Berlin, Sep 29: Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich suffered their first defeat of the season, falling 0-2 to hosts Hertha Berlin, who are now tied on points with the leaders at 13.
Bayern retains the top spot on goal difference, but will drop to third place if Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen – both on 11 points – win their respective games this weekend, reports Efe.
Hertha on Friday opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Vedad Ibisevic converted from the spot after teammate Salomon Kalou was brought down in the box by Bayern’s Jerome Boateng.
Arjen Robben’s failure to score into an open net in the 39th minute summed up the night for the Munich club. The price of that mistake became clearer five minutes later with Ondrej Duda’s strike from close range to make it 2-0 for Hertha.
While Bayern dominated possession in the second half, their lapses in the final third combined with some timely interventions by Hertha keeper Thomas Kraft to preserve a clean sheet for the hosts.