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Dortmund snatch Bayern draw with last-gasp equalizer

Moukoko and Modeste netted for hosts, Goretzka and Sane scored for visitors

Update : 09 Oct 2022, 01:05 AM

Anthony Modeste scored four minutes into added time as Borussia Dortmund fought back to snatch a 2-2 home draw with Bayern Munich Saturday. 

The French striker came on after 70 minutes with Bayern 2-0 up. 

Modeste, who has been heavily criticized for a lack of output since moving from Cologne earlier in the season, set up a 74th minute goal for teenage forward Youssoufa Moukoko.

Modeste then headed in the equalizer at the last possible moment from a superb cross from defender Nico Schlotterbeck, marking the first time since November 2018 that Bayern have not claimed all three points against Dortmund.

There was no shortage of spite in the early stages of a fixture which has been increasingly fiery in recent years, with three yellow cards in the first 14 minutes including one to Jude Bellingham for a foul on close friend and former England age-group team-mate Jamal Musiala. 

The game's opening goal came in the 33rd minute when Musiala spotted an unmarked Leon Goretzka hovering around the penalty arc. 

Musiala cut the ball back to Goretzka - who spent six years at Dortmund's arch rivals Schalke - and the midfielder drilled a low shot past the outstretched arm of 'keeper Alexander Meyer. 

Dortmund captain Mats Hummels was subbed off at halftime, giving Bellingham the captain's armband for the third match in a row. 

After 53 minutes, a falling Musiala set up Bayern's second, skidding a pass to former Man City forward Leroy Sane who scored his fourth goal of the season. 

The home side saw a ray of hope in the 74th minute when Moukoko, 17, became the youngest goalscorer in “Der Klassiker” history.

Modeste had a golden chance to equalize in the 83rd minute when set up by Karim Adeyemi just a meter from Bayern's goal, but the Frenchman failed to connect with the ball. 

He spared his blushes just over ten minutes later, securing his side a crucial point - their first draw of the season. 

Earlier Saturday, Jeremie Frimpong scored twice to help Bayer Leverkusen to a conclusive 4-0 win over Schalke in Xabi Alonso's first game in charge.

Leverkusen took the lead after 38 minutes through a long-range shot from French forward Moussa Diaby. 

Dutch winger Frimpong doubled the lead just two minutes later, converting from close range after superb lead-up work from English forward Callum Hudson-Odoi. 

Frimpong added another after the restart.

Paulinho scored in the 90th minute to start the Alonso era in the best possible fashion for Leverkusen.

After the match, Alonso credited his team's "complete performance" despite having little time to work with them after taking over Wednesday. 

"We are satisfied. We didn't have much time, but the players noticed how we wanted to play," Alonso told the post-match press conference. 

"It was a complete performance - offensively and defensively. 

"Wednesday is the next important game against Porto, and there are also things to improve." 

Elsewhere, Bochum won their first game of the season, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 at home. 

Frankfurt showed little of the vigor and venom which carried them to a deserved Champions League draw against Tottenham Hotspur midweek, conceding three second-half goals against the Bundesliga's rock-bottom side. 

In manager Thomas Letsch's second match in charge, Bochum suggested that relegation may not be a forgone conclusion. 

Letch said as much after the "deserved" win, "everyone saw today that we believe we can stay in the league."

Like Frankfurt, RB Leipzig seemed off the pace after an impressive midweek Champions League performance and needed a late Christopher Nkunku equalizer to snare a point away at Mainz. 

Mainz's Marcus Ingvartsen struck in the 45th minute and the goal looked to be enough for the home side's first win in a month, only for the 1.75-metre tall Nkunku to head in from a cross after 80 minutes.

In Saturday afternoon's other game, Augsburg missed a chance to set a club record four wins in a row, drawing 1-1 against Niko Kovac's Wolfsburg. 

RESULTS

Dortmund 2 (Moukoko 74, Modeste 90+5) Bayern 2 (Goretzka 33, Sane 53)

Leverkusen 4 (Diaby 38, Frimpong 41, 53, Paulinho 90) Schalke 0 

Mainz 1 (Ingvartsen 45) Leipzig 1 (Nkunku 80)

Bochum 3 (Hofmann 71, Ndicka 87-og, Foerster 90+1) Frankfurt 0 

Augsburg 1 (Gumny 55) Wolfsburg 1 (Gerhardt 27)

Friday

Hoffenheim 1 (Dabour 32) Bremen 2 (Ducksch 18, Fuellkrug 87-P)

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