Showing a bit of heavy legs following their midweek Champions League match, Bayern Munich dropped points for the the first time in the young Bundesliga season. In a trip to face FF USV Jena, FC Bayern conceded late in the match and settled for a 1-1 draw.
Thomas Wörle rested Melanie Behringer, Lisa Evans, and Gina Lewandowski in the match, but FC Bayern still dominated the first half. The only problem was that the attacking combo of Kristie Mewis and Sara Däbritz failed to find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes.
Kristie Mewis gave Bayern their lead in the 57th minute with a nice finish in the corner. Their lead wouldn't last, and Jena's Julia Arnold struck on one of their few opportunities of the match.
"We're disappointed. We should have gotten a deserved win based on the course the game, and ultimately rewarded ourselves for our effort." Wörle said after the game. "We take the lead, don't make use of good chances, and Jena never gave up. Then they equalize the first chance they get in the second half."
Bayern will remain in first place for now, however. Wolfsburg managed a 2-0 victory against FFC Frankfurt to hand the reigning European champions their first loss.
Wednesday, FC Bayern will be hosting FC Twente in the return leg of their Champions League Round of 32 match. After the 1-1 draw in the Netherlands last week, Bayern are in the driver's seat with an away goal.
FF USV Jena 1-1 Bayern Munich
USVJ: Julia Arnold (77)
FCB: Kristie Mewis (57)
USV Jena XI: Michel; Melhado, Hausicke, Breitenbach, Hearn, Vonkova (Martin 90), Sedlackova (Weiß 80), Heinze, Landeka, van den Heiligenberg, Arnold
Bayern Munich XI: Korpela; Abbé (Evans 45), Leupolz, Miedema (Bürki 66), Holstad, Wenninger, Maier, Schnaderbeck, Feiersinger (Rolser 80), Mewis, Däbritz