Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel saw his side beaten by RB Leipzig, Image: Twitter @FCBayernEN

Bayern defeat to Leipzig hands Dortmund title edge

New twist to the title race as Bayern Munich’s hopes of an 11th successive Bundesliga title were dealt a major blow.


Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel saw his side beaten by RB Leipzig, Image: Twitter @FCBayernEN

Bayern Munich suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig on Saturday to hand Borussia Dortmund the advantage in the title race.

Bayern scored early through Serge Gnabry and looked to be in full control but Leipzig came back strongly in the second-hald to score three second-half goals to turn the match around. Goals by Konrad Laimer Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszlai were enough to secure a famous win in Munich.

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Nkunku, who struggled for game-time under Tuchel’s reign at Paris Saint-Germain, came to hunt his former coach.

Speaking about his departure from PSG in 2021, Nkunku reportedly saiud Tuchel played a key role in his decision to leave the French club.

‘The arrival of Tuchel made me think,’ Nkunku said.

Bayern looking likely to lose the Bundesliga

Bayern suffer defeat. Image: @FCBayernEN

Following Bayern’s 3-1 loss to RB Leipzig, if Dortmund win their last 2 games, they will win the Bundesliga for the first time in a decade. They play Augsburg away on Sunday, and then host Mainz in their last game of the season which would decide where the title is heading.

Thomas Tuchel’s men no longer hold destiny in their own hands now and will rely on Augsburg to hold BVB to a draw or do better by defeating them. A draw will see BVB and Munich equal on points but Tuchel’s men will remain on top due to a superior goal difference.

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Victory for Dortmund at Augsburg on Sunday would lift Edin Terzic’s team two points clear at the top heading into the final day.

Dortmund need two wins to claim the Bundesliga

Leipzig on the otherhand, managed to get their second victory over the German champions, which all but secured them Champions League football next season.