Bayern Munich threw away a 2-0 lead, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena.
Two first half goals from Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben were canceled by goals from Maximilian Arnold and Didavi.
Bayern dominated the game and looked poised for all three points when. Lewandowski converted from the spot to give them a 1-0 lead moments after the hour mark.
Robben doubled the lead three minutes before the break, as the Bavarians looked to be out of reach at half time.
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However, after the break, it was a different Wolfsburg, as the visitors pulled a goal back, after Arnold’s free kick was fumbled by Sven Ulreich in the Bayern goal.
Despite Bayern coming close on a number of occasions to restoring their two-goal advantage via Robben and Franck Ribery, it was the visitors who struck again, when Didavi headed in the equaliser as Wolfsburg were back level at 2-2.
Martin Schmidt’s men held on for an unlikely point, leaving the Bavarians ruing what might have been, given chances to have won the game.
“We’ve not won today – this is just a point,” Schmidt said moments after the game. “I think we deserved more than that. People have been talking about Lewandowski’s five goals from two years ago, but I wasn’t concerned by that, I was just focusing on what we had to do.
“We were two goals down, but I told my team at half-time that we had the quality to come back. We knew we needed a bit of luck, and we got it.”
For Bayern’s boss, Carlo Ancelotti, the visitors were well worthy of their point.
“We didn’t play like we wanted to,” Ancelotti said. “Wolfsburg deserve their point.”