Bayern Munich suffer first Bundesliga defeat in 54 matches

Updated: 05 April 2014 21:14 IST

Bayern Munich lost 1-0 to Augsburg that ended their record 53-match unbeaten run in Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich suffer first Bundesliga defeat in 54 matches
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Berlin:

Bayern Munich suffered their first Bundesliga defeat since October 2012 on Saturday as their record 53-match unbeaten league run was ended in a 1-0 defeat at Augsburg.

Coach Pep Guardiola named a weakened team for the Bavarian derby and paid the price as Bayern were beaten for the first time the league since losing 2-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen on October 28, 2012.

With one eye on Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final clash at home to Manchester United, with the tie level at 1-1, Guardiola started with three teenagers, giving Bundesliga debuts to wing-backs Ylli Sallahi and Mitchell Weiser while Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg was named on the left wing.

The gamble backfired when Weiser lost possession to Augsburg's Daniel Baier who fed Sascha Moelders and the Augsburg striker blasted his shot past Manuel Neuer with 31 minutes gone to claim the winning goal.

Topics : Football
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