BUNDESLIGA, Round 34: FINAL

No surprises here either. Nürnberg and Braunschweig suck and get relegated. Hamburg sucks less and can save themselves in the relegation playoff.

One might have expected the relegation trio to go all out, but they were all basically flat. Schalke showed to their “fan-allies” Nürnberg, and kicked their ass, so that was that. Hoffenheim also played with honor and went for the jugular against Braunschweig, getting an easy win. The Braunschweigers would have had to attack, and were completely unable. HSV actually did the best, and for at least the first half managed to square off evenly against Mainz. However the hosts needed a win to assure they could hold off Augsburg for Europe. They pressed harded, and perhaps HSV knew at that time that their result was irrelevant, and Mainz broke through for the win. The Hamburgers now have to worry about the playoff with the 2.Liga’s Greuther Fürth.

Champions Bayern München dicked around for most of the match, with oldtimer Claudio Pizzarro finally getting the win in injury time.

Dortmund went out in style, ripping Berlin’s ass. Also, Robert Lewandowski finished his Neon career with a couple of goals, which gave him the Bundesliga’s top goal scorer title.

Leverkusen had a rough time with Bremen, but managed to pull out a win to hold on to the last Champions League spot. Wolfsburg was hoping for the Aspirins to slip up. The VWs played a strong match against Gladbach, but their victory still left them in 5th place, outside of the big league.

Augsburg capped off a fine season with a hard fought win over Frankfurt. The Fuggers kept the pressure on Mainz for the last Euro spot, and although they fell short, they finished with their best campaign ever.

Total attendance was good on the final day, even though there was hardly anything to play for. 412,790 (avg 45,866), and the only venues *not* sold out was Hannover! (Almost, about 98% full)

	
Bayern München	     -   VfB Stuttgart	        1:0 (0:0)   71,000 *

                    1:0  Pizarro (90. + 2)

FC Schalke 04	     -   1. FC Nürnberg	        4:1 (2:0)   61,973 *

                    1:0  Matip (6., M. Meyer)
                    2:0  Neustädter (45.)
                    3:0  Draxler (75.)
                    3:1  Drmic (90. + 1, Angha)
                    4:1  Obasi (90. + 2)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen  -   Werder Bremen	        2:1 (1:1)   30,210 *

                    0:1  Gebre Selassie (21., Hunt)
                    1:1  Toprak (34., Can)
                    2:1  Son (53., Derdiyok)

Hannover 96	     -   SC Freiburg	        3:2 (1:0)   48,600

                    1:0  Huszti (45., direct free kick)
                    1:1  Schmid (50., Darida)
                    2:1  Rudnevs (65., Bittencourt)
                    2:2  Zulechner (78., Darida)
                    3:2  Prib (80., Rudnevs)

VfL Wolfsburg	     -   Bor. Mönchengladbach	3:1 (1:0)   30,000 *

                    1:0  de Bruyne (30., Knoche)
                    1:1  Kramer (64., Raffael)
                    2:1  Perisic (68., Olic)
                    3:1  Knoche (81., Rodriguez)

1899 Hoffenheim	     -   Eintracht Braunschweig	3:1 (1:0)   30,150 *

                    1:0  Rudy (15., Beck)
                    2:0  Roberto Firmino (64., Strobl)
                    3:0  Volland (70., F. Johnson)
                    3:1  Hochscheidt (88., Davari)

1. FSV Mainz 05	     -   Hamburger SV	        3:2 (1:1)   34,000 *

                    1:0  Soto (7.)
                    1:1  Lasogga (12., van der Vaart)
                    2:1  Malli (65., Koo)
                    3:1  Okazaki (82., Malli)
                    3:2  Ilicevic (84., Jiracek)

FC Augsburg	     -   Eintracht Frankfurt	2:1 (1:1)   30,660 *

                    0:1  Joselu (15., S. Jung)
                    1:1  Klavan (29., To. Werner)
                    2:1  Hahn (80., Ostrzolek)

Hertha BSC	     -   Borussia Dortmund	0:4 (0:2)   76,197 *

                    0:1  Lewandowski (41., Hummels)
                    0:2  Jojic (44.)
                    0:3  Lewandowski (80., direct freekick)
                    0:4  H. Mkhitaryan (82., Aubameyang)



 1  Bayern München (M, P)	34   29  3  2 	  94:23  +71 	  90 
 2  Borussia Dortmund	  	34   22  5  7 	  80:38  +42 	  71 
 3  FC Schalke 04	  	34   19  7  8 	  63:43  +20 	  64
 4  Bayer 04 Leverkusen	  	34   19  4  11 	  60:41  +19 	  61
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 5  VfL Wolfsburg	  	34   18  6  10 	  63:50  +13 	  60 
 6  Bor. Mönchengladbach	34   16  7  11 	  59:43  +16 	  55 
 7  1. FSV Mainz 05	  	34   16  5  13 	  52:54  -2 	  53
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 8  FC Augsburg	  	        34   15  7  12 	  47:47   0 	  52 
 9  1899 Hoffenheim	  	34   11  11 12 	  72:70  +2 	  44 
10  Hannover 96	  	        34   12  6  16 	  46:59  -13 	  42 
11  Hertha BSC Berlin (N)	34   11  8  15 	  40:48  -8 	  41 
12  Werder Bremen	  	34   10  9  15 	  42:66  -24 	  39 
13  Eintracht Frankfurt	  	34    9  9  16 	  40:57  -17 	  36 
14  SC Freiburg	  	        34    9  9  16 	  43:61  -18 	  36 
15  VfB Stuttgart	  	34    8  8  18 	  49:62  -13 	  32
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16  Hamburger SV	  	34    7  6  21 	  51:75  -24 	  27
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17  1. FC Nürnberg	  	34    5 11  18 	  37:70  -33 	  26 
18  Eintracht Braunschweig (N)	34    6  7  21 	  29:60  -31 	  25


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

One thought on “BUNDESLIGA, Round 34: FINAL

  1. Thank you again for all your great posts and updates this season — best summary of the matches on the interwebs — especially when there’s so few outlets to see the games in the States. Gladbach had a decent year and finished higher than I thought, based on what seemed to be regular defensive choking.

    Dankeschoen and Go Deutschland and USA in the Weltmeisterschaft!

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