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Soccer Extras: Gladbach stun Bayern with last-gasp penalty

Last updated on: December 08, 2019 11:19 IST

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Borussia Moenchengladbach's Ramy Bensebaini celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal against Bayern Munich at Borussia-Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on Saturday

IMAGE: Borussia Moenchengladbach's Ramy Bensebaini celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal against Bayern Munich at Borussia-Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on Saturday. Photograph: Thilo Schmuelgen/Reuters

Borussia Moenchengladbach's Ramy Bensebaini scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, for a 2-1 comeback win at home to champions Bayern Munich on Saturday which kept them top of the Bundesliga.

 

Algeria international Bensebaini converted from the spot after Javi Martinez was sent off for bringing down Marcus Thuram in the box.

Gladbach are now on 31 points with Bayern, who suffered their second consecutive league loss, dropping to sixth on 24.

RB Leipzig are second on 30, after beating Hoffenheim 3-1 with two goals from Timo Werner.

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho also scored two apiece in a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Duesseldorf as their side moved up to third place on 26.

It was another wasteful performance from Bayern who should have scored several goals in a dominant first half thorugh Thomas Mueller and top scorer Robert Lewandowski.

Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer denied Bayern twice more, including keeping the ball on the line with his fingertips, as the hosts were completely outclassed in the first half,

Bayern's Corentin Tolisso was taken off injured but his replacement Ivan Perisic delivered in the 49th, turning 180 degrees and firing home for the lead.

The hosts sprung to life after the goal and took control of the game, with Bensebaini levelling on the hour with a header after being given too much space in the box.

In an entertaining second half both teams looked for the winner but it was Gladbach who got it in stoppage time to continue their spectacular title run.

Atalanta rally twice to snatch late Verona win

Atalanta's Berat Djimsiti scores past Verona's keeper Marco Silvestri to score the last minute winner in their Serie A match at Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy on Saturday

IMAGE: Atalanta's Berat Djimsiti scores past Verona's keeper Marco Silvestri to score the last minute winner in their Serie A match at Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy on Saturday. Photograph: Atalanta B.C./Twitter

Atalanta's Berat Djimsiti scored in the last minute to grab a 3-2 win at home to Verona as they twice came from behind in a see-saw Serie A match on Saturday.

The hosts, who are sixth, were caught napping as a Verona throw-in went straight to the unmarked Samuel Di Carmine who drove the ball past keeper Pierluigi Gollini in the 23rd minute.

Despite a disappointing first-half display by Atalanta, Serie A's leading scorers levelled a minute before the break when Ruslan Malinovskyi collected the ball outside the area and netted with a dipping left-foot shot.

Di Carmine put Verona back in front in the 57th after he was again left unmarked but Luis Muriel equalised seven minutes later with a penalty, awarded following a VAR review for a foul on Timothy Castagne.

Verona had Pawel Dawidowicz sent off for a second booking in the 85th minute and Atalanta's pressure finally paid off when Albanian Djimsiti volleyed home following a corner in the 90th minute.

Atalanta, making their Champions League debut this season, have 28 points, 10 behind leaders Inter Milan after 15 games.

We need to improve: Bonucci after defeat against Lazio

Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci has said that his club needs to improve after they witnessed a defeat at the hands of Lazio.

"We were punished by certain incidents, following a great first half in which we dominated without conceding anything to Lazio," the club's official website quoted Bonucci as saying.

"I don't think there was a different approach in the second half, it was normal for them to increase the pressure, but we had Dybala's opportunity which could have taken us to 2-1. We need to improve; this is obvious because we cannot concede so many goals," he added.

Juventus were beaten by Lazio 3-1 on Sunday during their Serie A clash. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal from Juventus.

"We also need find the desire and determination not to suffer. Now that this false step has arrived, we will now take the good things done so far and start working again," Bonucci said.

Juventus now hold the second position in the Serie A points table which is topped by Inter Milan.

Andy Delort slams Neymar for teasing his opponents

Montpellier's Andy Delort said Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar does not have to tease his opponents.

PSG won the match against Montpellier by 3-1 on Saturday in Ligue 1. After the match, the Brazilian international was caught having an altercation with Delort.

"Neymar? He's a great player. But it's a real shame that towards the end he felt the need to antagonise everyone," Goal.com quoted Delort as saying.

"It's a shame, he's a great player, everyone respects him. But you don't have to tease your opponents, you won 3-1, that's good, that's what I said to him," he added.

Delort further stated that Neymar's attitude is well known since he came to France.

"When we spoke he said to me that he does have respect for us, but it was already done. That's not respect for me. You have to show respect, a good education. His attitude is well known since he came to France," Delort said. 

ATK's Roy Krishna awarded ISL Hero of the Month for November

Fijian international footballer Roy Krishna was awarded the ISL Hero of the Month for November after some scintillating performances for his team ATK.

The striker saw off stiff competition from the likes of Jamshedpur FC's Sergio Castel, Odisha FC's Aridane Santana, FC Goa's Mourtada Fall and Bengaluru FC custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

The 32-year-old, who has his roots in India, scored three goals in as many games and also recorded an assist as ATK remained unbeaten throughout the month of November.

Krishna becomes the second successive ATK player to win the Hero of the Month award this season after strike-partner David Williams bagged the same title in October.

Krishna started the month in emphatic fashion with a brace and an assist against Jamshedpur FC at the iconic Salt Lake Stadium -- also the home ground to ATK, before featuring in a tough away draw with Odisha FC.

He capped off November with another goal in front of his home crowd that turned out to be vital for ATK. Krishna equalised almost with the last touch of the game with ATK trailing 2-1 against Mumbai City FC, making it 2-2.

The former A-League top scorer with Wellington Phoenix emerged as the fan favourite in the poll concluded by the League. Krishna received the Hero of the Month award trophy in ATK's 3-0 win over NorthEast United FC in Guwahati on Saturday where he bagged a brace.

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