bundesliga matchday 21 roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 21 Roundup: Leipzig Back to their Best

​RB Leipzig were previously going through a rut which saw them seemingly drop out of the title race following Bayern's unrivaled dominance.

During the weekend, though, Leipzig got back to winning ways against Borussia Monchengladbach who went into the game in good form.

Leipzig opened the scoring in the first half hour mark as Emil Forsberg capped off a sublime team move to put a low drilled shot into the back of the net courtesy of an assist from Timo Werner.

Thorgan Hazard, the brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, failed to draw Gladbach level after stepping up to take a penalty which came about after Lars Stindl was fouled in the box.

Timo Werner got his name on the scoresheet 10 minutes after Thorgan Hazard missed his spot-kick. Emil Forsberg provided the assist which Werner converted.

Jannik Verstergaard nicked what proved to be a consolation goal for Gladbach late in the game as Leipzig secured a 2-1 win.

League leaders Bayern failed to maintain the distance between them and Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table following a 1-1 draw with high-flying Hertha Berlin.

Vedas Ibisevic grabbed what seemed to be an early winner in a heated clash in the 21st-minute as Bayern struggled to find a way back into the tie.

Carlo Ancelotti's side looked set to drop three points going into the final stages of the game before Robert Lewandowski pounced on Arjen Robben's rebound to earn Bayern Munich a draw.

The 1-1 result raised quite a few eyebrows seeing as it came just days after Bayern's five-goal haul against Arsenal in the Champions League.

Schalke went head to head with Cologne in a tightly contested clash which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Royal Blues scored their fastest league goal since 2014 as Alessandro Schopf opened the scoring in as early as the 2nd-minute.

From then on, it seemed like the game would be dominated by Schalke, but it wasn't as Cologne fought their way back into the tie courtesy of Anthony Modeste's strike right on the stroke of half time.

The game ended 1-1 with both sides sharing the spoils in a fairly even contest.

Wolfsburg capitulated against Dortmund as die Wolfe succumbed to a disheartening 3-0 defeat at the hands of Thomas Tuchel's men.

Dortmund's sporadic form had seen their position fluctuate with regularity this term, but following the win against Wolfsburg, a top four finish seems likelier than ever.

Jeffrey Bruma scored an own goal to put Dortmund in front before goals from Lukasz Piszcek and Ousmane Dembele sealed the 3-0 win for der BVB.

Hoffenheim also did a good job of further affirming their Champions League qualification bid following a 2-0 victory over Darmstadt.

Former Leicester man Andrej Kramaric was in sublime form as his brace saw Hoffenheim secure the win.

The first half ended goalless, but Kramaric managed to open the scoring in the 64th-minute before converting a penalty late in the game thus leaving Darmstadt condemned at the bottom of the table.

Frankfurt suffered a surprise loss against Ingolstadt who seem to have begun a valiant attempt at escaping relegation.

Romain Bregerie grabbed the opener for Ingolstadt before Pasca Gross doubled their lead late in the game to secure a 2-0 victory over Champions League hopefuls Frankfurt.

Goals from Serge Gnabry and Thomas Delaney saw Werner Bremen grab a 2-0 win over Mainz as they look to distance themselves from the drop zone whilst Hamburg and Freiburg played out a 2-2 draw.

Aaron Hunt and Michael Gregoritsch were on target for Hamburg but goals from Maximilian Philipp and Vincenzo Grifo canceled each other out.

Bayer Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi scored the Bundesliga's 50,000th goal as they secured a 3-1 win over Augsburg.

Bellarabi and Javier Hernandez scored the first two goals of the game, before Dominik Khor pulled one back for Augsburg.

Hernandez bagged another goal to take the scores up to 3-1 as Leverkusen grabbed all three points.

Bundesliga Table after Matchday 21​

bundesliga matchday 21 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 21 Games

Hertha Berlin vs Bayren Munich

 

Gladbach vs RB Leipzig

 

Dortmund vs Wolfsburg

 

Hoffenheim vs Darmstadt

 

Augsburg vs Leverkusen

 

FC Cologne vs Schalke

 

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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