Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a seventh successive Bundesliga title suffered a massive blow as Bayer Leverkusen came from a goal down to beat the reigning champions.
Niko Kovac’s side are now seven points adrift Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund who drew 1-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Leon Goretzka’s header put Bayern in the driving seat before Leon Bailey levelled up with a brilliant 20-yard free-kick.
Leverkusen’s Kevin Volland then fired the host to the lead following a sweeping move and Lucas Alario’s tap-in completed the astonishing comeback
The Argentine substitute was initially flagged offside, but the decision was overruled by VAR.
Bayern Leverkusen’s win ended Bayern’s run of seven consecutive league victories.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 2, 2019
Leverkusen: Hradecky – Weiser, Tah, S. Bender, Wendell – Havertz (Baumgartlinger 45+1′), Aranguiz, Brandt – Bellarabi (Paulinho 90+2′), Volland (c), Bailey (Alario 84′)
Unused subs: Özcan, Dragovic, Jedvaj, Schreck
Out: Pohjanpalo (ankle), Retsos (thigh)
Coach: Peter Bosz
Bayern: Ulreich – Rafinha (Sanches 79′), Süle, Hummels, Alaba – Kimmich, Goretzka – Müller (c) (Gnabry 74′), James (Davies 77′), Coman – Lewandowski
Unused subs: Früchtl, Martinez, Boateng, Mai
Out: Tolisso (knee), Neuer (hand), Thiago (muscular injury), Ribery, Robben (fitness)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Meanwhile, Dortmund took the lead in the 22nd minute in Frankfurt thanks to Germany midfielder Marco Reus, who struck his low effort past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Reus was also denied by the woodwork with another effort, moments later.
However, Favre’s men paid for missing clear cut chances when Serbia striker Luka Jovic levelled for the home side 14 minutes later with a close-range strike.
Dortmund now have 49 points while Bayern remain on 42. Third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach could draw level on points with Bayern if they defeat Schalke later on Saturday.
Still on top☝️
Not done yet 😤 pic.twitter.com/IRAdpc1amT
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 2, 2019