bundesliga matchday 28 roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 28: Bayern beat Fierce Rivals Dortmund

Bayern Munich welcomed Dortmund to the Allianz Arena for what was sure to be a thrilling and close Bundesliga encounter between two of German football’s most dominant side, but somehow the game took another turn as Bayern cruised to victory in a 5-goal thriller.

Franck Ribery opened the scoring for Bayern in the 4th-minute before Lewandowski doubled their lead six minutes later. Raphael Guerreiro pulled one back for Dortmund as they seemed to have found a way back into the game, but that was not the case as Arjen Robben increased Bayern’s tally to three goals in the 49th-minute.

Lewandowski completed his hat-trick in the 68th-minute as Carlo Ancelotti grabbed a relatively easy victory over their fierce rivals, Dortmund.

RB Leipzig continued their spirited return form with a 1-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen. RB had previously dropped out of the title race in a disappointing manner, but they now look focused on securing a second-place finish in a bid to cap off their excellent displays from the start of the season.

Leipzig’s Will Orban picked up a second yellow card in the 88th-minute, but Yussuf Poulsen was able to steal the win for Leipzig in dramatic fashion with a goal in the 90th-minute.

Leverkusen now sits 12th in the Bundesliga standings with just ten wins in 28 games thus far.

Elsewhere, Frankfurt dropped further down the table to 9th after a tango with free-scoring Werder Bremen. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, thus hurting Frankfurt’s Europa League hopes.

Zlatko Junuzovic opened the scoring for Werder Bremen in the 37th-minute before Fin Bartels doubled Bremen’s tally in the 43rd-minute.

Second half goals from Mijat Gacinovic and Marco Fabian brought Frankfurt level, but neither side was able to produce a decisive strike.

Freiburg beat Main 1-0 with Nils Petersen being the difference in the tie. Mainz are level on points with relegation-threatened Augsburg; thus subsequent losses could see them fall into the relegation battle.

Wolfsburg, who are just two points above the relegation zone suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Schalke.

The Veltins Arena witnessed goals from Leon Goretzka, Daniel Caligiuri and Guido Burgstaller’s brace as Schalke thumped Wolfsburg 4-1.

In-form Mario Gomez notched Wolfsburg’s solitary goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 79th-minute.

Cologne’s Europa League ambitions were brought to a halt as Borussia Monchengladbach secured a 3-2 victory away at the Rhein Energie Stadion.

Jannik Vestergaard opened the scoring for Gladbach in the 13th-minutebefore Christian Clemens drew the scores level for Cologne five minutes later.

The first half ended 1-1, but the real action was to be seen in the second 45. Ibrahima Traore restored Gladbach’s lead 10 minutes into the second half, but Anthony Modeste issued a quick reply within three minutes as the scores were brought level yet again.

Cologne, though, were unable to come up with an answer for Lars Stindl’s 80th-minute strike; hence, Gladbach grabbed the three points.

Hoffenheim remains in the top four, but their performance against Hamburg was not enough to help them to a victory as Hamburg secured a surprising 2-1 win over Julian Nagelsamann’s side.

Aaron Hunt bagged a brace for Hamburg to secure the victory whilst Hoffenheim’s lone goal came courtesy of former Leicester man Andrej Kramaric’s 35th-minute penalty.

Goals from John Anthony Brooks and Valentin Stocker saw Hertha Berlin secure a 2-0 win at home to Augsburg on Sunday. Hertha currently resides in a Europa League spot, but they sit just seven points away from 4th-place; hence they still have a chance of finishing within the top four.

Ingolstadt beat Darmstadt 3-2 in an important Bundesliga relegation-themed encounter. Mario Vrancic’s brace was not enough to seal the win for Darmstadt as Pascal Gross, Almog Cohen and Markus Suttner all scored to help Ingolstadt to a crucial victory.

Bundesliga Table after Matchday 28 Games​

bundesliga matchday 28 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 28 Games

Bayern Munich vs Dortmund

 

RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen

 

Schalke 04 vs Wolfsburg

 

Hamburger SV vs Hoffenheim

 

Köln vs Borussia M’gladbach

 

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Werder Bremen

 

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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