Bayern Munich grind out 2-1 win to match unbeaten record

AP, Saturday 2 Nov 2013

Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in the 11th matchday of the Germany Bundesliga on Saturday

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Bayern's Thomas Mueller, left, and Bayern's Franck Ribery of France celebrate Mueller's leading goal during a German first division Bundesliga soccer match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich in Sinsheim, Germany, Saturday, Nov.2, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after coming from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 away.

Franck Ribery set up Thomas Mueller to score the winner from close range in the 75th minute after Hoffenheim had missed a host of chances to clear.

Hoffenheim went in front through Niklas Suele in the 34th, only for Bayern to equalize five minutes later when Ribery's free-kick was deflected in by Mario Mandzukic.

It was Bayern's 38th consecutive game without defeat, matching Hamburger SV's 30-year-old Bundesliga record.

Ten-man Freiburg won 3-0 at Nuremberg for its first victory of the season, while bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig surprised Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 at home for only its second win.

Borussia Moenchengladbach won 2-0 in Hamburg, and Schalke defeated Hertha Berlin 2-0 away.

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