Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal in the 11th minute was just okay for Borussia Dortmund to hold out for a narrow victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday.
The victory toppled Bayern from the Bundesliga summit, giving debutants, RasenBallsport Leipzig a three-point lead.
RasenBallsport Leipzig now have 27 points in 11 matches, Bayern have 24 and Borussia 21.
For the first time in four years, the Bundesliga is looking tough at the top.
Mario Gotze provided the assist for Dortmund’s first-half winner, playing himself firmly back into the hearts of the Borussia faithful.
When he was substituted off with 15 minutes to go, the fans gave him a rapturous send-off, burying any lingering malaise over his three-year spell at Bayern.
Aubameyang could have doubled Dortmund lead in the second half, when he pounced on a mistake from Xabi Alonso. The former African Footballer of the Year surged forward but hit the ball straight at Bayern and Germany keeper, Neuer.
Bayern pressed forward, however, whipping ever more desperate crosses into the box. As the final ten minutes wore on, the champions’ grip on top spot grew ever weaker.
Only an injury time header from Robert Lewandowski came close to snatching Bayern a point.
Tensions flared with five minutes to go as Franck Ribery clashed with Adrian Ramos, and Renato Sanches was shown a yellow card.
Increasingly, Bayern looked like a team who have grown fatally unaccustomed to a competitive title race.
They will need to grow used to the feeling soon. For after this result, everything has changed in the Bundesliga. Bayern are second. RB Leipzig are top. Dortmund are back.
Source: Mail Online