Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Bayern Munich were beaten for the first time all season, going down to a shock 3-1 defeat at a previously winless BATE Borisov in the UEFA Champions League Bayern's players paid their annual visit to the city's Oktoberfest after making it seven league wins in a row against Hoffenheim. <br>For new signing Javi Martinez (l.), it was his first time in Bavarian <i>Tracht</i>, and he was shown the ropes by Bastian Schweinsteiger Defending champions Borussia Dortmund slipped to nine points behind Bayern as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hannover, thanks to a goal by Mame Diouf (r.) Business on the road to FIFA World Cup 2014 was resumed with Germany putting six past Ireland, Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos (3. r.) among the scorers And four days later, they were coasting towards another victory after establishing a 4-0 lead against Sweden... ...but in one of the most incredible turnarounds in history, Sweden fought back to end Germany's 100% start to qualifying with a 4-4 draw.<br>Bayern Munich defenders Philipp Lahm (l.) and Holger Badstuber (c.) trudged off the field in a state of disbelief Ibrahim Afellay helped Schalke 04 down local rivals Borussia Dortmund, establishing themselves as Bayern hunter number one after victory in the Revierderby But there was no such joy for former Schalke coach Felix Magath, who drew a line under Wolfsburg's disappointing start to the<br>season by resigning from his position as head coach, being replaced by Lorenz-Guenther Koestner Bayer 04 Leverkusen then ended Bayern's perfect start to the season on Matchday 9 with a 2-1 win in Munich, thanks to Sydney Sam's (c.) late deflected winner
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