Philipp Lahm said Bayern Munich "always believed [they] could turn the game around" as the Bundesliga champions produced a dramatic last-gasp fightback, winning a nine-goal thriller 5-4 against nearest challengers RB Leipzig.
Bayern was down 4-2 with just six minutes remaining in the game, and also trailed 2-1 at halftime and 3-1 just after the start of the second half.
Leipzip were leading 4-2 after 65 minutes, but an awesome final 25 minutes saw Bayern seal one of the season's finest comebacks with three goals in the final 10 minutes, including two deep in injury-time. Another signature win was there to build even more confidence entering next season, and Bayern took it from them in the cruelest of ways.
RB briefly kept Bayern off the top of the Bundesliga for three weeks last November with a transfer policy of signing raw, young talent - all five signings in the a year ago are 21 or younger.
But Robert Lewandowski's second of the game brought Bayern back into it before David Alaba and Arjen Robben both scored in added time to clinch an incredible victory.
The Poland worldwide has been in fine form this season and that continued today, with Lewandowski netting two of Bayern's five.
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With Bayern and Leipzig already assured direct Champions League places, the battle rages on for the third automatic place after third-placed Dortmund drew 1-1 at Augsburg. Simple and effective means Forsberg now has a hefty 18 Bundesliga assists this season.
Leipzig's challenge now will be holding onto young stars like Guinea midfielder Naby Keita and Germany striker Timo Werner, who have attracted the interest of top clubs with their performances. The young Germany worldwide had just featured at the 2010 World Cup and arrived with a big reputation, but a combination of factors, including injury and being played at right-back by Roberto Mancini, led to a hard season in Manchester.
Earlier this week, Kicker claimed that Bayern are open to selling the 19-year-old if they receive a €35 million (£29.5m) bid.
The Bulls had a dream start as they snatched the lead in the second minute of the match through Marcel Sabitzer's close range header. However, under manager Carlo Ancelotti, inconsistency has hampered Costa's game.
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