Muller own goal helps Leverkusen claim draw at Bayern

Thomas Muller's own-goal saw Bayer Leverkusen hold Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayer Leverkusen

The draw sees Bayer Leverkusen remain third on the Bundesliga table.   -  Reuters

Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller scored a costly own goal as the Bundesliga table-topper was held 1-1 at home to third-placed Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Bayern took an 18th-minute lead when defender Niklas Sule pounced on a loose ball to score after two botched clearances following a dangerous corner from Joshua Kimmich.

Leverkusen levelled in the 36th with a fortuitous goal, Muller flummoxing his own goalkeeper Sven Ulreich and turning a free kick from Kerem Demirbay into his own net.

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It was the first time Bayern had drawn a match in the league since the opening day of the season in August when it was held 1-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach and was also its first draw in the league at home.

Bayern is still well in charge of the German title race with 59 points after 25 matches although the result will give a glimmer of hope to chasing Borussia Dortmund, which is second on 50 points but has a game in hand.

Leverkusen stayed third on 45 points.

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