With all eyes on Der Klassiker, you’d be forgiven for missing most of the action in the Bundesliga at the weekend. But there were several upsets, and a couple absolute hidings.
In the race to the bottom, Greuther Furth continue to be untouchable. Not only have they failed to make it to multiple points for the season, they also took an absolute hammering from Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend, losing 7-1! Meanwhile, their closest competition, Armina Bielefeld, actually picked up a decent point, drawing 1-1 with FC Cologne.
I’m not sure if it’s right to call them upsets or not, but Union Berlin and Mainz beat RB Leipzig and Wolfsburg. While Leipzig and Wolfsburg should really be in or around the top four, it’s Union and Mainz that are fighting for the European spots, and their victories at the weekend helped them keep pace with Hoffenheim and Freiburg above them.
Here’s a roundup from the weekend’s action in the Bundesliga:
Union Berlin 2-1 RB Leipzig
Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 FC Cologne
Augsburg 2-3 VfL Bochum
Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 Greuther Furth
Mainz 3-0 Wolfsburg
Hoffenheim 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
VfB Stuttgart 2-2 Hertha Berlin
Borussia Monchengladbach 0-6 Freiburg
Freiburg are Still Good! Borussia Monchengladbach... Are Not!
Borussia Monchengladbach have been pretty disappointing this season, while Freiburg have been lighting it up. The clash between the two sides on Sunday was a perfect example of that. Gladbach got absolutely annihilated.
Despite Freiburg’s complete demolition of Adi Hutter’s side, he made it out of the stadium with his job intact, which surprised me a little. Gladbach are currently sat in 13th place in the league, and they haven’t lived up to expectations at any point this season. It’s always good to see clubs keeping faith in their managers and giving them a little more time, but if Hutter doesn’t turn things round soon that faith might run out.
Who will replace Jesse Marsch at RB Leipzig and will Borussia Monchengladbach’s Adi Hutter be the next guy to go?