Leipzig fans thought their team was on course for a third successive win against Bayern Munich after Loïs Openda and Castello Lukeba goals but champions Bayern rallied through a Harry Kane penalty a Leroy Sané strike to spoil the home party.
Having seen Bayer Leverkusen take top spot in the Bundesliga standings prior to this encounter, previous leaders Bayern began their Matchday 6 meeting with intent. A quick free kick led to Kane playing Jamal Musiala in on goal but the 20-year-old was foiled by a solid Janis Blaswich stop. Leipzig were without some key personnel here, captain Willi Orban and creator-in-chief Dani Olmo included. Yet the hosts boasted an impressive record against their opponents of late and they used the know-how gained from two recent wins against Bayern to their advantage. Not long after Emil Forsberg drove a shot at an empty goal wide following some slack play between Konrad Laimer and Sven Ulreich, Die Roten Bullen hit the front. Xaver Schlager's defence-splitting pass for Openda saw the Belgian hold off Minjae Kim before sending a shot off the foot of the Bayern defender and past Ulreich. Just six minutes later and it was 2-0. Stretching for, and missing, a Leipzig corner, Ulreich cut a despairing figure as Openda headed into the path of Lukeba to drive home his first Bundesliga goal.
Thomas Tuchel introduced Raphaël Guerreiro - making his first Bundesliga appearance for Bayern - and Mathys Tel at the break as the tactician looked to change his side's fortunes. The visitors certainly got a break when a Sané free-kick hit Benjamin Henrichs's elbow inside the Leipzig area, allowing Kane to step up and drill a penalty past Blaswich. When Marco Rose's men lost Kevin Kampl to injury thereafter, the game's momentum noticeably switched. Leading a Bayern breakaway, Musiala expertly played in Sané who - seeking his fifth Bundesliga goal of the season - found the corner of the net with the utmost of confidence. The game pulsating towards a frantic conclusion, Fábio Carvalho and Benjamin Šeško just failed to produce a winner while the latter was then expertly foiled by Ulreich as both sides ultimately settled for a point.
- Kane is the first Bayern player in history to score eight goals after his first six Bundesliga appearances. Among all Bundesliga players past or present, only Erling Haaland hit more in that time (nine).
- England's record goalscorer has scored all four penalties he has taken for Bayern, including three in the Bundesliga.
- Sané's five goals in his first six Bundesliga games is a new personal best for the forward.
- Leipzig's 16 goals after six Bundesliga matchdays is a new club record.
- Leipzig had previously won 39 games in the Bundesliga in which they were two goals up at the break.
- The Red Bulls have netted three times from corners this term, matching Bayern's leading total.
- Bayern have conceded four of their six Bundesliga goals this season from dead balls.
- Castello Lukeba scored his first Bundesliga goal in his fifth German top-flight game.
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Leipzig: Blaswich - Henrichs (Klostermann 86'), Simakan, Castello, Raum - Xavi, Schlager, Kampl (c) (Seiwald 64'), Forsberg (Baumgartner 72') - Openda (Carvalho 86'), Poulsen (Šeško 72')
Unused subs: Gulácsi, Lenz, Haidara, Moriba
Out: Bitshiabu (knee), Olmo (knee), Orban (knee), Werner (back)
Coach: Marco Rose
Bayern: Ulreich - Laimer, Upamecano, Kim, Davies - Kimmich (c), Goretzka (Guerreiro 46') - Sané, Musiala (Choupo-Moting 87'), Coman (Tel 46') - Kane
Unused subs: Peretz, Sarr, Müller, Mazraoui, Krätzig
Out: Buchmann (thigh), De Ligt (knee), Gnabry (fractured arm), Neuer (broken leg)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
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