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Gladbach frustrates Bayern yet again with record 19 saves | Sports

BERLIN (AP) — It’s possible.

Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer made a record 19 saves and his team gave the Bundesliga a sliver of hope by holding Bayern Munich to 1-1 on Saturday.

Sommer produced an outstanding game by thwarting attack after attack from the home team. Bayern had 33 attempts at goal and could beat Sommer only once when Leroy Sané finally equalized in the 83rd minute.

Sadio Mané had two goals ruled out for offside as Bayern dominated before Marcus Thuram shocked the home fans with the opener in the 43rd. The French forward capitalized on a mistake from Dayot Upamecano, who completely missed Christoph Kramer’s hopeful punt forward. Thuram raced through and stayed cool to slot the ball past Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal.

If any team was going to frustrate Bayern – which made the best Bundesliga start ever with 15 goals scored and one conceded in three games – it was bound to be Gladbach, which was unbeaten against Bayern last season and stunned the Bavarian powerhouse with a 5-0 rout in the German Cup.

“It’s just one of those games that all the players look for,” Gladbach’s American defender Joe Scally said before producing another impressive performance.

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann was unable to contain his anger and was booked for complaining late in the game.

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