Bayern Munich with a surprise fall to Bochum

Bochum, back in the Bundesliga, imposed a historic loss on defending champions Bayern Munich after they kicked four goals in the first half to emerge a 4-2 winner on Saturday and avenge their 7-0 loss in the 22 stage.

Despite two goals from Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (9 and 75), the Bavarian giant’s net was shaken four times in the first half, with goals from Ghanaian winner Christopher Antwi-Adjei (14), Dutchman Jurgen Locadia (38 from the penalty spot), Costa Rican Christian Gamboa (40) and Gerrit Holtmann (44) rotating.

Bayern were ready for their European match four days later against Austrian Salzburg in the Champions League final with a fourth successive win in the league, but Bochum punished revenge for the 7-0 result in the fifth stage.

Bayern Munich have 52 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund who have 43 and will face Union Berlin on Sunday, while Bochum are up to 28 points in 11th place.

Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach, threatened with relegation to the second division, won the first away to Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 and the second away to Augsburg 3-2.

Wolfsburg, who won their second consecutive victory, advanced to 12th place with 27 points, while Monchengladbach climbed to 13th place with 26 points.

Bottom-placed Greuther Furth also scored their third victory of the season at the expense of Hertha Berlin 2-1.

Freiburg drew with Mainz 1-1.

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