Comeback, goal, milestone

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Franck Ribéry's long-awaited comeback should have been cause for celebration, but at the end of the day the result was a 3-1 reverse away to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Nevertheless, Ribéry not only returned to the FCB squad after being sidelined for 269 days, he also made his first appearance since the 7-0 thrashing of Shakhtar on 11 March. It was Ribéry's 300th appearance in a competitive fixture for Bayern, crowned by his 105th goal. The bad news: for the first time, Bayern lost a Bundesliga match in which Ribéry scored.

Pre-break streak comes to an end

A unique and impressive streak ended for Pep Guardiola too: the FCB head coach suffered his first defeat before the winter break – in his 49th match. For the German record champions it was the first reverse in the first half of a Bundesliga campaign since 28 October 2012, after 56 matches. Back then, Munich men lost 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen.

Dinamo with late win

Dinamo Zagreb prepared for Wednesday's Champions League group match against FC Bayern with a win in the league. In the top clash with Hajduk Split the Croatian double winners won 2-1, recovering the lead in the table from HNK Rijeka, who are level on points. After Junior Fernandes' goal for Dinamo (5) and Mijo Caktas' for Split (18) it looked like both teams would get a share of the points for most of the match, but El Arbi Hillel Soudani drove home the match-winner in injury time (90+5) against the visitors, who were a man down at this point.


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