bundesliga matchday 23 roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 23 Roundup: Bayern Munich Extend League Gap

Bayern Munich managed to steer seven points clear of closest rivals Leipzig after securing a solid 3-0 victory away at Cologne.

Bayern Munich have hit a rich vein of form as of late, even putting eight goals past a leaky Hamburg defence in the previous week.

Cologne couldn’t put up much of a fight as Bayern Munich the tie and silenced the likes of Anthony Modeste for the entire 90 minutes.

Javier Martinez opened the scoring for Bayern Munich as the first half ended 1-0. Juan Bernat was on target in the second half as his 48th-minute goal set the Bavarian giants on course to grab the victory.

Franck Ribery scored a late goal as he took Ancelotti’s side’s tally up to three goals and Bayern ultimately grabbed a comfortable win against one of the league’s most exciting teams.

Leipzig struggled away at Augsburg as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw. Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg once again played integral roles in Leipzig earning a point as the former nicked a goal and the latter managed to set up the assist for RB’s second goal.

Augsburg scored the first goal through Konstantinos Stafylidis before in-form Timo Werner scored Leipzig’s equaliser.

Marvin Compper put Leipzig in front early in the second half, but Martin Hinteregger found the back of the net and sealed a 2-2 draw for Augsburg.

Dortmund played scintillating football as they thumped Bayer Leverkusen 6-2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a brace and Ousmane Dembele got his name on the scoresheet along with Christian Pulisic, Andre Schurrle and Raphael Guerreiro.

Kevin Volland and Wendell were responsible for Leverkusen’s two goals as they suffered an embarrassing defeat at the Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund sits third on the league table whilst Leverkusen’s are currently in 10th-place as a result of their inconsistency.

Hamburg grabbed a much-needed win at home to Hertha Berlin and they managed to grab the three points courtesy of Albin Ekdal’s first goal which saw them secure a 1-0 win.

Hamburg Berlin’s Champions League hopes faded as a result of the loss to Hamburg with Hoffenheim grabbing a win in their game against Ingolstadt.

Sebastian Rudy opened the scoring in the 17th-minute before Almog Cohen pulled one back for Ingolstadt. Niklas Suele scored an own goal which gave Ingolstadt the lead, but from then on, Hoffenheim began a goalscoring rout.

Adam Szalai (2) Andrej Kramaric and Benjamin Huebner etched their names into the scoresheet as Hoffenheim won 5-2 at home.

Florian Niederlechner bagged a sublime brace as he orchestrated a comeback which saw Freiburg secure a 2-1 win away at Frankfurt.

Branimir Hrgota scored the game’s opening goal as Frankfurt assumed control with Champions League qualification in sight.

Freiburg, though, had other plans as Florian Niederlechner was the hero of the day after snaring two goals.

Frankfurt sit in sixth place but they’ll be keen on improving their play as they seek Champions League qualification.

Elsewhere, Max Kruse notched two goals as Werder Bremen won at home to rck-bottom Darmstadt.

After the sacking of Valerien Ismael, new Wolfsburg boss, Andries Jonker was expected to have an instant impact at the club.

His first game in charge saw Die Wolfe play out a 1-1 draw against Mainz with Mario Gomez and Jhon Cordoba scoring for their respective sides.

Borussia Monchengladbach put up an exquisite attacking display against Schalke in a game that ended 4-2.

The first half ended 1-1 as goals from Fabian Johnson and Nabil Bentaleb cancelled each other out.

Fabian Johnson found the back of the net once again in the 64th-minute. Oscar Wendt and Raffael followed suit, before Leon Goretzka closed the scoring with a consolation goal for Schalke.

Bundesliga Table after Matchday 23​

bundesliga matchday 23 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 23 Games

Köln vs Bayern München

Augsburg vs RB Leipzig

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia M’gladbach vs Schalke 04

Hoffenheim vs Ingolstadt

Werder Bremen vs Darmstadt

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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