Defending champions Bayern Munich suffered a shock defeat in only their second Bundesliga game of the season on Friday as they were stunned 2-0 by ten-man Kaiserslautern, the Bundesliga's new boys.
Having won the second division last season, Kaiserslautern beat Cologne last weekend and have now claimed the scalp of defending champions Bayern with goals by Ivo Ilicevic and Srdjan Lakic, who has now scored three goals in two games. In injury time, striker Ilicevic was sent off for a second yellow card, but it did little to spoil Kaiserslautern's party.
UEFA Champions League finalists Bayern were punished for a lethargic opening 45 minutes at Kaiserslautern's notorious Betzenberg stadium with the home fans baying for Bayern's blood at the sold-out arena. Munich's Thomas Mueller wasted a golden chance to put his side ahead when Bastian Schweinsteiger's pass put him one-on-one with Kaiserslautern keeper Tobias Sippel on 24 minutes but he fired just wide.
Bayern were then floored by two goals in less then two minutes with Ilicevic playing a huge part in both. The first came when defender Florian Dick got the better of Franck Ribery and knock in a cross which striker Adam Nemec left for Ilicevic to fire past Bayern goalkeeper Hans-Joerg Butt on 36 minutes.
Seconds later, the Croatian then supplied the final pass which split the Munich defence and allowed Lakic to slot past Butt for his third Bundesliga goal in two games after his pair against Cologne last weekend.
Munich stepped up their efforts after the break, but between them forwards Ivica Olic and Miroslav Klose squandered a string of chances while Ribery and Schweinsteiger were frustrated by Kaiserslautern's cast-iron defence. With an hour played, left-back Contento made way for Croatia's Danijel Pranjic and Toni Kroos came on for striker Olic and the Germany midfielder nearly scored on 66 minutes when he fired straight at the goalkeeper.
With 15 minutes left, Brazilian defender Rodnei wasted a chance to make it 3-0 to Kaiserslautern when he headed wide, but the hosts were not to be denied a famous victory as their fans began the party on the final whistle.