Borussia Dortmund went into this weekend knowing that they had to beat RB Leipzig to stand any chance of qualifying for the Champions League. This was a particularly concerning weekend because BVB were up against one of the best teams in the league, while Wolfsburg were up against Union Berlin and Frankfurt faced Mainz. Neither side are pushovers, but they were both teams that Wolfsburg and Frankfurt expected to beat. Luckily for Dortmund, however, Mainz’s incredible run of form continued as they pulled off a draw against Frankfurt. Dortmund’s victory over RB Leipzig, coupled with Frankfurt dropping points, puts BVB in the driving seat in the race for Champions League football. They now sit just a point ahead of The Eagles, with two games left to play. If they win all their remaining games, BVB will be playing in Europe’s premier competition next season.
Here is how things played out across the Bundesliga over the weekend.
Here are the results from Round 32 of the Bundesliga season:
VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Augsburg
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Eintracht RB Leipzig
Werder Bremen 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Wolfsburg 3-0 Union Berlin
Hoffenheim 4-2 Schalke
Bayern Munich 6-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
FC Cologne 1-4 SC Freiburg
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Mainz
Hertha Berlin 0-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Bayern Munich Do Bayern Munich Things and Schalke Do Schalke Things
It’s that time again. Bayern Munich have been confirmed as the Bundesliga champions for the ninth season in a row. That is totally normal and the league is very healthy. Anyway, to celebrate BVB doing their job for them, Bayern Munich smashed Borussia Monchengladbach 6-0. Robert Lewandowski scored a hattrick, and more or less guaranteed that he will break Gerd Muller’s record for most goals scored in a season. Hooray?
Meanwhile, Schalke were up to their old tricks. Going into halftime against Hoffenheim, Schalke boasted a 2-0 lead, and threatened to spoil my bet. But I was not sweating because I didn’t have much money on it, and because no lead is safe when you are Schalke!
Sure enough, they managed to throw away their two goal advantage, conceding four goals on the trot in the second half, ultimately losing 4-2. I imagine Schalke fans can’t wait for this torrid season to finally be over. Perhaps they’ll get to see their team win a few in the 2. Bundesliga?
Do you think BVB will make the top four? Let us know!