Union top Bundesliga after last-gasp win
Danilho Doekhi led Union Berlin to a 2-1 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach in the coup de grace of the match to keep the surprise package of the season leading the Bundesliga.
Doekhi scored from Jamie Leweling’s cross with seven minutes of added time after Kevin Behrens equalized in the 79th minute.
This nullified Gladbach’s 33rd minute lead over Nico Elvedi.
It was the third consecutive defeat for Gladbach in the mid-table and came at the 47th birthday of manager Daniel Farke.
Rani Khedira of the Union said their victory showed “the character of this team” which can keep fit despite a busy schedule in the Bundesliga and Europa League.
Khedira also paid tribute to the “crazy fans” who fill the Union terraces for leading the team to victory.
The hosts believed they had already scored in the 86th minute with Christopher Trimmel, but was ruled offside after the review. Khedira’s first-half Union goal was also canceled because the ball deflected teammate Sheraldo Becker’s arm.
Ten-time defending champions Bayern had put pressure on Union with a 6-2 win over Mainz on Saturday, but Union remain ahead by one point.
Freiburg finished third, one point behind Bayern, with a 2-0 win against the latter club Schalke, the latter’s first game under new manager Thomas Reis.
Cologne host Hoffenheim in their third match.