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Bayern topped by new boys Kaiserslautern

In Bundesliga football, Kaiserslautern sprang an upset on Friday night by beating reigning champions Bayern Munich 2-0. The newcomers to the Bundesliga now sit atop the table early in the new football season.

Kaiserslautern players celebrate after the first goal

Ilicevic scored the first goal for Kaiserslautern, but was later sent off

Newly promoted Kaiserslautern stunned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich with two goals in 60 seconds to win 2-0 on Friday. Kaiserslautern now go top of the table, having earned six points from two games. Last Saturday they beat Cologne 3-1.

The hosts were playing in front of a sell-out crowd of 49,780 spectators. Croatian midfielder Ivo Ilicevic struck a brilliant shot into the net from 20 meters in the 36th minute. Ilicevic then set up his teammate Srdan Lakic to score just a minute later.

"We wanted to put in a good performance and match Bayern. I think we deserved to win," Ilicevic said.

The midfielder was sent off in second half injury time after a second yellow card, but it did little to spoil Kaiserslautern's night. Bayern had a number of chances in the second half, but failed to convert them.

There are six Bundesliga matches on Saturday, including Schalke against Hanover and Werder Bremen versus Cologne.

Author: Joanna Impey (AFP/dpa/Reuters)
Editor: Matt Hermann

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