BUNDESLIGA, Round 27: Bayern champs

Bayern München is officially crowned as champion after 27 matches, setting a new record for dominance. A usual, the champs were completely in control against Hertha, who tried, but were clearly out of their league. The best thing is that it was a rare sell-out in the Olympiastadion.

Dortmund and Schalke met in the Revierderby. The homeside dominated the action, and should have won the match. However Schalke GK Ralf Fährmann was brilliant and could not be beaten. So the Neons had to setlle for holding 2nd from their rivals.

The relegation battle is where the real action is now. Last place Braunschweig is even making some noise, as they defeated an in-form mainz side and have some hopes of saving themselves. It’s a tall order, but they’ve managed to get within striking distance, and they’ve been playing hard. Mainz was disappointing, and even after they got back into the game, they seemed like they were still on the back foot.

Nürnberg had a huge win against tumbling Stuttgart. FCN broke their own futile run and have now leapt out of the relegation zone.
The homeside was clearly better, and Stuttgart was almost shockingly lame.

HSV was clearly the better side, but couldn’t break down Freiburg. They even went behind and couldn’t turn things around for a win. This hurts, because they could have passed Freiburg.

Bremen may fall back into the relegation battle. Werder was crap at home and was outplayed by visiting Wolfsburg.

Hannover is another that could surprisingly find themselves in trouble. The 96ers were outplayed by Hoffenheim, and were basically overpowered in the 2nd half. Only leaders Bayern have scored more goals than the Hoppers.

Leverkusen got back on track in a surprising manner. The Aspirins let Augsburg seize control of the match, and instead relied on discplined defense and counter-attacks. The Fuggers attacked and fought, but Bayer stood firm, and then in the end run produced a one-two knockout punch.

Frankfurt looks to have finally gotten out of the relegation mire. A strong effort against Gladbach was rewarded and Eintracht looks safe.

Total attendance 354,927 (avg 39,436), sellouts in Dortmund and Berlin

 	
Borussia Dortmund    -   FC Schalke 04	     0:0 (0:0)   77,600 *

Werder Bremen	     -   VfL Wolfsburg	     1:3 (1:2)

                    0:1  Junior Malanda (2., Rodriguez)
                    0:2  Perisic (10., Arnold)
                    1:2  Prödl (16., Obraniak)
                    1:3  Arnold (80.)

Eintr. Braunschweig  -   1. FSV Mainz 05     3:1 (2:1)   21,880

                    1:0  Kumbela (18., Reichel)
                    1:1  N. Müller (20., Pospech)
                    2:1  Nielsen (45. + 3)
                    3:1  Kumbela (77., Elabdellaoui)

Hertha BSC	     -   Bayern München	     1:3 (0:2)   76,197 *

                    0:1  T. Kroos (6., T. Müller)
                    0:2  M. Götze (14., Schweinsteiger)
                    1:2  Ramos (66., penalty, Ramos)
                    1:3  Ribery (79., M. Götze)
 	
 	
1. FC Nürnberg	     -   VfB Stuttgart	        2:0 (1:0)   38,188

                    1:0  Drmic (43., Kiyotake)
                    2:0  Drmic (54., Feulner)
 
1899 Hoffenheim	     -   Hannover 96	        3:1 (1:1)   21,319

                    0:1  Andreasen (10., Stindl)
                    1:1  Polanski (13.)
                    2:1  Modeste (51., Roberto Firmino)
                    3:1  Rudy (90. + 3, Elyounoussi)

FC Augsburg	     -   Bayer 04 Leverkusen	1:3 (0:1)   27,114

                    0:1  Kießling (11., Castro)
                    1:1  To. Werner (59., Philp)
                    1:2  Son (80., Brandt)
                    1:3  Can (83.)

Hamburger SV	     -   SC Freiburg	        1:1 (0:0)   44,629

                    0:1  Darida (50., Klaus)
                    1:1  Lasogga (55., van der Vaart)

Eintracht Frankfurt  -   Bor. Mönchengladbach	1:0 (1:0)   48,000

                    1:0  Joselu (16., Aigner)



 1  Bayern München (M, P)	27   25  2  0 	  79:13  +66 	  77 
 2  Borussia Dortmund	  	27   16  4  7 	  59:29  +30 	  52 
 3  FC Schalke 04	  	27   15  6  6 	  51:37  +14 	  51
 4  Bayer 04 Leverkusen	  	27   15  2  10 	  46:33  +13 	  47
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 5  VfL Wolfsburg	  	27   13  5  9 	  46:41  +5 	  44 
 6  Bor. Mönchengladbach	27   12  6  9 	  46:33  +13 	  42
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 7  1. FSV Mainz 05	  	27   12  5  10 	  38:43  -5 	  41 
 8  FC Augsburg	  	        27   11  6  10 	  40:40   0 	  39 
 9  Hertha BSC Berlin (N)	27   10  6  11 	  36:37  -1 	  36 
10  1899 Hoffenheim	  	27    9  8  10 	  60:59  +1 	  35 
11  Eintracht Frankfurt	  	27    8  8  11 	  34:46  -12 	  32 
12  Hannover 96	  	        27    8  5  14 	  35:49  -14 	  29 
13  Werder Bremen	  	27    7  8  12 	  31:53  -22 	  29 
14  1. FC Nürnberg	  	27    5  11 11 	  32:49  -17 	  26 
15  SC Freiburg	  	        27    6  8  13 	  30:48  -18 	  26
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16  Hamburger SV	  	27    6  6  15 	  42:56  -14 	  24
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17  VfB Stuttgart	  	27    6  6  15 	  40:54  -14 	  24 
18  Eintracht Braunschweig (N)	27    5  6  16 	  24:49  -25 	  21


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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