BERLIN - Thomas Mueller struck the winner as Bayern Munich came from behind for a 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim yesterday to regain top spot in the Bundesliga.
Bayern went a point back ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who thrashed VfB Stuttgart 6-1 Friday evening, while equalling a Bundesliga record of 36 matches without defeat.
Bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig stunned third-placed Bayer Leverkusen with a 1-0 win — their first at home since promotion — thanks to an 81st-minute goal from Domi Kumbela.
Max Kruse scored both goals as Borussia Moenchengladbach claimed their first away victory of the season with a 2-0 defeat of SV Hamburg to move to fourth.
Wolfsburg were 2-1 winners at Eintracht Frankfurt with Maximilian Arnold netting the winner eight minutes from time to move fifth.
Bayern had to work hard for their ninth victory in 11 games, coming from behind for the third successive Bundesliga game to equal Hamburg's unbeaten record of 36 matches between January 1982 and January 1983.
Hoffenheim took the lead in the 34th minute after Manuel Neuer fumbled a corner from Kai Herdling and Niklas Suele stroked the ball home at the far post.
It took Bayern just five minutes to level when Franck Ribery's free-kick on the edge of the area was deflected in off Mario Mandzukic's thigh — the Croatian claiming his eighth league goal of the season.
It was left to Mueller to grab the points for victory for Pep Guardiola's side in the 75th minute after Hoffenheim failed to clear the ball in their area.