Bundesliga Matchday 31 Roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 31 Roundup: Bayern Munich Clinch Sixth Consecutive Title

Bayern Munich lifted their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after thumping Wolfsburg 6-0.

Bayern started the game on the front foot, and it didn’t take them long to find the back of the net as David Alaba, who only just recently returned from the sidelines, notched the first goal of the game in the 19th-minute.

Robert Lewandowski bagged a brace shortly after Alaba’s opening goal.

The second half saw Arjen Robben get his name of the scoresheet with a sublime effort in the 66th-minute.

Wolfsburg’s Luiz Gustavo received a red card in the 78th-minute hence die Wolfe were down to 10 men before Thomas Muller scored in the 80th-minute.

Joshua Kimmich closed the scoring in the 85th-minute which more or less sealed the embarrassing defeat for Wolfsburg.

Whilst Bayern’s Bundesliga campaign has been far from smooth in Carlo Ancelotti’s first season at the club, he’s continued the tradition of winning the league title which will undoubtedly go down well with the club’s fans.

Leipzig were held to a 0-0 draw at the Red Bull Arena earlier on Saturday which allowed Bayern to go on and clinch the title.

19th-placed Ingolstadt stood firm to deny Leipzig any goals in one of the most surprising results of the weekend. Ingolstadt’s Alfredo Morales received a second yellow card in the 86th-minute which got him sent off.

The likes of Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner were unable to make their presence felt as Ingolstadt’s backline gave them a torrid day.

Leipzig are now poised to finish second in the league which is an achievement in itself for RB given that this is their debut season in the top flight.

Schalke enjoyed a great day at the Bay Arena as they secured a 4-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Guido Burgstaller opened the scoring for Schalke before Benedikt Hoewedes chipped in with the second goal.

Alessandro Schoepf took his side’s tally up to three goals before Guido Burgstaller completed his brace.

Stefan Kiessling scored Leverkusen’s lone goal in the 69th-minute. There’s a chance, albeit slim, that Leverkusen could get sucked into a relegation battle going into the final matchdays of the season.

Dortmund dropped to fourth in the league standings following a goalless draw with Cologne at the Signal Iduna Park.

Cologne failed to muster any shots on target whilst Dortmund were unable to tuck away the chances their star trio created.

Free-scoring Werder Bremen beat Europa League hopefuls Hertha Berlin 2-0 at the Weser Stadion courtesy of goals from Fin Bartels and Max Kruse.

Hertha controlled the game and dominated possession, but Bremen’s cutting edge finishing made the difference on the day.

Elsewhere, Freiburg’s Europa League ambitions took a big blow as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat away at Darmstadt.

Felix Platte, Jerome Gondorf and Sven Schipplock were all on target for Darmstadt as they put three goals past Freiburg’s defence.

Only one point currently separates Freiburg from the Weder Bremen who currently occupies the last Europa League qualifying spot.

Should Bremen slip up in their upcoming games Freiburg could overtake them and secure Europa League qualification.

Goals from Lars Stindl and Nico Schulz led Borussia Monchengladbach to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Mainz 05.

Yoshinori Muto scored Mainz’s lone goal as they continue to languish in the bottom-half of the league table.

Hamburg suffered a 4-0 defeat away at Augsburg courtesy of goals from Halil Altintop (two), Philipp Max and Raul Marcelo Bobadilla.

Hamburg currently occupy the relegation playoff spot, but they’re level on points with Mainz and Wolfsburg thus they could escape the bottom three before the end of the season.

Hoffenheim secured Champions League qualification with a 1-0 victory over Frankfurt courtesy of a goal from Benjamin Huebner.

Bundesliga Table After Matchday 31​

Bundesliga Matchday 31 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 31 Games

Wolfsburg vs Bayren Munich

 

Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke

 

Hoffenheim vs Eintracht Frankfurt

 

Augsburg vs Hamburger

 

Mainz vs 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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