Ezequiel Palacios scored two goals from two penalties in the second half, turning Bayer Leverkusen from behind to a 2-1 victory at home to Bayern Munich, preventing him from regaining the top spot in the German Football League on Sunday.
Bayern started the match disastrously, with Leverkusen dominating the game and firing many shots at Jan Sommer’s goal in the first quarter of an hour.
But the defending champions hit the net against the run of play with the first shot on goal by Joshua Kimmich in the 22nd minute.
The game turned around after the break, and Bayern’s defense resulted in two penalty kicks.
Palacios equalized with the first kick in the 55th minute, then the referee awarded the second kick after a mistake by Daewoo Upamecano.
The Argentine player advanced to put the ball in the Sumer goal and complete the uprising of coach Xabi Alonso in the 73rd minute.
Leverkusen withstood Bayern’s attacks and had two chances from Kingsley Coman and Matthijs de Ligt in the last minutes.
Bayern, who faces Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League next month and reached the quarter-finals of the German Cup, remained in second place with 52 points, one point behind Borussia Dortmund, who crushed its guest Cologne 6-1 on Saturday.
Leverkusen jumped to eighth place with 37 points.