bundesliga matchday 24 roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 24 Roundup: Leipzig Drop out of the Title Race

RB Leipzig crashed out of the Bundesliga title race on Saturday following their unexpected 1-0 defeat at home to lowly Wolfsburg.

Leipzig fans went to the Red Bull Arena expecting to see their side crush Wolfsburg, a team that has been flirting with relegation for most of the season.

Mario Gomez soon made things dour for Leipzig as he scored in the 9th-minute of the game. Gomez’ goal saw Die Wolfe secure a slender win as Wolfsburg grabbed a crucial three points away at Leipzig.

RB Leipzig now sit 10 points behind Bayern Munich, who continued their recent form with a 3-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena.

Frankfurt didn’t put up much of a fight away at Bayern as they were blown away by the Bavarian giants’ fast-paced football as well as Roberto Lewandowski’s finishing with the Poland International scoring a century of goals for Bayern in just 136 games.

Frankfurt were resilient for most of the first 45, but they were eventually breached by Bayern as Lewandowski notched his first goal of the game in the 38th-minute. Douglas Costa scored soon after as Bayern took a 2-0 lead into the half time break.

The second half saw Lewandoski score his 100th goal for Bayern Munich as the league leaders won at the Allianz in routine fashion.

Frankfurt now sit seven points behind 4th-placed Hoffenheim, thus, Champions League qualification looks unlikely for Niko Kovac’s side.

Werder Bremen took to the pitch against Bayer Leverkusen without their captain Clemens Fritz following the ankle injury he picked up in Bremen’s 2-0 win over Darmstadt in the previous week.

Bremen didn’t do too badly at the Bay Arena as they managed a 1-1 draw against Leverkusen in Friday night’s Bundesliga tie.

Goals from Kevin Volland and Claudio Pizarro cancelled each other out as both sides settled for a stalemate.

Omer Toprak squandered a great opportunity to help his side secure the win after missing a penalty in the closing stages of the game.

Ingolstadt were the better side at the Audi Sportpark but Cologne luckily grabbed a point on Saturday in what turned out to be a 2-2 draw.

Anthony Modeste bagged a brace whilst Ingolstadt's goals came courtesy of Dario Lezcano and Romain Bregerie.

Hoffenheim dropped valuable points this weekend in the race for a spot in the top four as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Freiburg.

Maximilian Philipp was presented with a fine opportunity to put Freiburg ahead in the second-half after a goalless first-half as he lined up a spot-kick.

He failed to convert the penalty but managed to get on the rebound thus putting his side one goal up. Hoffenheim issued a quick reply with Andrej Kramaric finding the back of the net 4 minutes later.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund were beaten 2-1 by Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion. Salomon Kalou opened the scoring in the 11th-minute before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for der BVB in the 55th-minute.

Marvin Plattenhardt struck home in the 71st-minute to help his side to the three points, thus taking Hertha just two points adrift of 4th place.

Goals from Aytac Sulu and Sidney Sam saw Darmstadt pick up three points at home to Mainz, who’s lone goal came through Robin Quaison.

Hamburg secured an important 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday with Filip Kostic and the in-form Bobby Wood being amongst the goals for the home side.

Chelsea loanee, Andreas Christenson was responsible for Gladbach’s consolation goal.

Guido Burgstaller scored a brace and Daniel Caligiuri was on target as Schalke beat Augsburg 3-0 at the Veltins Arena.

The win saw Schalke put a four-point between themselves and 16th-placed Hamburg as they look to avoid relegation.

Bundesliga Table after Matchday 24​

bundesliga matchday 24 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 24 Games

Bayern München vs Eintracht Frankfurt

 

RB Leipzig vs Wolfsburg

 

Hertha BSC vs Borussia Dortmund

 

Freiburg vs Hoffenheim

 

Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen

 

Schalke 04 vs Augsburg

 

Hamburger SV vs Borussia M’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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