Bayern baffled by Bochum: Title challenge wobbles

Bayern Munich’s stumble against Bochum dealt a blow to their hopes of closing the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Despite Jamal Musiala’s early goal giving Bayern the lead, they were unable to maintain their advantage.

Bochum, spurred on by a spirited performance, turned the game around with goals from Takuma Asano, Keven Schlotterbeck, and Kevin Stoger, who converted a penalty after Dayot Upamecano was sent off.

Harry Kane’s late goal for Bayern set up a tense finish, but Bochum held on for a valuable victory.

The result keeps Leverkusen’s lead at the top intact, with the leaders extending their unbeaten run to an impressive 32 matches in all competitions.

For Bochum, the win provides a significant boost in their battle against relegation, moving them up the table and easing their fears of dropping down a division.

The Bundesliga title race continues to intrigue, with Bayern’s setback highlighting the competitive nature of German football.

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