Another successful round for the Bundesliga clubs, wrapping up the group stages.
Borussia Dortmund had an easy time beating Manchester City 1-0. The Neons rested several starters and still dominated the match against a stunningly crap City squad that puts in the worst ever performance of an EPL club in the league. Julian Schieber got the goal in front of a sold out Signal-Iduna (65,829, less than the usual 80,000, since the terrased Südtribune gets converted to seating to meet UEFA requirements)
Schalke split points with French champion Montpellier 1-1, and finish first in the their group. Not much to write about.
Bayern München was rather ho-hum, beating BATE Baryssau 4-1 to take a measure of revenge for their stunning earlier disgrace. A sold out Allianz (68,000, down from 71,000 for the Bundesliga) saw Bayern romp home easily, also winning the group.
So all 3 surviving Bundesliga clubs advance as Group stage winners. Let’s hope that we get some respectable performances in the knock-out rounds as well…