Leader Bayern Munich could not beat Werder Bremen after a 1-1 draw for the first time in 20 Bundesliga games.
On a day when the champions suddenly slipped, Schalke remained without a win after eight games after a 2-0 home defeat against Wolfsburg.
In Munich Maximilian Eggestein gave Bremen the well-deserved lead shortly before the break, but Kingsley Coman scored in 62. Minute equalized and the guests held out despite the great pressure from Bayern.
Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen defeated Arminia Bielefeld 2-1 late and the coronavirus hit Hoffenheim scored 3-3 at home against Stuttgart.
Bayern gave 17-year-old Jamal Musiala a first start, while the absent Niklas Suele and Bouna Sarr joined a long injury list and Lucas Hernandez hobbled in the first half.
Of the German team, which lost 6-0 in Spain in the middle of the week, only Manuel Neuer started for Bayern, but Leon Goretzka soon came on the bench with Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry until the second half.
Bayern were lackluster in the first half and Bremen, almost relegated to ninth place last season, scored when Eggestein scored for the first time after Josh Sargent retired.
« After last season trying to play good football, it didn’t help. . . We opted for a little more stability. It worked today. «
Injuries and the lack of fans at Allianz Arena due to the pandemic weighed on the three-time winners, but they improved after the break and Coman scored a similar goal to his Champions League final winner, although keeper Jiri Pavlenka could have done better can.
Bayern’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting shot past late when he was perfectly placed, but Bremen also had a chance to win it.
Wout Weghorst’s header brought Wolfsburg early on to the penultimate Schalke, who hardly got into the game in the middle of the empty grandstands in Gelsenkirchen, and it was no surprise when Xaver Schlager scored the 2-0.
Hoffenheim tried to postpone their game against Stuttgart to Sunday as seven players with coronavirus were out, but their request was denied.
The hosts took the lead against Christoph Baumgartner, but Nicolas Gonzalez scored an equally impressive goal after 18 minutes.
Silas Wamangituka gave Stuttgart the lead just for English full-back Ryan Sessegnon to equalize in the second half.
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