Gladbach stun Bayern 2-1 with last-gasp penalty

Hansi Flick

Hansi Flick

Borussia Monchengladbach stayed top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as Ramy Bensebaini scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, in a 2-1 comeback win over champions Bayern Munich.

Bayern's Corentin Tolisso was taken off injured but his replacement Ivan Perisic delivered in the 49th, turning 180 degrees and firing home for the lead.

Bayern, now seven points adrift in the title race, went ahead at Borussia Park when Ivan Perisic fired home just after the break, but defender Bensebaini headed Gladbach level with an hour gone.

A second straight league loss puts pressure on Hansi Flick, who has been put in charge until January and was tipped to see out the season as interim boss after winning his first five games.

The Algerian then struck his decisive stoppage-time penalty after Bayern's Javi Martinez was sent off for a second yellow card.

Bensebaini equalised for Monchengladbach 11 minutes later with a header after a Jonas Hoffmann corner kick.

Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer denied Bayern on a number of occasions, including by keeping the ball on the line with his fingertips at one point.

Martinez clattered Gladbach forward Marcus Thuram inside the penalty area, earning his marching orders before the Algeria centre-back made no mistake from the spot.

The Spain global trudged off after being shown second a yellow card as Bensebaini showed nerves of steel to convert the penalty.

Bayern slid down three places after Bayer Leverkusen secured a 2-1 win at home to Schalke thanks to a pair of goals from Lucas Alario.

It was another wasteful performance from Bayern, who should have scored several goals through Thomas Muller and the league's top scorer Robert Lewandowski in a dominant first half.

Elsewhere, RB Leipzig recorded a fifth win on the trot as Timo Werner netted twice in a 3-1 victory at home to Hoffenheim.

Midfielder Marcel Sabitzer scored Leipzig's late third goal before defender Erim Bicakcic pulled back a consolation goal for Hoffeheim just before the whistle.

Both teams could have scored the victor in the remaining minutes, but it was the home side who sent the ball into the back of the net.

Having ground out a 2-1 win with 10 men at Jurgen Klinsmann's relegation-threatened Hertha Berlin last weekend, Dortmund ran riot after the break at home with four second-half goals.

Reus, then Sancho both claimed their second goals inside a devastating four-minute spell just before the whistle.

Freiburg moved up to fifth, a point above Bayern, with a 1-0 win at home to Wolfsburg thanks to a second-half victor from Jonathan Schmid while mid-table Augsburg enjoyed a 2-1 win at home to Mainz.

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