European football: Bayern held by Stuttgart, Dortmund lose at Leipzig | European club football
Bayern Munich conceded a stoppage-time equaliser scored by the VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy from the penalty spot, as the champions endured a third consecutive Bundesliga draw.
The game started well for Bayern, with Mathys Tel scoring their opener in the 36th minute. The France youth international Tel, who at the age of 17 years and 136 days became the youngest player to start a league game for Bayern, had already scored in the German Cup first round. He scored his first league goal by drilling in a low drive from an Alphonso Davies cutback.
Julian Nagelsmann rotated heavily from the 2-0 midweek Champions League win at Inter, and his team dropped their pace in the second half, giving Stuttgart more room to push forward. They were rewarded when Chris Führich equalised from close range in the 57th but three minutes later Bayern were back in front thanks to another teenager.
Jamal Musiala, the 19-year-old former youngest league scorer for Bayern, shook off his marker with a quick change of direction and floated a superb ball into the back of the net.
The visitors had a big chance to level when Guirassy’s shot from the edge of the area bounced off the crossbar with the keeper Manuel Neuer beaten. But they earned a stoppage-time penalty through a foul by Matthijs de Ligt on Guirassy. The Guinea international kept his composure to beat Neuer and rescue a point for the visitors.
Bayern did go top of the table on goal difference with 12 points, as a result of others slipping up or playing on Sunday. Borussia Dortmund would have moved into first place with a draw but lost 3-0 at RB Leipzig, with goals from Willi Orban, Dominik Szoboszlai and Amadou Haidara sealing a morale-boosting victory and a winning debut for their new coach, Marco Rose.
Rose replaced Domenico Tedesco this week after a bad start to the league season and a 4-1 loss at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. He did not have to wait long for a goal with Orban heading in a corner in the sixth minute.
Leipzig should have scored again through Timo Werner and Szoboszlai before the Hungarian made amends, drilling in their second goal with a 25-yard missile into the top corner on the stroke of half-time.
There was far too little from the visitors with Dortmund, who face Manchester City in the Champions League next week, not managing a single shot on target. Leipzig scored again through Haidara in the 84th minute after some more sloppy Dortmund defending.
Leipzig move up to eight points in 10th place while Dortmund drop to fourth on 12. Freiburg, also on 12 points, face Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday.