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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Kai Pröger (68')
  • Jamilu Collins (84')
  • Serge Gnabry (15')
  • Philippe Coutinho (55')
  • Robert Lewandowski (79')

Bayern Munich edge Paderborn 3-2 to go top

Photo by David Inderlied/picture alliance via Getty Images

Wasteful Bayern Munich were made to sweat for a 3-2 win at Paderborn that sent them top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after Leipzig went down 3-1 at home to Schalke for their first loss of the season.

The Bavarians, who squandered a bagful of chances, hit the woodwork and conceded two goals in the second half, took the lead through Serge Gnabry in the 15th minute.

He set up Philippe Coutinho 10 minutes after the restart for their second but Kai Proeger's powerful volley cut the deficit in the 68th.

Robert Lewandowski chipped the keeper in the 80th to make it 3-1 but a sensational 30-metre missile from Jamilu Collins four minutes later renewed the hosts' hopes and set up a nervous finale.

Bayern are top on 14 points, one ahead of Leipzig who were joined on 13 by Schalke in third after a fourth straight win.

Borussia Dortmund, on 10 points, host Werder Bremen later on Saturday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Monchengladbach 11 +13 25
2 RB Leipzig 11 +17 21
3 Bayern Munich 11 +13 21
4 SC Freiburg 11 +8 21
5 TSG Hoffenheim 11 +2 20
6 Borussia Dortmund 11 +8 19
7 Schalke 04 11 +6 19
8 Bayer Leverkusen 11 +2 18
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 +5 17
10 VfL Wolfsburg 11 +1 17
11 FC Union Berlin 11 -4 13
12 Hertha Berlin 11 -4 11
13 Fortuna Düsseldorf 11 -4 11
14 Werder Bremen 11 -6 11
15 FC Augsburg 11 -11 10
16 Mainz 11 -18 9
17 FC Cologne 11 -13 7
18 SC Paderborn 07 11 -15 4