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Top two both draw

Bayern left to rue needlessly dropped points

Bayern’s long winning streak came to an end with a 1-1 draw away to Nürnberg, but Mario Gomez remained hopeful. “We’ve not managed to pass Leverkusen by winning, but maybe we’ll do it with a draw,” Munich’s top scorer mused after Saturday’s match at the easyCredit stadium in Nuremberg. In the event, Gomez' calculation didn’t quite work out.

Bayer Leverkusen were also held to a draw, a 2-2 stalemate away to Werder Bremen on Sunday, but it was enough for the Rhineland side to preserve their one-goal lead over Bayern at the top of the standings. With 23 matches played, Bayern and Bayer are engaged in a neck-and-neck race for the Bundesliga title, with third-placed Schalke 04 now four points off the pace following a 2-1 defeat away to champions Wolfsburg.