Bayern Munich had to come from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen on Saturday, losing only for the second time in their last 35 games in all competitions, but still three points clear at the top of the table. .
Werder took a well-deserved lead at halftime after Josh Sargent set up Max Eggestein, who beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with a well-placed left-foot shot.
Bayern, who had won 33 of their 34 previous matches in all competitions, failed to get a single shot on goal in the entire first half and had to wait until the 50th minute for Douglas Costa to hit the crossbar with a ferocious shot.
But Kingsley Coman tied them, nodding toward the far post at 62.
The hosts, however, have Neuer to thank for avoiding the second league defeat of the season after beating Sargent in a heads-up in the 88th minute.
Bayern have 19 points, three ahead of RB Leipzig, who will later play Eintracht Frankfurt. Bayer Leverkusen are provisionally second with 18 after their 2-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld.