I’m sure everyone is feeling a little deflated after the loss to Bayern Munich at the weekend. It’s not that anyone really believed Borussia Dortmund were going to win, but going up 2-0 early on gave fans something to believe in, and for much of the game BVB were level. The fact that they were unable to hold on until the end, while not overly surprising, was tough to take.
So to help us all purge this round of games from our system, lets take a look at everything that happened in the Bundesliga this weekend, and then forget any of it ever happened. The good news is that many of the results went Borussia Dortmund’s way, so all is not lost.
Here are the results from Round 24 of the Bundesliga season:
Schalke 0-0 Mainz
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 VfB Stuttgart
Freiburg 0-3 RB Leipzig
Hoffenheim 2-1 Wolfsburg
Borussia Monchengladbach 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Augsburg
Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund
FC Koln 1-1 Werder Bremen
Arminia Bielefeld 0-0 Union Berlin
Stuttgart and Hoffenheim Help Reduce the Damage of a Bayern Loss
There is very little room for error for every team fighting for a top four spot right now, so losing to Bayern Munich could have put a real dent in BVB’s efforts to claim a Champions League place. Thankfully, Frankfurt and Wolfsburg both dropped points, so they are still only four and six points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.
Frankfurt drew with Stuttgart, going 1-0 down midway through the second half, but drawing level just a minute later. Wolfsburg, however, lost 2-1 to Hoffenheim, with Cristoph Baumgartner scoring the opening goal in the 8th minute, before Wolfsburg equalized through Wout Weghorst 15 minutes later, but a Andrej Kramaric goal just before halftime was too much for Wolfsburg to overcome. This broke a nine game unbeaten stretch in the Bundesliga, dating back to early January when Wolfsburg lost 2-0 to BVB.
Borussia Monchengladbach Continue to Struggle
Marco Rose’s Gladbach have suffered ever since it was announced that Rose would be leaving the club to join BVB in the summer. Borussia Monchenglabach have now lost their last five games in all competitions, and their poor run of form has seen them drop to 10th place in the Bundesliga.
There have been some murmurs about the possibility that Marco Rose’s job might be at risk, but the likelihood that this becomes a reality seem relatively slim. But if Gladbach keep on losing games, you never know.
It’s yet more proof of the brilliant business acumen of the big wigs at Borussia Dortmund. They have worked with Marco Rose to get him sacked so they don’t have to pay Gladbach a penny when he joins the club!
What is the most interesting Bundesliga story (that doesn’t include Bayern or BVB) so far this season? Let us know your thoughts.