Bayern and Leverkusen score late goals in dramatic draw


Hosts Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen scored late goals in a dramatic 2-2 draw that secured the visitors top spot in the Bundesliga table.

Both sides entered the Allianz Arena pitch as the only teams to have won their first three league games this season, but had to share a point after a disputed match.

Harry Kane broke the deadlock for the Bavarians after Leroy Sané flicked the ball at the near post and he was unmarked to head it home.

But Leverkusen started to become more dangerous and eventually found the equaliser through Alejandro Grimaldo, who found the top corner of the goal in a stunning free-kick.

There were plenty of chances for both sides and keepers Sven Ulreich and Lukas Hradecky made stunning saves.

But there was nothing Hradecky could do to stop Leon Goretzka's furious first-time finish in the 86th after a great play from Mathys Tel.

That was supposed to be Bayern's winner, but Leverkusen got their chance to respond when the referee awarded them a penalty in stoppage time for contact from Alphonso Davies on Jonas Hofmann.

Ulreich went the right way, but Exequiel Palacios' spot-kick was still able to find the net.

There was still time for Bayern defender Dayot Upamecano to fire it home, but he was offside and the Bundesliga champions had to settle for the draw.

"For us on the pitch, it was a very intense game, for the spectators, a great Friday evening. I think both teams fulfilled the expectations," Leverkusen midfielder Jonas Hofmann told broadcasters DAZN.

Bayern midfielder Thomas Müller, however, was not so positive and stressed the referee had given "a very, very soft penalty" to Leverkusen.

"When there are penalties for something like that, then we will still see a few more penalties this season," he said.

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel said it was "a tricky decision against us" and also called the penalty "very soft."

"When you see the footage, there's clearly contact, but he (the referee) didn't want to give it, we should not forget about that. For me that was not enough, very soft," Tuchel said.