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After Liverpool's five-star display vs. Roma and defeat for last week's leaders Bayern at the hands of Real Madrid, the Anfield club have gone top.
Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng injured a thigh muscle in the Champions League semifinal and may not be fit for the World Cup.
What Bayern Munich are in Germany, Real Madrid are in Europe, a squad fired by a sense of infallibility. But Bayern's profligacy also cost them.
Speaking to Die Zeit, Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt said doping a player would result in a drop in performance in the following match.
A frustrated Sule said Bundesliga champions Bayern had failed to take their chances and should have beaten Zinedine Zidane's side.
The semifinal first-legs had plenty of goals, and Liverpool and Real Madrid dominate Nick Ames' best XI. With no Roma players making the cut.
UEFA has opened a disciplinary case against Bayern Munich after a pitch invasion and an "illicit" banner was seen in the crowd against Real Madrid.
Germany international Boateng joined from Manchester City in 2011 and has won six Bundesliga titles and a Champions League.
Injuries and some missed chances from Franck Ribery conspired to put Bayern in a familiar UCL spot: Heading to the Bernabeu 2-1 down.
Both Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng limped off early, while Bayern also confirmed Javi Martinez suffered a concussion in the second half.
Bayern face their fourth semifinal loss in five seasons since winning the Champions League in 2013. Tuesday's game was a microcosm of their issues.
Forward Thomas Muller said Bayern Munich were "too naive" as he and his manager both rued a number of missed chances in Wednesday's 2-1 home defeat.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed his side's performance in coming from a goal down to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League.