bundesliga matchday 25 roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 25 Roundup: Bayern Move Further Away from Challengers

Thomas Muller scored only his second goal of the season to help Bayern triumph over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Gladbach set themselves up to avoid defeat as Bayern came to town looking to extend their gap over Leipzig following their huge slip-up against Werder Bremen on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, Bayern were left pondering how they would score a goal or better yet win the game, and Thomas Muller came up with the answer for both as the Germany international scored in the 63rd-minute.

The win saw Bayern go 13 points clear at the top of the table thanks to Werder Bremen’s shocking 3-0 victory over Bayern’s closest rivals RB Leipzig.

Zlatko Junuzovic opened the scoring for Werder Bremen in the 34th-minute as Werder took a goal advantage with them into the half time break.

Leipzig were expected to stage a comeback in the second half, but quite the opposite occurred as they capitulated and let in a further two goals courtesy of Florian Grillitsch and Florian Kainz.

Bayern are now clear-cut contenders to lift the Bundesliga title for another consecutive season with Leipzig seemingly out of the title race at the business end of the season.

Dortmund closed in on Leipzig earlier on Friday night with a win over Ingolstadt as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made his presence felt yet again.

The Gabon international has been sensational this season, scoring a handful of goals that have proven to be crucial for der BVB.

Ingolstadt remain in the relegation zone with little hope of making it out judging by their recent results. The Bundesliga is known to spring up surprises, though, so there could yet be a twist in the relegation battle.

Florian Neidelechner converted a penalty as Freiburg were held to a 1-1 draw by Augsburg on Saturday. The win took Freiburg up to 35 points thus putting them in a position to challenge for a place in the Europa League however bleak their chances may be on that front.

Hamburg continue to take strides towards escaping relegation having grabbed a point away at Frankfurt in a goalless draw.

Elsewhere, Wolfsburg’s resurgence continued as they grabbed maximum points at the Volkswagen Arena against rock-bottom Darmstadt.

Mario Gomez scored in the 45th-minute to help Wolfsburg move away from the relegation zone, but as they remain just two points above the drop zone.

A goal from Sead Kolasinac helped Schalke to a slim 1-0 victory away at the Opel Arena as both sets of supporters had to wait until the 50th-minute for a goal to be scored, and when it finally arrived, it was to the detriment of Mainz.

Anthony Modeste scored a hat-trick as Cologne secured a 4-2 win over Hertha Berlin who sit in the Europa League places alongside Cologne.

Yuya Osako opened the scoring for the Billy Goats in the 6th-minute before Modeste banged 3 goals. Vedad Ibisevic and John Anthony Brooks scored the two consolation goals for Hertha Berlin.

Bayer Leverkusen’s appalling form continued as their quandary worsened on Saturday when they lost 1-0 away at Hoffenheim who look increasingly likely to secure a 4th-place finish this season.

Bayern-bound Sandro Wagner scored the game’s lone goal and match-winner in the 62nd-minute to put Hoffenheim in touching distance of Dortmund in 3rd-place as they sit just a point adrift of Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Bundesliga Table after Matchday 25​

bundesliga matchday 25 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 25 Games

Gladbach vs Bayren Munich

 

Werder Breman vs Leipzig

 

Dortmund vs Ingolstadt

 

Koln vs Hertha Berlin

 

Hoffenheim vs Beyer Leverkusen

 

Mainz 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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