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Late Bochum rally stuns stumbling Bayern

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  • Bayern Munich held to 3-3 home draw by VfL Bochum who score two late goals
  • Defending champions Bayern led 3-1 after double by Brazil's Ze Roberto
  • Newcomers Hoffenheim top standings ahead of important Sunday games
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(CNN) -- Bayern Munich's dismal start to the Bundesliga season continued on Saturday as they were held to a home 3-3 draw by struggling VfL Bochum.

Bochum refused to lie down at the Allianz Arena and were rewarded for their endeavor.

The defending champions were looking good for a morale-boosting three points as they led 3-1 with only ten minutes remaining at the Allianz Arena only for Christoph Dabrowski and Dennis Grote to score late goals for the visitors.

"This is extremely frustrating. We were simply a bit too over confident," under pressure Bayern coach Juergen Klinsmann, told the Associated Press.

The former Germany coach was the subject of boos and calls of "Klinsmann out!" as Bayern blew the lead.

Coming off the back of defeats by Werder Bremen and Hanover, Klinsmann's men desperately needed a victory and took the lead through defender Daniel van Buyton after just 15 minutes.

On the half hour mark, Sinan Kaloglu equalized for Bochum only for Bayern's Brazilian star Ze Roberto to put the home side ahead for the second time on the stroke of half time.

Ze Roberto scored again after 68 minutes to give Bayern a two-goal cushion but then came their late collapse which leaves them 11th in the standings.

Newcomers Hoffenheim are on top ahead of Sunday's round of matches, four points ahead of Bayern after a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt with Senegal international striker Demba Ba scoring twice.

VfB Stuttgart are also on 13 points after a convincing 4-1 home win over Werder Bremen, who slip to sixth.

Sami Khedira, Christian Traesch and Roberto Hilbert made it 3-0 before Bremen's Brazilian Diego scored a consolation goal with a free-kick.

Martin Lanig rounded off a superb Stuttgart win near the end.

SV Hamburg are also on 13 points and can move clear with victory over Energie Cottbus on Sunday.

Bayer Leverkusen occupy fourth but lost 1-0 at home to Hertha Berlin with Ukrainian Andrey Voronin scoring an 89th-minute winner.

Sunday's other matches see challenging Schalke 04 visit VfL Wolfsburg while Borussia Dortmund entertain Hanover.

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