All remaining Bundesliga clubs advanced to the knockout stages with positive results.
Bayern München actually was a bit shaky, but managed a 1-1 draw at Valencia to book their ticket. Thomas Müller saved the draw, as Bayern had a rough time despite a man advantage. Valencia by no means played defensively, and generated some decent chances.
Borussia Dortmund ripped Ajax Amsterdam 4-1 away with a gala-performance. Mario Götze was outstanding, involved in all four goals. The Neons basically ran the counter-attack to perfection and were deadly with their finishing.
Schalke defeated Olympiakos Piraeus 1-0 to advance. A long blast from Christian Fuchs was enough for the Blues.
So with all clubs advancing, so far so good for the Bundesliga. Let’s hope they can continue so Germany racks up more points in the UEFA standings.