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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Hertha scored 4 goals in the 2nd half to win the Berlin derby and move ahead of Union in the table. Goals from Ibisevic and Lukebakio within 1 minute of eachother sent Hertha on their way. Cunha and Boyata rounded out the route.
Cardboad fans couldn’t help Mönchengladbach as they slipped out of the Champions League places. Havertz opened the scoring 7 minutes in for Leverkusen. The young German attacker then scored a penalty to respond to Thuram’s equalizer. Bender sealed the win late on for the away side.
SC Paderborn 07 1 – 1 1899 Hoffenheim
The scoring was done early in this one as Paderborn continue their attempts at climbing off the bottom of the table. Skov put Hoffenheim 0 – 1 up before Srbeny equalized.
SC Freiburg 0 – 1 Werder Bremen
Bremen made good of what little possession they had to get a much needed win. Bittencourt put the away side up early in the first half. Bremen had Bargfede sent off late on.
VFL Wolfsburg 0 – 2 Borussia Dortmund
Wolfsburg unbeaten run ends at 7 games as Dortmund edged them out. Goals from Guerreiro and Hakimi gave the away side the points. Wolfsburg had Klaus sent off late on.
Bayern Munich 5 – 2 Eintracht Frankfurth
Leaders Munich survived a comeback scare to remain 4 points clear at the top of the league ahead of their clash with 2nd place Dortmund. Goretzka got the opening goal (his 4th of the season), before Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski scored either side of the break had the reigning champions in control. Martin Hinteregger scored twice in quick succession to bring the away side back into the game at 3 – 2. Munich pulled clear with a goal from Alphonso Davies and an own goal from Hinteregger.
FC Schalke 04 0 – 3 FC Augsburg
Schalke suffered a second consecutive heavy defeat as Augsburg climb away from the relegation zone. Löwen scored early to put the away side in control. Late goals from Bazee and Cordova sealed the win for the away side.
Mainz 05 0 – 5 RB Leipzig
For the 2nd time this season Timo Werner scored a hatrick against Mainz as they were hammered by Leipzig. The away side won the reverse fixture 8 – 0, and took just 11 minutes to open the scoring. Goals from Werner, Poulsen, and Sabitzer had Leipzig well out in front in the first half. Werner scored twice more in the 2nd half to seal the win. Every outfield player was involved in a goal-scoring chance for Leipzig at least once as they ended Mainz three game unbeaten run.
1. FC Köln2 – 2 Fortuna Düsseldorf
A late late show by Köln prevented relegation threatened Düsseldorf from picking up a much need win. Karaman had the away side a goal up just before halftime. Uth hit to post from the penalty spot for Köln before Thommy made it 0 – 2. The home side rallied and goals in the 88th and 91st minute from Modeste and Cordoba leveled things up. Köln have scored the most headed goals in the league this season with 14.
Player In Focus – Timo Werner
This season Timo Werner has scored 24 goals in the Bundesliga, his personal best tally. Before his hatrick over the weekend, he had been on a run of scoring just once in the past 8 games. Timo has won two Bundesliga player of the month awards this season, in November and December.
Werner signed for Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 for €10 million, which was at the time Leipzig’s transfer record. The 24-year-old has scored 74 times for RB Leipzig. Timo made his debut for Germany in 2017, and went on to win the Golden Boot at the Confederations Cup (making him the last ever Golden Boot winner of the competition, as it is set to be replaced by a revamped Club World Cup. He is the youngest player to have scored twice in one top-flight match.
Werner has been strongly linked with Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp is said to be a big fan of the young German striker, and a deal could potentially be struck for €55 Million depending on whether the English Premier League season is completed and Liverpool win the title.