While his opposite number Steve McClaren felt a 1-1 draw was appropriate, Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal was furious after his side failed to overcome Wolfsburg despite taking an early lead.
"We are all disappointed, we can't pretend otherwise," he said after the match.
"We should have been 3-0 up at half-time, and we had a poor second half. We had lots of one-on-ones with [Diego] Benaglio, but missed the target.
"Then we made a late error and victory was impossible.
"It is really incredible because this is the fifth game of the season that's been like this."
Star winger Arjen Robben added, "We don't need to say any more about top spot in the table, as many of us have acknowledged.
"There's always hope as long as it's possible, but really we're too far away. We need to accept and respect that point. [Borussia] Dortmund need congratulated for their great performances."
Thomas Mueller concluded, "It's a common thread here that in this team we make too many individual errors, myself included.
"Of course we had some luck in the opening minutes, but we stayed competitive throughout and felt we could get something today.
"Both teams went out to play hard, aware that they'd get their chance at one point. Then that chance was taken."