Bayern Munich maintained its lead in the German Football League standings, despite its disappointing draw today, Saturday, with its guest Hoffenheim 1-1 in the 28th round of the competition, a few days after its humiliating fall in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
The "Bavarian" team benefited from the fall of its direct pursuer, Borussia Dortmund, in a draw also in an exciting way with Stuttgart, 3-3, as it raised its score to 59 points compared to 57 for its competitor.
It seems that Bayern's journey towards retaining the league title will not be easy at all, but today, Saturday, it succeeded at least in staying against Dortmund, benefiting from the fighting spirit of Stuttgart, who made up for falling behind with two clean goals, then with a goal in stoppage time to impose a draw on its guest Dortmund 3-3, Despite the numerical shortage in his ranks since the 39th minute.
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Bayern finished the first half, ahead with a single goal scored by Frenchman Benjamin Pavard in the 17th minute, after a corner kick, after which the ball reached his compatriot Kingsley Coman, who tested his luck with a shot, but failed, and the ball reached Pavard, who followed it between the legs of goalkeeper Oliver Bauman.
The Bavarian club got wholesale opportunities to consolidate its lead in the second half, but did not invest it, to pay the price in the 71st minute, when Croatian Andrei Kramaric executed a wonderful free kick against Swiss goalkeeper Jan Sommer.
In Stuttgart, it seemed that Dortmund would fully benefit from Bayern's tie with Hoffenheim coming to Munich on the back of 3 consecutive victories, by advancing with two goals from Ivory Coast's Sebastian Haller, who scored after a cross from Dutchman Dolin Malin in the 26th minute, and scored the second goal after a corner kick in the 33rd minute.
French Tanguy Coulibaly restored hope to the landlord by reducing the difference in the 77th minute, then the return was completed when Joshua Vagnoman managed to equalize in the 84th minute after a corner kick.
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Dortmund believed that he had decided the match when the American substitute, Giovanni Reina, succeeded in scoring the goal of advancing 3-2, but the other Congolese substitute, Silas Katumba Mvumba, saved a point for the owner of the land after a cross from Vagnoman, raising his team’s balance to 24 points in the 16th place that qualifies its owner to play the play-off with Third class second.