A goal from French teenager Mathys Tel was not enough as Bayern Munich were held 2-2 at home against Stuttgart, their third Bundesliga draw in a row. In just his second start for Munich, Tel became the club’s youngest goalscorer as he gave the German champions a 1-0 lead at halftime. Tel is 17 years and 136 days, 69 days younger than previous honorary holder Jamal Musiala when he scored against Schalke two years ago.
Tel broke Stuttgart’s stubborn resistance in the first half 36 minutes into the first half by pushing the ball aside under visiting goalkeeper Florian Mueller after a great run-up from Alphonso Davis.
Stuttgart looked to have equalized early in the second half when Serhou Guirassy knocked the ball in from close range, but the goal was disallowed by VAR for a seemingly harmless foul on Joshua Kimmich in the run-up.
The visitors didn’t have to wait long to score their first goal, however, as Chris Fuehrich’s rocket in the 57th minute gave Manuel Neuer no chance.
Bayern sensed a resurgent energy in the visitors and quickly struck back via Musiala, now 19, who once again showed his calm and confident presence by fending off two defenders to score his third of the season.
With one eye on Robert Lewandowski’s Barcelona visit on Tuesday, Bayern tried to drain the energy from the game, making several changes and dominating possession, before a late foul by Matthijs de Ligt brought Guirassy to the spot.
The Guinea hit the ball into the top right corner of the net, giving his side their fifth draw in six games this season.
Rose dominates former club
In Leipzig, one-time Dortmund coach Marco Rose secured a win against his former side in just his first game in charge, with a 3-0 win.
Rose coached Dortmund to second place in the 2021-2022 season, before being let go in favor of current boss Edin Terzic, was only appointed as Leipzig manager on Thursday following the resignation of Domenico Tedesco.
While Dortmund started brightly, Willi Orban gave a cheering Leipzig the lead after just six minutes with a towering header.
Hungarian Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai made it 2-0 just before half-time with a evasive attack from outside the box, before former Chelsea striker Timo Werner set up Amadou Haidara in the final phase of the game to give the home side a dominant victory To deliver.
The visitors, who had a chance to finish first on the ladder with a win, are now in fourth place with three games left this round.
Hoffenheim ran out dominant victors at home against a ten-man Mainz, taking a 4-1 win to move into second on the ladder.
In Frankfurt, Wolfsburg recorded their first win of the season – and their debut Bundesliga win under former Bayern coach Niko Kovac – with a narrow 1-0 win over Eintracht.
Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen’s woes continued, holding out a 2-2 draw against humble Hertha Berlin.
Tipped at the start of the season as a golden opportunity for the title, Leverkusen could finish the round as low as 17th, depending on other results.
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