Bayern forced to draw at Union, Freiburg take the lead


BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at Union Berlin on Saturday, while Freiburg moved to the top of the Bundesliga after beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-2.

Bayern and Union found themselves level on points in third and fourth place, respectively. Freiburg are one point clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund on goal difference. All four teams are unbeaten after five rounds with Cologne beating Wolfsburg 4-2.

Sheraldo Becker struck for Union in the 12th minute. The striker used a touch from his right boot to steal a free-kick from Christopher Trimmel just inside Manuel Neuer’s far post.

Bayern slammed into the Berlin area looking for a response which came three minutes later when Joshua Kimmich drilled a low shot into the crowded area. His shot deflected a defender slightly before hitting the net.

Bayern had the best share of scoring chances the rest of the way, but Union goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow saved shots from Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane and Alphonso Davies to protect the point for the hosts.

Freiburg took the championship lead after winning a thriller at Leverkusen.

Kerem Demirbay gave the hosts the lead, only Matthias Ginter and Michael Gregoritsch scored for Freiburg in the 48th and 51st. Patrik Schick briefly brought Leverkusen level before Ritsu Doan netted the winner in the 72nd minute.

Werder Bremen kept Bochum in last place with a 2-0 away win, while Schalke drew 1-1 at Stuttgart.


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