Bayern Roar Back To Floor Hoffenheim

Robert Lewandowski netted his 18th Bundesliga goal this season as runaway leaders Bayern Munich came from two goals down to thrash Hoffenheim 5-2 on Saturday.

Bayern has won 18 of their last 19 games and is 16 points clear on the table.

However, a dreadful start left Bayern 2-0 down at home — the first time that has happened since January 1977 — after just 12 minutes.

Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich brought down Serge Gnabry, who returns to Bayern next season when his loan spell at Hoffenheim ends, in the area with two minutes gone and the referee pointed to the spot.

Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved Gnabry’s spot-kick from Gnabry only for Mark Uth to tap home the rebound with three minutes gone.

Bayern’s fortunes dived further when Jerome Boateng’s poor pass was snapped up by Gnabry who drove the ball into the bottom left-hand corner.

However, Bayern was level with 25 minutes gone.

Lewandowski began the charge by tapping home Kimmich’s shot and Boateng made amends by heading home to make the score 2-2 at the break.

Kingsley Coman gave Bayern the lead for the first time with an hour gone before Arturo Vidal headed the fourth on 66 minutes.

To compound Hoffenheim’s misery, their ex-striker Sandro Wagner scored his first Bayern goal on 90 minutes to complete the comeback.

“We were asleep at the start – we weren’t aggressive enough and gave them too much ball,” said Boateng.

“But we reacted really well and deserved the win.”

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