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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 Bayern Munich 22 +38 46
2 RB Leipzig 22 +31 45
3 Borussia Dortmund 22 +31 42
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 21 +18 42
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +9 40
6 Schalke 04 22 +5 36
7 SC Freiburg 22 0 33
8 TSG Hoffenheim 22 -2 33
9 VfL Wolfsburg 22 0 31
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 +2 28
11 FC Augsburg 22 -11 27
12 FC Union Berlin 22 -8 26
13 Hertha Berlin 22 -11 26
14 FC Cologne 21 -14 23
15 Mainz 22 -17 22
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 -25 17
17 Werder Bremen 22 -26 17
18 SC Paderborn 07 22 -20 16