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Bayern unbeaten run in Bundesliga halted by Bayer Leverkusen

updated 6:36 PM EDT, Sun October 28, 2012
Bayer Leverksen players celebrate at the final whistle after their 2-1 win at Bayern Munich.
Bayer Leverksen players celebrate at the final whistle after their 2-1 win at Bayern Munich.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bayern Munich beaten 2-1 at home by Bayer Leverkusen
  • First defeat in Bundesliga after eight straight wins
  • Juventus stay top in Italy after 1-0 victory at Catania
  • Atletico Madrid draw level on points with Barcelona in Spain

(CNN) -- Bayern Munich's record winning start to the Bundesliga season came to an abrupt end Sunday as they were stunned 2-1 at home by Bayer Leverkusen.

Going into the match at the Allianz Arena, Bayern had racked up eight straight wins, but a late own goal by their German international defender Jerome Boateng saw them slip to defeat.

They still have a four-point lead at the top from Schalke, while Leverkusen have moved up to fifth.

The visitors took the lead when Andre Schuerrle left striker Stefan Kiessling with a close range tap-in after 42 minutes.

Bayern drew level with 13 minutes remaining as striker Mario Mandzukic headed home, but Leverkusen were to enjoy their first win in Munich since 1989.

Boateng's attempted to head away a shot but it just flew past goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on 86 minutes.

In other action, Eintracht Frankfurt missed the chance to move back above Schalke when they lost 2-1 at Stuttgart.

Snow can't stop Dortmund victory

Vedad Ibisevic scored Stuttgart's winner for the second straight week. Alexander Meier had leveled for Frankfurt after Christian Gentner's sixth-minute opener for the home side .

Borussia Moenchengladbach came from two down to score three late goals in a 3-2 win at Hanover.

In Serie A, champions Juventus maintained their lead at the top with a controversial 1-0 win at Catania, who finished with 10 men.

Chilean star Arturo Vidal put Juve ahead after 57 minutes before Catania defender Giovanni Marchese was sent off mid-way through the second half.

But the real arguments came in the first half as Catania thought they had gone ahead when Argentine striker Ruben Bergessio tapped home a rebound.

The referee ruled it out to the fury of the home side and their president Antonino Pulvirenti, who was sent from the bench for dissent.

Inter Milan kept up their pursuit of the Old Lady with their fifth straight win, 3-2 at Bologna to stay four points behind.

Andrea Ranocchia and Diego Milito put Inter 2-0 ahead before Nicolo Cherubin hit back for the home side.

Esteban Cambiasso's first goal of the season sealed three points for the Nerazzurri.

In La Liga, Atletico Madrid drew level on points with Barcelona at the top as man of the moment Radamel Falcao scored his 10th league goal of the season in their 3-1 win over Osasuna.

Joao Miranda and Raul Garcia put Atletico 2-0 ahead in the Vincente Calderon Stadium before Roland Lamah pulled one back for Osasuna, who stay bottom of the table.

Falcao sealed the three points 17 minutes from time.

In the late match, reigning champions Real Madrid won 5-0 in Mallorca with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain both scoring twice.

But they remained eight points adrift of the leading pair in fourth place.

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