Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga for an 8th consecutive season, and are German Champions for the 30th time. The 8th in-a-row is unprecedented, with the next runs being 3 in-a-rows by both Munich and Mönchengladbach.
Bayern beat relegation threatened Werder Bremen 0 – 1, despite going down to 10-men in the second half when Alphonso Davies was shown a 2nd yellow card. Lewandowski scored the winner just minutes before half time, with the assist coming from Jerome Boateng. The result leaves Bayern 10 points clear of 2nd place Dortmund, who can earn a maximuim of 9 points.
Werder Bremen remain in relegation trouble, they are 17th, 3 points off guaranteed safety. Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Mönchengladbach sit in the remaining Champions League places, with Bayer Leverkusen in 5th, one point away.
Over the weekend, Paderborn were relegated following a 1 – 0 defeat to Union Berlin.
Bayern Munich have now won 29 Bundesliga titles (as well as one German title before the Bundesliga was formed). This is more then all other German teams combined.
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Karnevalsverein have yet to win a major trophy, but have previously played in the Europa League, as recently as 2016.
Mainz have spent a total of 14 seasons in the Bundesliga. They were first promoted in 2004. Their current spell has lasted since 2009. They currently sit 15th in the table, having spent most of the season near the relegation zone. They play at the OPEL ARENA.
Mainz have used 24 players, with an average age of 24.99. They have won 8, drawn 2, and lost 15. The top scorer for Mainz is Robin Qualson, with 12 goals.
Die Fohlen have won the Bundesliga 5 times, all in the 70’s. The won the Cup 3 times, most recently in 1995. They have lifted the UEFA Cup twice, both in the 70’s.
Borussia Mönchengladbach play at BORUSSIA-PARK. They have spent 52 seasons in the top tier. Their most recent spell has lasted since 2008.
Mönchengladbach topped the table for 8 consecutive rounds earlier in the season. They currently sit 4th. They have used 22 players, with an average age of 26.43. They have won 15, drawn 4, and lost 6. Their top scorer is Alassane Plea with 8 goals.
FC Bayern München
Die Bayern are the defending champions, having won the league 28 times. They have won the last 7 editions of the Bundesliga. Bayern have lifted the German Cup 19 times, the European Cup 5 times, and the UEFA Cup once. They are by far the most successful team in German Football.
Bayern play at the Allianz Arena. They have spent every season in the Bundesliga. Their lowest ever finish was 12th. They have not finished outside the top 4 since 1995.
Bayern have been top since game round 20. They have won 17, drawn 4, and lost 4. Their top scorer is Robert Lewandowski with 25 goals. They have only had one goaless draw, and kept 10 lean sheets. Bayern have used 24 players, with an average age of 27.15.
Paderborn were founded in 1907. They are yet to win a major trophy.
This is Paderborn’s second season in the Bundesliga, having been promoted last year. They finished last in their previous spell in 2015. Thy currently sit bottom of the table. They have been bottom for most of the campaign. They play at the Benteler-Arena.
Paderborn have won 4, drawn 4, and lost 17. Their top scorer is Strell Mamba with 5 goals. They are yet to win a match by coming from behind. They have used 25 players, with an average age of 26.02.
FC Schalke 04
Die Königsblauen were German champions 7 times before the Bundesliga was established. They won the UEFA Cup in 1997. They have won the German Cup on 5 occasions.
Schalke play at the VELTINS-Arena. They have played 52 seasons in the Bundesliga, but are yet to win the title. Their current spell has lasted since 1991. Last season they finished 14th. They currently sit 6th.
Schalke have won 9, drawn 10, and lost 6. Their top scorer is Suat Serdar with 7 goals. They have used 27 players, with an average age of 25.28.
Die Wölfe won the Bundesliga in 2009, and the DFB-Pokal in 2015.
Wolfsburg play at the Volkswagen Arena. They have spent 23 seasons in the Bundesliga. They have been in the league since 1997 and have never been relegated. Last season they finished 6th. They currently sit 7th.
Wolfsburg have won 9, drawn 9, and lost 9. Their top scorer is Wout Weghorst with 11 goals. They have used 24 players with an average age of 26.58.
The Bundesliga resumes this weekend. We’ll have updates on all the games.