Washington, Nov 3: German giants Bayern Munich has equaled their league Bundesliga’s record run of 36 unbeaten matches following a 2-1 victory over another German side Hoffenheim on Saturday at Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
The Bundesliga record was set by another German side Hamburg 30 years ago during 1982-83, and Pep Guardiola’s side can claim sole ownership of that milestone if they win at home against low-placed side Augsburg next weekend, although they will face a slightly tougher test before then in Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Viktoria Plzen.
According to CNN, Bayern was pressurised following second-placed Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 hammering of Stuttgart and further came under tension when teenaged Hoffenheim defender Niklas Sule became the youngest player in the club’s history to score a goal.
However, the report said that Bayern equalized before halftime when striker Mario Mandzukic scored his eighth goal in the league this season, while Thomas Muller scrambled a second-half winner from close range.
Third-placed Bayer Leverkusen dropped four points behind Bayern, losing 1-0 at bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig thanks to an 81st-minute goal by Congolese striker Domi Kumbela, the report added. (ANI)