Leaders Bayern held to draw in Bundesliga

With new goalkeeper Yann Sommer between the posts, Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich have restarted their season with a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig.

In a first-half that barely had any goal chances, the Bavarians broke the deadlock in the 37th minute on Friday.

Serge Gnabry worked on the left side and whipped the ball to the back post where Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting found the net from close range despite being surrounded by four defenders.

Leipzig found an answer after the break when Dominik Szoboszlai's diving header after a cross from Andre Silva was completed by Marcel Halstenberg in the 52nd.

Newcomer Sommer made his debut after completing his transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach on Thursday.

He was the preferred choice for the starting line-up over Sven Ulreich, while regular keeper Manuel Neuer suffered a season-ending injury while ski touring.

Bayern, who are chasing a record-extending 11th-straight German championship title, remain at the top of the table with a five-point advantage over second-placed Freiburg, who visit VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Leipzig, meanwhile, are third, one point behind Freiburg.