Champions Bayern Munich were knocked off the top of the Bundesliga as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Union Berlin.
Superb performance and a great result for Union Berlin. What a season they’re having 🔨⚽#Bundesliga #FCUFCB pic.twitter.com/FWTeRhYQmV
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) December 12, 2020
Union Berlin took advantage of the slow start made by Bayern, and went ahead in the fourth minute. Christopher Trimmel’s corner was glanced in by Grischa Proemel to give the hosts the perfect start. He became the 12th different goal-scorer for Union this season.
It was the fifth consecutive Bundesliga game that Bayern had conceded the first goal.
Union were getting in behind Bayern’s defence and had the chance to make it two when Taiwo Awoniyi went through on goal, but his shot went just wide.
Hansi Flick’s side equalised in the 67th minute when Kingsley Coman dribbled past two defenders and cut the ball back for Robert Lewandowski to score in his 200th Bundesliga match for Bayern Munich. He has scored 175 goals in that run.
It was the third game in a row that Lewandowski had scored against Union Berlin.
Leroy Sane nearly snatched a late winner for Bayern, but his header was superbly clawed out by Andreas Luthe.
What it means
Bayern have been leapfrogged by Bayer Leverkusen in the table, and have dropped down to second – a point off the top.
Union Berlin remain sixth with 17 points.
Featured image: Union Berlin’s German midfielder Grischa Proemel (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Union Berlin vs FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)