Dortmund drop points at title race

Defending champion and front runner Borussia Dortmund shared surprisingly points with Augsburg while record champion Bayern staged a 7-1 goal festival against Hoffenheim at the 25th round of Bundesliga on Saturday.
Bayern's Arjen Robben scores while Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Tom Starke tries to defend during the Bundesliga game on Saturday. Net Photo
Bayern's Arjen Robben scores while Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Tom Starke tries to defend during the Bundesliga game on Saturday. Net Photo

Bundesliga results

Stuttgart 0 - 0 Kaiserslautern
FC Cologne     1 - 0    Hertha BSC
Bayern    7 - 1    Hoffenheim
Mainz    2 - 1    Nurnberg
Monchengladbach 0 - 0 Freiburg
Wolfsburg    3 - 2    Leverkusen
Augsburg    0 - 0    Dortmund

Defending champion and front runner Borussia Dortmund shared surprisingly points with Augsburg while record champion Bayern staged a 7-1 goal festival against Hoffenheim at the 25th round of Bundesliga on Saturday.

Top team Dortmund stumbled over bottom team Augsburg that was able to get off one point following a goal less draw after ninety minutes to make title race exciting. The “BVB” remains on top with 56 points and a five point gap to chaser Bayern Munich. Augsburg climbs from 16th to 15th with 23 points.

“Today we had no assurance. We have hardly allowed opportunities. Augsburg had won a deserved point today,” Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said.

Record champion Bayern Munich inflicted Hoffenheim a heavy 7-1 loss at out sold Allianz Arena. Within thirty five minutes the “Bavarians” booked five goals on the scoreboards due to two goals by striker Mario Gomez and Dutchmen midfielder Arjen Robben and one by youngster midfielder Toni Kroos.

At second half the host kept it bowling as Mario Gomez sealed his hat rick to score his 21st goal of the season while Frenchmen midfielder Franck Ribery marked the seventh goal of the match.

Just before end, Bayern midfielder Luiz Gustavo donated a consolation goal for Hoffenheim. Bayern Munich resides second position with 51 points while Hoffenheim slips from 10th to 12th with 30 points.

Wolfsburg came from behind to shock Leverkusen 3-2 in front of home crowd at Volkswagen Arena. The “Wolves” stopped the negative run of three winless matches owing a win against Leverkusen.

The “Werkself” surprised the host with a fast goal through striker Stefan Kiebling who opened the scoring with only three minutes on the clock.

The “Wolves” woke up to turn the match by goals of striker Patrick Helmes and midfielder Ashkan Dejagah to make it 2-1 on the scoreboards just before break.

Moreover Leverkusen defender Michal Kadlec extended the lead to 3-1 for Wolfsburg following an own goal.

The “Wolves” climb from 11th to 12th with 31 points whereas Leverkusen stays on fifth position with 40 points.

Stunner team Monchengladbach remains winless at the third match in row as 17th-positioned Freiburg craved out a goalless draw.

The “Fohlen” stay on third position with 48 points whilst Freiburg resides on 17th with 22 points.

At the other matches, ten-men Cologne edged struggling Berlin owing the winner by midfielder Christian Clemens and Mainz defeated Nuremberg 2-1.

Already on Friday, Stuttgart was held to a goalless draw against bottom team Kaiserslautern.

The following fixtures are set for Sunday: Bremen encounters Hannover whilst Schalke clashes Hamburg.

 

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