the bench until second half time

Bayern were lackluster in the first half and Bremen, almost relegated last season but ninth this season, scored when Eggestein first knocked out Josh Sargent’s withdrawal

“After last season where he tried to play good football and it didn’t help we decided to have a little more stability Today it worked”

Injuries and the lack of supporters in the Allianz Arena due to the pandemic weighed on the triple winners, but they improved after the break and Coman scored a similar goal to his winner of the final of the Champions League, although goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka could have done better

Bayern’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting shot too late despite being perfectly placed, but Bremen had chances to win him too

Wout Weghorst’s header gave Wolfsburg an early lead over Schalke, who barely made it into the game from the empty stands at Gelsenkirchen and it was no surprise when Xaver Schlager brought the score to 2-0

Hoffenheim tried to postpone their game against Stuttgart to Sunday due to seven players with coronavirus, but their request was rejected

The hosts took the lead against the run of the game by Christoph Baumgartner, but Nicolas Gonzalez equalized shortly after in the 18th minute with an equally impressive strike

Silas Wamangituka then put Stuttgart in the lead only for England side Ryan Sessegnon to equalize in the second half

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Source: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7022682/bundesliga-leaders-bayern-held-by-bremen/?cs=14275