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Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich lost their unbeaten record in Germany's top tier this season in emphatic style on Saturday, going down 3-1 away to Borussia Moenchengladbach. It is only the second time Pep Guardiola's Bayern have lost this season after they went down 2-0 at
Arsenal in the Champions League in October. It was also Bayern's first Bundesliga defeat since losing 2-1 at Freiburg last May as second-half goals by Oscar Wendt, Lars Stindl and Fabian Johnson left the Bavarian giants reeling. Franck Ribery scored Bayern's late consolation goal on his return after nearly nine months out with injury. "It's a pity, but it's our own fault," admitted Ribery. "We will concentrate on the next game and hope to win," he added as Ingolstadt can expect a Bayern backlash in Munich next Saturday. Bayern's eight-point lead at the top of the table will be cut if second-placed Borussia Dortmund win later at Wolfsburg. Gladbach took a deserved lead when Raffael gave a return pass to Wendt and the Swedish international fired past Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on 54 minutes. The hosts doubled their lead when Stindl volleyed home on 66 minutes. There were scenes of pure joy amongst the home fans at Borussia Park when Bayern centre-back Jerome Boateng was caught out of position and Johnson sprinted away to launch a shot past Neuer on 71 minutes. Bayern pulled a goal back nine minutes from time when Ribery marked his 300th game in the famous red shirt by scoring off the bench to celebrate his first game in 269 days following a persistent ankle injury. This is the first time Bayern have conceded three goals since losing 3-0 at Barcelona in the first leg of last season's Champions League semi-finals. And their defeat leaves French champions Paris Saint-Germain as the only remaining unbeaten club in any of Europe's traditional big five leagues. For Gladbach, the victory continues their fairytale rise from bottom of the table to third as they remain unbeaten after 10 Bundesliga games under new coach Andre Schubert.