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Bayern prove they can cope without Lewandowski to go top of Bundesliga

RB Leipzig missed the chance to reclaim top spot as their miserable week continued.

Cologne's Ismail Jakobs competes with Joshua Kimmich.
Cologne's Ismail Jakobs competes with Joshua Kimmich.
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Updated Oct 31st 2020, 8:34 PM

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as Thomas Mueller and Serge Gnabry provided the goals with Robert Lewandowski rested for their 2-1 win at Cologne.

Bayern coach Hansi Flick opted to leave out Lewandowski, who scored a record 10 goals in the opening five league games, ahead of their midweek Champions League match at Salzburg and a Bundesliga showdown at Dortmund next Saturday.

RB Leipzig missed the chance to return to the top of the table as their miserable week continued with a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday evening.

Mueller netted an early penalty and Gnabry finished a counter-attack on the stroke of half-time to leave Bayern 2-0 up at the break.

Cologne improved in the second-half and replacement midfielder Dominick Drexler pulled back a late goal.

Borussia Dortmund climbed to second in the table without star striker Erling Braut Haaland as defender Mats Hummels scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Arminia Bielefeld. 

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Today’s Bundesliga results

Eintracht Frankfurt 1 (Silva 65) Werder Bremen 1 (Sargent 51)

Cologne 1 (Drexler 82) Bayern Munich 2 (Mueller 13-pen, Gnabry 45+1)

Augsburg 3 (Vargas 40, Hahn 80, 90+1) Mainz 05 1 (Onisiwo 64)

Arminia Bielefeld 0 Borussia Dortmund 2 (Hummels 53, 71)

Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 RB Leipzig

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