bundesliga matchday 29 roundup

Bundesliga Matchday 29 Roundup: Leipzig’s Run Continues

RB Leipzig continued their good form on Saturday with a 4-0 win over Freiburg at the Red Bull Arena.

Ralph Hasenhuettl’s side had previously gone through a rough patch, but given their recent performances, it’s fair to say that they’re back to their best.

The incredible duo of Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner put up excellent displays with the former making an assist and the latter getting his name on the scoresheet whilst also registering an assist.

Yussuf Poulsen had opened the scoring before Werner doubled Leipzig’s lead. The highly sought-after Naby Keita took RB’s tally up to three goals before Diego Damme finally closed the scoring in the closing stages of the tie.

Leipzig were also handed some slight hope in the title race following Bayern Munich’s 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen which cut their lead the top of the table down to eight points.

Leverkusen proved to be a tough nut to crack despite the many goalscoring opportunities that Bayern managed to muster.

Whilst they’re still likely to win their 5th consecutive Bundesliga title, the fact that they dropped points against Leverkusen will undoubtedly serve as a boost to Leipzig who are currently on a good run of games.

Frankfurt succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund who bounced back quite nicely having suffered a defeat against Monaco in the Champions League.

Marco Reus gave the fans at the Signal Iduna Park something to cheer about as he found the back of the net in the 2nd-minute before Marco Fabian pulled one back for Frankfurt in the 29th-minute.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos ensured der BVB went into the half time break with a one-goal cushion having scored in the 34th-minute.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang closed the scoring in the 86th-minute to take his league tally for the season up to 26 goals.

5th-placed Hertha Berlin were beaten 1-0 by Mainz 05 courtesy of an own goal from John Anthony Brooks.

Hertha remain in the running for a Europa League spot, and despite their loss at the Opel Arena, they still have a strong claim on 5th-place.

Cologne failed to get a single shot on target as they lost 2-1 away at Augsburg.

Augsburg’s Martin Hinteregger opened the scoring in the 5th-minute before Paul Verhaegh doubled the lead with a well-struck spot-kick in the 16th-minute.

Ja-Cheol Koo and Alfred Finnbogason picked up red cards in the final minutes of the game, though, which will undoubtedly worry Augsburg going into their upcoming fixtures.

Wolfsburg took a big step forward in the Bundesliga relegation battle following an emphatic 3-0 win over Ingolstadt.

Die Wolfe had to wait until the 45th minute to open the scoring as Markus Suttner bagged an own goal to give them the lead.

The second half saw January signing Yunus Malli, and Mario Gomez find the back of the net in one of Wolfsburg’s most memorable victories of the season.

Julian Nageslmann’s Hoffenheim and Dieter Hecking’s Borussia Monchengladbach played out an eight-goal thriller at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

Adam Szalai bagged a brace in the game’s first 24 minutes before two quick goals from Jannik Vestergaard and Lars Stindl drew the scores level.

Kerem Dembiray restored Hoffenheim’s lead in the 58th-minute, and Mark Uth added his name to the scoresheet in the 75th-minute.

Mahmoud Dahoud pulled one back for Gladbach, but Dembiray completed his brace in the 89th-minute to help his side to a 5-3 win.

Goals from Max Kruse and Florian Kainz led free-scoring Werder Bremen to a 2-1 win over Hamburg whose lone goal came through Michael Gregoritsch.

Rock-bottom Darmstadt secured a shock 2-1 win over Schalke on Sunday thanks to goals from Mario Vrancic and Jerome Gondorf.

Guido Burgstaller missed a penalty whilst Thilo Kehrer received a red card for Schalke with their only goal coming courtesy of Coke.

Bundesliga Table After Matchday 29​

bundesliga matchday 29 table

Highlights of Bundesliga Matchday 29 Games

Leipzig vs Freiburg

 

Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt

 

Wolfsburg vs Ingolstadt

 

Hoffenheim vs  Gladbach

 

Werder Breman vs Hamburger

 

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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