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Dubious decisions cost Bayern two points

Bayern could count themselves slightly unlucky not to come away with all three points on Saturday after a couple of controversial refereeing decisions went against them in a 1-1 draw away to Leverkusen.

The 30,210 capacity crowd at the BayArena saw the champions denied what looked like a perfectly good early opener for offside, but in-form Mario Gomez handed his side an overdue lead on 34 minutes. The home side equalised with a disputed Arturo Vidal penalty on the stroke of half-time, and the sides cancelled each other out for long spells in the second half with nothing more than half-chances at both ends.

The result sees the champions slip to eighth on 20 points from thirteen matches, now five off Bayer and seven behind Mainz, and fully 14 adrift of leaders Dortmund. The men from Munich are next in action on Tuesday evening away to Roma in the Champions League, before returning to league action at the Allianz Arena on Saturday 27 November against Eintracht Frankfurt.