Bayern Munich thrashed by Wolfsburg

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Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich succumbed to a shock 4-1 defeat away to second placed Wolfsburg in their first game since the winter break.

The loss is just the first Bayern have suffered this season ending their run of 17 games unbeaten which consisted of 14 wins and three draws.

Pep Guardiola's champions were two goals down at the interval, with Bas Dost finding the net twice - the first a simple finish after a slick move and the second a fine strike from the edge of the area.

De Bruyne double

Kevin de Bruyne moved his side into a stunning three-goal shortly into the second 45, before Benat pulled a goal back, but the Belgian completed the scoring after turning Dante and smashing past Manuel Neuer.

The Germany goalkeeper and his Bayern defence had only conceded four goals all season prior to this game, and were clearly stunned at the way they were picked apart by their opponents.

Wolfsburg have closed the gap on the reigning champions from 11 points to eight - a hefty advantage still for Bayern, but there may no longer be the procession that had been expected.

Clinical Wolfsburg

Although the home side were reduced to having just 32 percent of the possession they managed to make their chances count as four of their six shots on target found the back of the net.

Guardiola can’t blame rustiness as his side played two games during the six week break. The most recent being a 5-1 win against second division side VFL Bochum a week ago

The Bayern manager will be hoping his side can put the defeat behind them when they face Roberto di Matteo’s Schalke on Tuesday night.

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