October 19, 2019 / 3:59 PM / a month ago

UPDATE 2-Soccer-Augsburg's Finnbogason nets late equaliser to peg back Bayern

* Dortmund beat leaders Gladbach 1-0

* Bayern have one point from last two games

* Suele suffers suspected knee ligament injury

* Wolfsburg draw 1-1 with Leipzig (Adds Dortmund win, Suele injury)

BERLIN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Augsburg’s Alfred Finnbogason scored a stoppage-time goal to snatch a 2-2 draw against a wasteful Bayern Munich on Saturday and deny them top spot in the Bundesliga.

The Bavarians, whose defender Niklas Suele suffered a suspected knee ligament injury, had only themselves to blame for failing to win for the second straight matchday, having squandered a bagful of chances and hit the woodwork in what was largely a one-sided game against lowly opponents.

Bayern remained in third place on 15 points, level with fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund, who beat leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0, and RB Leipzig. Gladbach are top on 16 along with VfL Wolfsburg.

“We had control and huge chances but we just could not score,” Bayern coach Niko Kovac said.

“When you fail to do that then you just cannot let in a second goal. Two shots on goal, two goals for them, that is frustrating. We squandered our own rewards.”

VfL Wolfsburg remained second, also on 16, after Wout Weghorst scored a 82nd-minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw against Leipzig, who dropped to fifth on 15. Schalke 04, on 14, will take over the lead if they beat Hoffenheim on Sunday.

Augsburg shocked Bayern with a goal after 28 seconds with Marco Richter volleying in from a Rani Khedira header.

To make matters worse, central defender Niklas Suele had to be taken off a little later after suffering what looked to be a knee injury.

“It looks like a serious injury,” said Kovac, adding the cruciate ligament could be damaged. “It is not the best feeling. We will have to wait and see.”

Yet Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski continued his stellar scoring run to bring them level in the 14th minute.

He headed in a perfect Serge Gnabry cross for his 12th league goal. He has now scored in each of their eight league games to equal the record set by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang four years ago.

Gnabry, who also hit the post late in the first half, curled a superb left-footed low shot past Augsburg keeper Tomas Koubek in the 49th to give Bayern, who travel to Olympiakos in the Champions League next week, the lead.

Koubek then made a string of superb saves to deny Kingsley Coman, Lewandowski as well as Philippe Coutinho. Substitute Thomas Mueller could also have sealed their win in the 90th minute but he fired wide from 13 metres.

They were punished for it in stoppage time as Finnbogason tapped in from a cutback to earn a point for his team and make it two league matches without a win for the Bavarians. (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, Editing by Toby Davis and Ed Osmond)

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