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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.

LAST UPDATE | 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. 

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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