The latest run of football games in the Bundesliga are complete, and again we saw some exciting matches and results which were significant at both ends of the table. Teams are still in the hunt at the top end for Champions League qualification, while others are battling to preserve their top-flight status for another year.
The action kicked off on Friday, with Leverkusen recording a 1-0 away win at Freiburg. Thanks to a Kai Havertz strike, Leverkusen ensured they would continue to keep the pressure on for a top-four finish and Champions League football. Freiburg, on the other hand, failed to put any pressure on Wolfsburg in sixth, after succumbing to defeat.
Five football games took place on Saturday, with both ends of the table influenced by proceedings. Hertha beating Augsburg 2-0 sees the former close in on sixth, while Augsburg is sliding towards the danger zone. Hoffenheim’s slender victory at Mainz sees them go level on points with Wolfsburg in sixth. And Mainz is now only a point above the relegation playoff spot.
Top Six Race
Schalke have been on a dreadful run, and it continued as a solitary goal from Bremen was enough to defeat them. David Wagener’s men are rooted in midtable, but their opponents need all the points they can get as they battle to climb out of the bottom two. In somewhat of a shock result, Wolfsburg, who looked to have cemented themselves in sixth, lost at home to midtable Frankfurt. The race for the top six is on now, as Hertha, Freiburg and Hoffenheim are circling – ready to swoop.
Unsurprisingly, Bayern showed their prowess by making easy work of visitors Dusseldorf. They were three goals to the good at half time, before Robert Lewandowski and Alphonso Davies made it a rout. There were big score lines in both of the football matches which took place on Sunday too, with Monchengladbach brushing Union Berlin aside with a 4-1 win, and second place Dortmund beating Paderborn 6-1 away from home. Monchengladbach needed all three to stay in touching distance of Dortmund in second, while the points were a must for the latter to keep the chasing mob at bay for another week.
Monday Night Football
RB Leipzig was back in action on Monday evening, away at FC Koln. It was the home side who went ahead seven minutes before two goals in eighteen saw Leipzig go level and then pull in front. Timo Werner made it 2-1 after the break. And while Anthony Modeste pulled a goal back for Koln, Dani Olmo added another for the visitors. In the end, it finished 4-2. Leipzig remains two points behind Dortmund heading into the next round of fixtures.
The final football game in the run of fixtures saw Frankfurt head to Bremen and win by three goals to nil. All three goals came in the second half, with the victory the second in two games for Frankfurt; who are firmly in midtable. Bremen, on the other hand, failed to build on their win over Schalke, and look in real trouble down in seventeenth.