As the curtains closed on the evening's action at the Bay Arena in Leverkusen, the general humming of fans slowly diminished as the stadium eventually emptied. Yet there sat, in centre stage of the echoing sporting cauldron, Pep Guardiola—alone on the bench glaring at an empty pitch.
For what he had just witnessed was his Bayern Munich side draw 1-1 with third-place Bayer Leverkusen. It was a point well-earned, but two critically dropped, just hours after Dortmund had surrendered any hope of victory in Gladbach.
The result still means that Bayern slowly made their way to the top of the Bundesliga table, yet instead of a strong three-point gap between themselves and Jurgen Klopp's challenging pack, the Bavarian champions hold the most slender of leads with a mere point between themselves and Dortmund.
Click "Begin Slideshow" to see the six most important points of the 1-1 draw between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich.