Gladbach beat 10-man Bayern 3-2 to stretch unbeaten run against them


10-man Bayern lose at Gladbach

Dayot Upamecano's early red card proves crucial as Bayern Munich lose 3-2 at Borussia Monchengladbach to open up the Bundesliga title race.

Borussia Monchengladbach beat 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2 on Saturday to leave their opponents with a slim advantage atop the Bundesliga and stretch their unbeaten run against the champions to a club record fifth straight game in all competitions.

The result means Bayern, fresh from Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League round-of-16 first-leg win at Paris Saint-Germain, have only a one-point lead over second-placed Union Berlin after their second Bundesliga defeat of the season.

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Gladbach went ahead through Lars Stindl in the 13th minute after Bayern got off to a nightmare start with Dayot Upamecano bringing down Alassane Plea outside the box and being sent off for his last-man foul in the eighth minute.

Stindl missed a golden chance to double their lead in the 24th minute when he only had to tap in from close range but sent his shot wide.

Bayern kept going forward and were rewarded in the 35th minute with Alphonso Davies sprinting down the wing with dazzling speed and cutting back for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to slot in the equaliser with his eighth league goal this term.

Despite coming close with a Joshua Kimmich shot after the restart, Bayern fell behind again when Gladbach outplayed the visitors' outnumbered defence with a quick passing move and Jonas Hofmann completed it with a cool finish in the 55th.

Substitute Marcus Thuram made sure of the three points, after finishing off an almost identical move down the right before Mathys Tel pulled a goal back for Bayern in added time.

The Foals, who have become Bayern's bogeyman team in the league, have now claimed 10 wins against Bayern since the 2011-12 season. No other Bundesliga club has more than five in the same period.

Bayern have 43 points after 21 games, with Union Berlin on 42 from 20 before they host Schalke 044 on Sunday. Gladbach climbed to eighth place on 29.