FC Bayern Munich is threatened with losing its lead in the Bundesliga.
The defending champion and record champion suffered a 2:3 (1:1) defeat at feared opponents Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday. After a red card against defender Dayot Upamecano (8th minute), the Munich team had to play almost the entire game outnumbered.
In the table, 1. FC Union Berlin (42) can overtake FC Schalke 04 (12) at home with a win on Sunday against bottom of the table FC Schalke 04 (12) and Borussia Dortmund (3rd/40) with a home win against Bayern Hertha BSC (17./17) draw level with Munich.
Behind, SC Freiburg (4th/40) shortened with a 2:0 (1:0) at VfL Bochum (16/19) and RB Leipzig (5th/39) with a 3:0 (1:0) at VfL Wolfsburg are already behind Munich. VfB Stuttgart (19) scored an important victory in the fight to stay in the league under coach Bruno Labbadia with a 3-0 (1-0) win at home against 1. FC Köln (11/26). The Swabians climbed from the relegation zone to 14th place in the table.