Coach Klinsmann loses on Hertha debut

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Juergen Klinsmann's first game in charge of Hertha Berlin was a loss to Borussia Dortmund

Juergen Klinsmann's debut on the Hertha Berlin bench has turned sour with Borussia Dortmund sealing a 2-1 away win in the Bundesliga while Bayern Munich lost for the first time under their interim coach.

Leon Bailey scored twice to help Bayer Leverkusen pull off a 2-1 win at fourth-placed champions Bayern.

Leipzig went top after a 3-2 win at bottom side Paderborn, Fortuna Dusseldorf levelled late on for a 1-1 draw in Hoffenheim and second-bottom Cologne also equalised towards the death in a 1-1 home draw with Augsburg, as both sides were reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Fifth-placed Dortmund, whose bad run had led to speculation over coach Lucien Favre's future, raced into a 2-0 lead inside 17 minutes at Hertha via Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard.

Vladimir Darida pulled one back but Hertha could not profit from a second booking for Mats Hummels.

"I think we deserved more, at least 2-2," Klinsmann told Sky.

"What we have got to do better is to get the tempo a bit higher."

Klinsmann, who last managed the United States before being sacked in 2016, was appointed Hertha coach until the end of the season on Wednesday after the sacking of Ante Covic.

The Berliners had lost four on the bounce in the league under Covic and now sit in the relegation play-off spot after a fifth-straight defeat.

Bayern, with Hansi Flick in charge at least until the mid-season break, were stunned by Bailey storming through to give Leverkusen a 10th minute-lead.

The hosts continued to press and eventually levelled when Thomas Mueller's shot from the edge of the box took a slight deflection on 34 minutes.

But almost immediately Jamaica winger Bailey netted again with another unerring finish.

Even though Jonathan Tah was dismissed on 82 minutes, Leverkusen clung on for a famous win.

"Not a lot was lacking, there were certainly more goals in us," Bayern captain Manuel Neuer said.

"We weren't quite at it in the first half."

Leipzig took just three minutes to open the scoring in Paderborn through Patrik Schick's first Bundesliga goal.

Marcel Sabitzer blasted home a minute later and Yimo Werner made it 3-0 after 26 minutes.

Streli Mamba and Klaus Gjasula netted for Paderborn in the second half.