BUNDESLIGA, Round 30

Ouch, Bayern München are like the Mongols, raping and pillaging across the land. Hannover is usually pretty strog at home, but they got absolutely ripped. The 96ers fans must be outraged, as the home side essentially fell apart, getting sliced and diced.

Dortmund dominated from start to finish against a surprisingly lame Mainz squad, who are now seeing Euro hopes slipping away. A quick goal from Reus, and then the Neons toyed around.

Leverkusen showed Hoffenheim that just because you get a new coach, that doesn’t mean every thing changes. The Aspirins proceeded to pound the Hoppers mercilessly, and probably could have had more.

Frankfurt gets a huge win against Schalke, stopping their slide and keeping an edge for a Euro spot. Schalke never really got untracked, and maintain only a precarious hold on the last Champions League position.

Gladbach didn’t do anything more than the minimum necessary to get the win against Augsburg. They could have pressed for more, as they were in complete control, but perhaps they wanted to go to the pub early. FCA needs get some away results to stay up.

HSV is back in Euro hopes. Rafael van der Vaart may have got divorced, but he’s still producing for Hamburg, and he grabbed the win against Fortuna Düsseldorf, who are sinking like a stone. If they survive, it looks like it will only be because Augsburg donesn’t get it together in the remaining four matches.

Wolfsburg easily ripped a hapless Bremen squad that is sinking fast. I think they’re probably OK, as Düsseldorf is sucking and it’s unclear if Augsburg can muster enough fight (they have no talent) to catch them. Horrible seasonfor Werder. Wolfsburg is probably where they belong, but given that Magath had basically destroyed them early, they have to be satisfied.

Stuttgart and Freibrug pretty much repeated their mid-week DFB Cup semi-final, with the hosts having the edge and winning. A well played and even match for the most part, but Stuttgart shows more cleverness when it counted.

The Franken derby in Nürnberg saw the favorites go down in flames against Greuther Fürth. Der Club had been doing well at home, something like 11 without a defeat, and looked to assert Frankenland hegemony against their neighbors, but instead end up with egg on their faces. They controlled the match but never looked too dangerous. The Greuther didn’t do much but got a long blast to take the lead and then doggedly defended it. They’re going down but they gained some bragging rights, so well done.

Total attendance 458,083 (avg 50,898) sellouts in Dortmund, Hannover, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bremen and Nürnberg. I believe this is a Bundesliga weekend record.


Borussia M'gladbach    -    FC Augsburg	           1:0 (1:0)   50,175

                      1:0  Daems (28., penalty, Mlapa)

Borussia Dortmund      -    1. FSV Mainz 05	   2:0 (1:0)   80,645 *

                      1:0  Reus (1.)
                      2:0  Lewandowski (87., Piszczek)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen    -    1899 Hoffenheim	   5:0 (2:0)   28,663

                      1:0  Kießling (16., Schürrle)
                      2:0  Schürrle (31., Sam)
                      3:0  Kießling (65., Carvajal)
                      4:0  Schürrle (69., Kadlec)
                      5:0  Reinartz (79., Milik)

Hannover 96	       -    Bayern München	   1:6 (0:3)   49,000 *

                      0:1  Stindl (16., own goal, Alaba)
                      0:2  Ribery (23., Pizarro)
                      0:3  Gomez (40., Pizarro)
                      0:4  Gomez (62., Boateng)
                      0:5  Pizarro (71., Alaba)
                      1:5  Hoffmann (84., Pander)
                      1:6  Pizarro (86., Robben)

Hamburger SV	       -    Fortuna Düsseldorf	   2:1 (2:1)   57,000 *

                      1:0  van der Vaart (14., Jansen)
                      2:0  van der Vaart (20., Jiracek)
                      2:1  Schahin (34., Bellinghausen)
 
Eintracht Frankfurt    -    FC Schalke 04	   1:0 (1:0)   51,500 *

                      1:0  Russ (41., Stendera)

Werder Bremen	       -    VfL Wolfsburg	   0:3 (0:2)   41,000 *

                      0:1  Arnold (13., Kjaer)
                      0:2  Olic (27., Vieirinha)
                      0:3  Diego (66., penalty, Vieirinha)


Sunday:
VfB Stuttgart	       -    SC Freiburg	           2:1 (2:0)   50,600

                      1:0  Gentner (33., Harnik)
                      2:0  Ibisevic (42., Harnik)
                      2:1  Santini (88., Diagne)
 
1. FC Nürnberg	       -    SpVgg Greuther Fürth   0:1 (0:1)   50,000 *

                      0:1  Geis (27., Prib)



 1  Bayern München	  	30    26   3   1      89:14  +75     81 
 2  Borussia Dortmund (M, P)	30    18   7   5      74:35  +39     61 
 3  Bayer 04 Leverkusen	  	30    15   8   7      58:38  +20     53
 4  FC Schalke 04	  	30    13   7   10     50:46  +4      46
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 5  SC Freiburg	  	        30    12   9   9      40:36  +4      45 
 6  Eintracht Frankfurt (N)	30    13   6   11     43:42  +1      45
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 7  Borussia M'gladbach	  	30    11   11  8      37:39  -2      44 
 8  Hamburger SV	  	30    13   5   12     36:46  -10     44 
 9  1. FSV Mainz 05	  	30    10   9   11     36:36   0      39 
10  VfB Stuttgart	  	30    11   6   13     33:47  -14     39 
11  Hannover 96	  	        30    11   5   14     51:55  -4      38 
12  1. FC Nürnberg	  	30     9   11  10     33:40  -7      38 
13  VfL Wolfsburg	  	30     9   10  11     38:45  -7      37 
14  Werder Bremen	  	30     8   8   14     45:59  -14     32 
15  Fortuna Düsseldorf (N)	30     7   9   14     36:47  -11     30
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16  FC Augsburg	  	        30     6   9   15     27:45  -18     27
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17  1899 Hoffenheim	  	30     6   6   18     35:59  -24     24 
18  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (N)	30     3   9   18     20:52  -32     18


M = Meister, defending Champion
P = Pokal, defending Cup winner
N = Neuling, newly promoted

1st line: Champions League
2nd line: Europaliga (+ Cup winner)
3rd line: Playoff with 2.Liga 3rd place
4th line: Relegation to 2.Liga

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