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Bayern overturns deficit in Bundesliga win

Bayern overturns deficit in Bundesliga win

Bayern Munich overcame a two-goal deficit and climbed up the Bundesliga standings Saturday with a 4-2 victory over visiting Wolfsburg.
Bayern, which moved to 15 points from nine games, got goals from Franck Ribery, Mark van Bommel, Tim Borowski and Bastian Schweinsteiger while playing without Luca Toni and Philipp Lahm.
Grafite, who returned to Germany on Friday after mourning the loss of his father in his native Brazil earlier in the week, converted a penalty for Wolfsburg in the 31st minute after Edin Dzeko was knocked down. Dzeko doubled the lead two minutes later, but Ribery pull a goal back in the 41st.
Van Bommel then equalized with a header from 14 meters (yards) in the 54th, and Borowski gave Bayern the lead in the 63rd.
Marcel Schaefer then hit the post in the 72nd, but Schweinsteiger made it 4-2 off Miroslav Klose's headed pass in the 80th.
Wolfsburg's fast start wasn't enough for coach Felix Magath's return to his former club, keeping the team with 13 points.
Eintracht Frankfurt also overcame a two-goal deficit, beating host Energie Cottbus 3-2. Dimitar Rangelov gave Cottbus the lead with goals in the eighth and 15th minutes, but Michael Fink (38), Martin Fenin (68) and Nikos Lymberopoulos (74) connected for the victory, which moves Frankfurt into 12th place with nine points.
In Moenchengladbach, fans celebrated the return of Hans Meyer as coach and Patrick Paauwe's goal in the 51st minute gave Borussia Moenchengladbach a 1-0 victory over visiting Karlsruhe.
Gladbach has collected four points in the last two matches but is still in the relegation zone.
Schalke is fifth place after playing to a 0-0 draw against 10-man Arminia Bielefeld, which remained in the relegation zone, while Werder Bremen missed a chance to jump into the top six after drawing 1-1 at Hannover.


Updated : 2021-04-20 16:38 GMT+08:00