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Allianz Arena (ATT 71,000) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Christian Dingert

Bay Munich Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim Hoffenheim

Bay Munich 3

C Pizarro (31, 40)
X Shaqiri (34)

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Hoffenheim 3

A Modeste (23)
S Salihovic (44)
R Firmino (75)

Hoffenheim end Bayern's streak

Last Updated: 29/03/14 5:19pm

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Roberto Firmino holds off Daniel van Buyten

Roberto Firmino holds off Daniel van Buyten

Hoffenheim ended Bayern Munich's 19-game winning streak in the Bundesliga as the newly-crowned champions suffered a title-winning hangover at the Allianz Arena.

Anthony Modeste gave Hoffenheim the lead midway through the first half, but two goals from Claudio Pizarro and a Xherdan Shaqiri strike appeared to have given Pep Guardiola's men a commanding lead.

Hoffenheim had other ideas though and Sejad Salihovic pulled a goal back before the break before Roberto Firmino earned the visitors a point in the second half, making them only the third side to take anything off Bayern in the Bundesliga all season with a 3-3 draw.

Much-changed Bayern fell behind midway through the first half when Modeste raced from within his own half to latch onto Kevin Volland's searching ball.

Modeste's first shot was saved by Tom Starke, in goal against his former club to give Manuel Neuer a rest, but he followed through to ensure the loose ball went in.

Two minutes later, Bayern suffered another blow when Thiago had to be replaced by Philipp Lahm due to injury.

The champions regrouped and levelled in the 31st minute when Shaqiri's cross was headed in by the league's most prolific foreign marksman in history, Pizarro netting from close range.

Just three minutes later, the two combined in reverse order with Pizarro knocking the ball down for Shaqiri to net into the bottom left-hand corner.

Pizarro made it three five minutes before the break when he first spread the play for Franck Ribery, who delivered the ball back into the middle from the left for the Peruvian to guide in from close range.

It was a bit harsh on Hoffenheim, who had held their own well and caused the champions problems but they managed to reduce the arrears just before half-time when Salihovic curled a direct free-kick over the wall and into the top left-hand corner.

The visitors showed no fear and Firmino was denied by Starke early in what proved to be a wide open second half.

Hoffenheim, unsurprisingly the club who have conceded and scored more goals than everybody except Bayern this season, continued to cause the champions problems and their persistence paid off with Firmino pulling them level in the 75th minute.

After getting past Dante and Rafinha, the Brazilian picked his spot in the bottom right-hand corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Neither team wanted a draw, however.

Arjen Robben was denied by an excellent save from Jens Grahl while Tarik Elyounoussi sent a shot over the crossbar.

Sebastian Rudy wasted the last two chances for Hoffenheim, who came close to becoming the first side to beat Bayern in the Bundesliga all season, but only managed to take a point.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15