Bundesliga Matchday 30 Roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 30 Roundup: Bayern’s Winless Streak Continues

Bayern Munich’s winless streak extended to four games on Saturday as Mainz earned a surprise draw at the Allianz Arena.

Having recently gotten knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid, Bayern failed to bounce back against 13th-placed Mainz as both sides played out a 2-2 draw.

With Manuel Neuer currently out injured, his deputy, Sven Ulreich stepped in for him against Mainz. Ulreich is also likely to assume the role of Bayern’s first-choice keeper up until the end of the season.

Stoke City loanee, Bojan Krkic opened the scoring in the 3rd-minute before Arjen Robben retaliated with a goal of his own in the 16th-minute.

Daniel Brosisnski restored Mainz’ lead with a goal five minutes before half time whilst Thiago helped Bayern to a point as he found the back of the net in the 73rd-minute.

Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim were held to a 1-1 draw by Cologne with the latter looking to make one final push towards the Europa League places.

Goals from Leonardo Bittencourt and midfield maestro Kerem Dembiray cancelled each other out.

Cologne have enjoyed a joyous season, but their recent inconsistency has seen them drop out of contention for a spot in Europe next term.

They currently sit just three points adrift the last Europa League qualifying spot; hence it’s still within their reach.

Dortmund overtook Hoffenheim in the weekend following their slip-up against Cologne. Having beaten Gladbach 3-2, der BVB moved into 3rd-place.

Marco Reus opened the scoring with a 10th-minute penalty. Gladbach’s first goal didn’t come until the 43rd-minute when Lars Stindl drew things level.

Marcel Schmelzer scored an own goal shortly after Stindl’s strike which gave Gladbach’s fans optimistic about their side grabbing maximum points.

Dortmund, though, scored an equaliser in the 60th-minute courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Thomas Tuchel’s side managed to win the game courtesy of Raphael Guerreiro’s late goal.

Elsewhere, on Saturday, Frankfurt put up a rare great performance against Augsburg to win 3-1

Augsburg opened the scoring in as early as the 9th-minute through Jeffery Gouweleeuw.

After a relatively uneventful first half, Frankfurt got back into the game courtesy of a brace from Marco Fabian. Ante Rebic scored in the last minutes of the match in a bid to more or less seal the victory.

Relegation-threatened Wolfsburg are currently on thin ice after losing 1-0 away at Hertha Berlin thanks to Vedad Ibisevic’s 59th-minute goal.

Die Wolfe now sit just one above the relegation zone, and a few more bad results before the end of the season could see them drift into the relegation zone and the Second tier of German football.

Hamburg lost 2-1 at home to Darmstadt as they failed to keep Aytac Sulu and Felix Platte from scoring two goals in quick succession.

Hamburg’s lone goal came courtesy of Fabian Holland’s own goal which saw the club’s fans accept the 2-1 loss.

Goals from Dario Lezcano and Pascal Gross failed to lead Ingolstadt to any point as free-scoring Werder Bremen secured a 4-2 away win over relegation-threatened Ingolstadt.

Max Kruse scored all four goals for Bremen, including a penalty.

Freiburg beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a powerful attacking system and the improved decision-making abilities of Freiburg’s players.

Nils Petersen opened the scoring for Freiburg before Kevin Volland notched a penalty for Leverkusen in the 60th-minute.

Pascal Stenzel closed the scoring in the 88th-minute to seal the three points for 6th-placed Freiburg.

Timo Werner scored as Leipzig and Schalke played out a 1-1 draw at the Veltins Arena.

Werner notched the game’s first goal in the 14th-minute before Klass Jan Huntelaar scored in the 46th-minute to secure a valuable point for Schalke.

Bundesliga Table after Matchday 30​

Bundesliga Matchday 30 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 30 Games

Bayren Munich vs Mainz

 

Gladbach vs Dortmund

 

Schalke vs Leipzig

 

Koln vs Hoffenheim

 

Freiburg vs Bayer Leverkusen

 

Ingolstadt vs Werder Breman

 

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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