Freiburg striker Lucas Hoeler struck late for a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich on Saturday, damaging the defending champion’s bid to keep the pressure on Borussia Dortmund ahead of their encounter next weekend.

Dortmund held on for a 1-0 win at Wolfsburg and will lead by four points before Bayern’s visit on Saturday.

Bayern dominated possession against Freiburg but found it hard to create chances against the visitors’ well-organized defense, frustrating some home fans who whistled their team at the break.

Freiburg had a goal ruled out for offside early in the second half.

Bayern claimed a penalty for an apparent hand ball by Freiburg defender Manuel Gulde but referee Felix Zwayer gave a corner instead after consulting video replays.

Germany striker Serge Gnabry finally broke the deadlock with 10 minutes remaining, beating Alexander Schwolow at his near post to set off celebrations among Bayern’s coaching staff.

They were cut short, however, when Christian Guenter crossed for Hoeler to score in the 89th minute.


Source: The Associated Press

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