European champions Bayern Munich suffered their first defeat in 10 months which ended their 23-match winning run.
It was ended by a shocking 4-1 Bundesliga loss at Hoffenheim on Sunday.
Hoffenheim got a 2-0 lead with early goals by defender Ermin Bicakcic and striker Munas Dabbur.
Joshua Kimmich however gave Bayern a lifeline just before the first half break, Croatia international striker Andrej Kramaric netted a second-half goal and also converted a late penalty to seal the win that placed Hoffenheim to the top of the Bundesliga.
This is Bayern’s first lost under head coach Hansi Flick in any competition since loosing 2-1 to Borussia Moenchengladbach on December 7, 2019.
Bayern manager, Hansi Flick said:
“Compliments to Hoffenheim, they cut out our space and gave us few chances.”
“We just couldn’t manage to take our chances or play with our usual intensity.”
Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeness said;
“We put into practice everything we had worked on, we were dominant from the beginning, managed to always be dangerous and defend well, so I am not surprised by the result.”
“Bayern looked tired, showing the effects of being taken to extra time in the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday before beating Sevilla 2-1 in Budapest.”
Hoeness added :
“We shouldn’t forget that Bayern played 120 minutes four days ago, but we put in a great performance.”
The loss brings to an end Bayern’s run of 23 consecutive wins, a record for a club in one of Europe’s five main leagues, surpassing Real Madrid’s 22 straight between September and December 2014.
Hansi Flick also said:
“We go into every game to win, it didn’t work today, now we focus on Dortmund.”
“We will tick off this match and we focus on what we can do better on Wednesday.”