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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig Stumble as Freiburg Go Top

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said Saturday his team lacked their usual energy after they were held to a draw for the second week in a row at Union Berlin and knocked off the top spot in the Bundesliga.

Union battled to a well-earned 1-1 draw at home to Bayern, allowing fellow high-fliers Freiburg to leapfrog their way into first after they beat Bayer Leverkusen in a five-goal thriller.


“In the end, it was a fair result. The energy which I’ve praised so often in the last few weeks wasn’t really there today,” said Nagelsmann, adding that his side would need to perk up in their Champions League opener against Inter next Wednesday.

“Union showed today what makes them so strong. In the end, it was a top-of-the-table clash in which both sides deserved to draw,” added Bayern striker Thomas Mueller.

After their impressive start to the season, Union had begun the day hot on Bayern’s heels with only goal difference separating the two teams.

They showed why early in the first half, taking the lead through Sheraldo Becker with a brilliantly worked free-kick to stun the champions and send the home crowd into ecstasy.

Their celebrations were cut short a few minutes later as Bayern immediately turned the screws and Kimmich levelled the scores with a fizzing, first-time finish from the edge of the area.

Bayern were repeatedly thwarted by Danish goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow as both sides had chances to win the game in a thrilling battle after the break.

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