A 54.010 crowd at the Borussia Park in Monchengladbach saw the FC Bayern Munich’s first loss of the Bundesliga 2015/16 season against Borussia Monchengladbach. Late sub Franck Ribery marked his comeback from a nine-month lay-off with a goal this afternoon, but it was not enough. He came in for Robert Lewandowski for the last third of the second half after the Bavarians already were 3:0 behind.
The result means that the FC Bayern remains top of the league with 40 points out of 15 matches, although Borussia Dortmund can cut the lead to five later today if they beat Wolfsburg, with Gladbach themselves now up to third. The team will be back in action on Wednesday in the final Champions League Group F match away in Zagreb, Croatia against Dinamo before the home Bundesliga match with the FC Ingolstadt next Saturday afternoon.
Today’s match was the first in 99 in which Bayern coach Pep Guardiola didn’t rotate and sent out the same team as in last weekend’s 2:0 win against Hertha BSC Berlin, as Mario Götze, Juan Bernat, Thiago, Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa and David Alaba are all sidelined with injury.
Goals: 1-0 Wendt (54), 2-0 Stindl (66), 3-0 Johnson (68), 3-1 Ribery (81)