Bayern drops points at home to lowly Bochum


FRANKFURT, Germany, AP

Defending champion Bayern Munich suffered its second straight setback in a 0-0 draw at home against lowly Bochum and dropped one spot in the Bundesliga standings on Tuesday. Beaten 3-2 at Dortmund on Friday, Bayern could lose more ground when the 19th round is completed on Wednesday. Leader Werder Bremen plays at Bayer Leverkusen and No. 2 Schalke hosts Alemannia Aachen. Bremen and Schalke both have 39 points, while Bayern has 34. Stuttgart beat Arminia Bielefeld 3-2 to move past Bayern into third place with 35 points. In other games, Borussia Moenchengladbach remained winless in 12 games when it drew Nuremberg 0-0 at home, while Eintracht Frankfurt clinched a 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg. Bayern had few chances against a well-organized Bochum that is only one place above the relegation zone, and Felix Magath’s team was booed off the field by a crowd of 62,000 at Allianz Arena. Mario Gomez scored twice for Stuttgart, which bounced back from a 4-1 loss at Nuremberg over the weekend. Gomez’s header on a feed from Cacau put Stuttgart ahead after nine minutes, but Christian Eigler tied the score in the 26th. Cacau scored himself after the break and Gomez brought his season tally to 10 to secure Stuttgart’s victory. Abdelaziz Ahanfouf converted a late penalty for the final score. Wolfsburg began strongly against Frankfurt and Diego Klimowicz put the home team ahead after eight minutes. But Frankfurt fought back with goals from Michael Thurk and Alexander Maier shortly after the hour, before Mike Hanke’s header in the 73rd tied the game.