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Bayern’s title hopes dealt major blow by Leipzig loss

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Bayern Munich’s hopes of winning a record-extending 11th consecutive Bundesliga title were dealt a major blow on Saturday as they lost 3-1 at home to RB Leipzig.

The defeat leaves Bayern on the brink of going two points behind Borussia Dortmund, who play Augsburg on Sunday, with one game remaining in the season afterwards.

Serge Gnabry gave Bayern the lead in the first half, but Konrad Laimer equalized for Leipzig before Christopher Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszlai scored penalties to seal the win for the visitors.

Bayern will now need to win at Cologne on the final day of the season and hope that Dortmund drop points against Augsburg if they are to retain their title.

Leipzig, meanwhile, have secured a third-place finish and a place in next season’s Champions League.

The defeat is a major setback for Bayern, who had been in control of the title race for most of the season.

However, they have now lost three of their last four games and have looked vulnerable at the back.

Dortmund, on the other hand, have been in excellent form in recent weeks and will be confident of winning the title for the first time since 2012.

A win for Dortmund would put them in a strong position to win the title with a victory against against Mainz in their final game of the season.

However, a defeat or draw for Dortmund would open the door for Bayern Munich to win the title, as they would then only need to win their final game of the season against Cologne.

The match between Dortmund and Augsburg is sure to be a thrilling one, as both teams will be desperate to win.

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