Bayern Munich failed to wrap up their fourth consecutive Bundesliga title at home on Saturday as they were held 1-1 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The development has provided a new twist as Borussia Dortmund on their part made the best use of the slip as they went all out with a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg.
Bayern, which would have claimed its 26th German championship with a win, got off to a great start when Thomas Muller scored in the sixth minute.
But the defending champions were made to pay for a lackluster performance when Andre Hahn equalized in the 72nd.
Müller’s goal on Saturday took his Bundesliga tally to 20 for the season, despite Serdar Tasci’s best effort to claim the goal for himself as Bayern appeared to be strolling towards the title.
But having been denied last weekend by Dortmund’s win, Bayern undid themselves this weekend and are left with the unwanted distraction of having not won the title before Tuesday’s Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid.
Dortmund closed the gap to five points with two more games to go thanks to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and one each from Shinji Kagawa, Adrian Ramos and Marco Reus.
They will hope for more slips and see if the title race could go all through the last day of action in Germany.