Harry Kane scored another brace on Saturday but Bayern Munich had to endure a scare before moving to the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-2 win over Heidenheim.
Kane, who scored twice in the Champions League on Wednesday and already had 15 goals in his first 10 German league games, needed just 14 minutes against Heidenheim to reach his 16th, and then He followed up with his 17th before half-time.
“I had a couple in the second half I probably should have finished,” Kane said. “The two goals I scored were probably harder than the two I missed. But that’s football sometimes, that’s how it goes. I am enjoying playing with this team.”
Kane scored with his first real contribution to the game, taking Leroy Sané’s pass between various defenders with his back-to-back, then turning to fire a shot inside the right post with his right boot.
The England captain scored his second before the break with a header into Sané’s corner.
But Kane missed two good chances in the second half and Heidenheim hit back by scoring twice in three minutes to shock the home fans. Tim Kleindienst scored in the 67th after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting lost the ball in midfield and Jan-Niklas Beste equalized after a botched pass from Bayern defender Kim Min-jae.
Raphaël Guerreiro saved Bayern’s embarrassment two minutes later with his first goal for the Bavarian powerhouse – on the rebound after Müller saved Choupo-Moting’s initial effort – and Choupo-Moting sealed the win in the 85th, set up by fellow substitute Mathys Tel.
Bayern’s ninth win in 11 games lifted the team a point above Bayer Leverkusen, who can return to the top with a win over Union Berlin on Sunday.
Borussia Dortmund came to their second consecutive win after losing 4-0 against Bayern last week. Serhou Guirassy returned from injury to lead Stuttgart to a 2-1 win over Dortmund, taking his season tally to 15 goals in nine league appearances, and leaving Dortmund trailing Bayern by eight points.
Stuttgart dominated and missed many chances against Dortmund, including a penalty saved by former Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. Chris Führich became the third Stuttgart player to miss a penalty in consecutive league games.
Niclas Füllkrug scored Dortmund’s first chance in the 36th when he converted from close range.
Jamie Leweling set up Deniz Undav to equalize in the 42nd, while substitute Guirassy sealed Stuttgart’s victory with a late penalty – the second game Kobel had conceded.
Guirassy’s return was timely – Stuttgart had lost their last two league games without him.
Also on Saturday, Darmstadt drew with Mainz 0-0, and Augsburg drew with Hoffenheim 1-1. The last match was briefly suspended in the second half after a spectator was injured by a firecracker.
Bochum drew against Cologne 1-1 in the late game on Saturday.
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