Bundesliga matchday 20 round up

Bundesliga Matchday 20: Bayern Triumph Whilst Contenders Falter

Bayern Munich established a seven-point gap over their closest title rivals, RB Leipzig following a 2-0 win away at Ingolstadt on Saturday and a corresponding loss for Leipzig.

The title race had been heated since the Bundesliga season kicked-off with Bayern finding it hard to establish a sizeable gap between themselves and newly-promoted Leipzig.

The Bavarian giants managed to do just that in the past weekend as goals from Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben helped Carlo Ancelotti’s side secure their 15th-win of the season.

Bayern now sit atop the league table with 49 points, thus, it’ll take something special for Leipzig to catch up to them as they sit second with 42 points.

They're now on course to clinch the Bundesliga title for another consecutive season.

Hamburg put out a statement of intent as they secured a shocking 3-0 away win over Leipzig.

Hamburg have done a great job of climbing out of staying out of the relegation zone after many weeks of being in danger this term.

There’s still a chance for them to be relegated, but it seems unlikely, judging by their recent resurgence.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos opened the scoring for Hamburg in the 18th-minute before Wallace doubled the lead six minutes later.

Aaron Hunt put the game to bed as he struck Hamburg’s third goal of the game which confirmed the win for the 15th-placed side.

Leipzig enjoyed the majority of the position but failed to register a single shot on target, which more or less resulted in their loss as they were unable to cancel out Hamburg’s goals at any point in the game.

Friday Night’s fixture saw Mainz secure a 2-0 win over Augsburg at the Opel Arena courtesy of goals from Mete Oztunali and Jairo which came in the first and second half respectively.

The win took Mainz to 12th-place, one point above Augsburg who will be looking to bounce back against Leverkusen next week.

Elsewhere, Weder Bremen surprisingly failed to score as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Gladbach.

Dieter Hecking has done a great job at Gladbach thus far, taking them to mid-table after his sacking at Wolfsburg.

Thorgan Hazard was on target for Gladbach against Werder Bremen with a goal in the 12th-minute which stood as the game’s only goal.

Hertha Berlin’s top-four bid was hurt by Schalke as they lost 2-0 at the VELTINS-Arena courtesy of goals from Guido Burgstaller and Leon Goretzka. Schalke now sit in 11th-place with 25 points, level on points with Mainz.

Hertha Berlin currently sits in 6th-place with 33 points. Although, they are just one point behind Borussia Dortmund who sit in 4th, so there’s a possibility that they can still make their way into the top-four.

Hoffenheim and Cologne also slipped up in their respective bids for Champions League qualification as they succumbed to away defeats on Sunday.

Maximilian Arnold and Daniel Didavi were on target for Wolfsburg as they secured a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.

Hoffenheim’s lone goal came courtesy of Steven Zuber, but it’s worth noting that they aren’t far off the top four.

Wolfsburg on the other hand, have put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone as they sit in 14th-place with 22 points.

Freiburg also secured a 2-1 win over Cologne as Vincenzo Grifo and Maximillian Philipp got their name on the scoresheet for the mid-table side. In-form Anthony Modeste scored the lone goal for the Billy Goats who took a blow to their Champions League qualification hopes.

Leverkusen grabbed the three points over Frankfurt as Javier Hernandez (two goals) and Kevin Volland spurred Bayer to 3-0 win over the Bundesliga’s third-placed side.

Bundesliga Table After Matchday 20​

Bundesliga matchday 20 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 20 Games

Ingolstadt vs Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig vs Hamburger SV

Darmstadt vs Dortmund

Schalke vs Hertha Berlin

Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim

Freiburg vs FC Cologne

Werder Breman vs Gladbach

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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