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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Niklas Süle (17')
  • Thomas Müller (20', 58')
  • Dodi Lukebakio (44', 77', 90'+3')

Bayern Munich held to draw at home by Fortuna Dusseldorf

Dodi Lukebakio completed a hat trick in stoppage time to earn Fortuna Dusseldorf a remarkable 3-3 draw at champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.

The result was a major success for promoted Dusseldorf but left Bayern in shock and without a win in three league games, after they had twice led by two goals.

It left the Bavarians fifth on 21 points, nine behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

"We have only ourselves to blame," Bayern's double scorer Thomas Mueller told reporters. "I am a bit perplexed because again we again conceded a goal late in the game. That makes the hunt for a top spot harder.

"We seem to be stuck in a phase where everything is punished. Now we stand here again and wonder what happened. Maybe we are lacking a bit of an edge."

Niklas Sule put the hosts ahead in the 17th and Thomas Mueller added another goal three minutes later as Bayern looked to be cruising to an easy win.

But Dusseldorf managed a 44th minute goal through Lukebakio with their only real scoring chance in the first half.

Mueller, struggling for form for a second consecutive season, restored their two-goal lead in the 58th with a low shot from a superb Robert Lewandowski pass.

But Bayern again failed to kill off the game despite having about 75 percent of possession before Belgian Lukebakio scored again to set up a nervous finale.

The 21-year-old then snatched the 93rd minute equaliser to pile more pressure on embattled Bayern coach Niko Kovac.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 26 +41 60
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 +34 60
3 RB Leipzig 26 +24 49
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 +14 47
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 +21 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 26 +7 42
7 VfL Wolfsburg 26 +5 42
8 Werder Bremen 26 +8 39
9 TSG Hoffenheim 26 +12 38
10 Hertha Berlin 26 +1 35
11 SC Freiburg 26 -5 31
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 -17 31
13 Mainz 26 -18 30
14 FC Augsburg 26 -10 25
15 Schalke 04 26 -17 23
16 VfB Stuttgart 26 -30 20
17 Hannover 96 26 -37 14
18 Nurnberg 26 -33 13