bundesliga matchday 32 roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 32 Roundup: Bayern Win First Home Game Since Title Victory

Darmstadt’s Bundesliga relegation was confirmed on Sunday as they succumbed to a slender 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.

The game against Darmstadt was only Bayern’s first at the Allianz Arena since clinching the Bundesliga title back in April.

Juan Bernat bossed the left flank with his pace and excellent ball control skills as he opened up spaces for the team whilst also getting himself into goalscoring positions.

The Spanish full-back opened the scoring in the 18th-minute, whilst his teammates, probably lacking the motivation to go on a rout, failed to add to Bayern’s tally with the game ultimately ending 1-0.

Darmstadt were presented with an opportunity to draw things level from the penalty spot through Hamit Altintop, but Tom Starke read Altintop’s spot-kick quite well and ended up saving it, thus preserving his side’s lead.

Borussia Dortmund locked horns with Hoffenheim in a battle for 3rd, place in the Bundesliga standings. Not much has separated both sides this season, but with just two games left in the campaign, they went all out, intent to grab the three points.

Marco Reus opened the scoring in the 4th-minute courtesy of an assist from Gonzalo Castro. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was presented with the opportunity to double Dortmund’s lead, but his penalty was off target.

The Gabon international managed to find the back of the net later on, but Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric nicked a consolation goal as the game ended 2-1 with Dortmund making their way to 3rd place in the Bundesliga standings.

Hertha Berlin faced the difficult task of nullifying Leipzig’s forwards, which, of course, they failed at given RB managed to get the three points in the bag via a 4-1 victory.

Marcel Sabitzer found Timo Werner with a cross which led to the opening goal. The Germany international scored again in the second half, but an own goal from Rani Khedira threatened to undo Werner’s excellent work.

RB, though held on to their lead with Davie Selke coming up with the goods in the second half as he bagged a brace which took the scores up to 4-1.

Cologne and free-scoring Bundesliga outfit, Werder Bremen went head to head in what can only be described as a Europa League six-pointer with both sides keen on playing continental football next season.

Anthony Modeste had opened the scoring before Leonardo Bittencourt doubled Cologne’s lead. Bremen’s Fin Bartels and Theodor Selassie managed to pull two back thus taking the scores level.

Simon Zoller struck home for Cologne right before half time thus giving his side an advantage going into the second 45.

Modeste got his name on the scoresheet once again in the second half before ex-Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry gave Cologne a lifeline in the 62nd-minute. Bremen failed to nick another goal as the scores ended 4-3.

Borussia Monchengladbach secured a lucky point against Augsburg with Andre Hahn scoring a late goal to draw things level after Alfred Finnbogason had scored earlier in the game.

Freiburg continued their impressive form by climbing into 5th place following a 2-0 victory over Schalke.

Judging by their form, Freiburg look poised to secure Europa League qualification. Floria Niederlechner was the hero of the day having scored both of Freiburg's goals in the first half to lead them to victory.

Hamburg and Mainz squared off in a relegation six-pointer with both sides hanging by the same thread in the cellars of the Bundesliga.

They played out a goalless draw on Sunday which helped neither of them as they’re still embroiled in a relegation battle.

Ingolstadt played out a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen with goals from Sonny Kittel and Kai Havertz cancelling each other out.

Wolfsburg finally put some distance between them and the drop zone with a 2-0 win over Frankfurt courtesy of goals from Daniel Didavi and Mario Gomez.

Bundesliga Table after Matchday 32 ​

bundesliga matchday 32 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 32 Games

Bayren Munich vs Darmstadt

 

Dortmund vs Hoffenheim

 

Hertha Berlin vs Leipzig

 

Freiburg vs Schalke

 

Koln vs Werder Bremen

 

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Wolfsburg

 

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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