Bundesliga, Football

Heidenheim vs Bayern Munich: Comeback sees Bayern now 16 points off Leverkusen

Bayern Munich’s faint prospects of winning the Bundesliga are all but gone with six games remaining after the Bavarians blew a two-goal lead and lost 3-2 at Heidenheim on Saturday.

In the 79th minute, Tim Kleindienst completed an incredible comeback for the home team, dropping Bayern to 16 points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

With coach Thomas Tuchel expected to go at the end of the season, the Bavarians, who play Arsenal in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal next week, have already lost their past two league games.

With 60 points, they are in second place, behind Bayer Leverkusen’s 76. With a game against Borussia Dortmund later on Saturday, VfB Stuttgart, in third position, is now on 57.

Bayern, the winners of the previous 11 league crowns, appeared to be coasting to victory thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Serge Gnabry in the first half.

After the defeat by Borussia Dortmund last week, Tuchel had demanded an answer.

However, the hosts stunned Bayern with two goals in the space of two minutes, from Kevin Sessa and Kleindienst.

Heidenheim steadily increased pressure as they repulsed every Bayern onslaught. Kleindienst’s counterattack culminated in the club’s most memorable victory, rewarding them.

In Bundesliga history, Heidenheim is the only newly promoted team to overcome Bayern after falling behind by two goals. With 33 points, they are ranked tenth on the table.

Leverkusen’s 1-0 victory at Union Berlin puts them three points away from their first Bundesliga championship.

On Sunday, April 14, Werder Bremen will play Xabi Alonso’s team.

On April 13, FC Heidenheim will visit VfL Bochum, and on Tuesday, April 13, Bayern will host Cologne in the Bundesliga before playing Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match at the Emirates.

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