Bundesliga: FC Bayern and BVB lose – Hertha and Stuttgart shake – Sport

FSV Mainz 05 – FC Bayern 3: 1 (2: 1), Goals: 1-0 Burkardt (18 ‘), 2-0 Niakhaté (27’), 2-1 Lewandowski (33 ‘), 3-1 Barreiro (57)

The most important indicator that the season is almost over for FC Bayern? The championship is set, the club is out of the cup and the Champions League – so Sven Ulreich is back in goal. The goalkeeper could certainly take an initial appearance at Mainz 11’s as a thank you for his loyal service – but it was not really fun.

In the first quarter of an hour, Mainz hit the woodwork twice, and in the 18th minute the long-deserved goal: Jonathan Burkardt through Ulreich’s feet in the goal. Bayern (with Marcel Sabitzer and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the starting lineup) also made it easy for Mainz afterwards: Two other Mainz players were about to score when captain Moussa Niakhaté made it 2-0. Bayern looked very sleepy, only Robert Lewandowski was getting a little color: quick turn, well-placed shot, goal. But it did not help because Mainz had a lot of dizziness when Barreiro made the score 3-1. The fifth loss of the season in Munich.

Borussia Dortmund – VfL Bochum 3: 4 (2: 2), Goals: 0: 1 Polter (3), 0: 2 Holtmann (8), 1: 2 Haaland (18, VAR penalty), 2: 2 Haaland (30, VAR penalty), 3: 2 Haaland (62 ‘) , 3-3 Locadia (81 ‘), 3-4 Pantovic (85’)

Erling Haaland scored three times, but Dortmund was not helpful.

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Revierderby by a margin, because without Schalken – with this motto, in the pot met two teams for which this season is almost over. Before the start, BVB coach Marco Rose and Bochum coach Thomas Reis hugged each other and had no more worries about relegation to the VfL. Then the Japanese Takuma Aasano left twice from outside, twice brought the ball to the center, where first Sebastian Polter scored with his head and finally Gerrit Holtmann with a shot with his left foot.

And Dortmund? He had to get the phlegm out of his mind before Erling Haaland was allowed to practice with a handball penalty: two penalties tested with VAR later was 2-2 – and the Norwegian had a Bundesliga record. 60 goals after just 65 appearances, no one has ever reached the “club of the sixties” so quickly. And because Haaland was already there, he did one more thing: At 3: 2 he showed how a center-forward could play elegantly on a flat pass, he had practically shot himself in the end. The fact that Dortmund did not win was due to abandonment in defense – first Manuel Akanji marched on Bochum’s Jürgen Locadia in the sixteenth minute until the Dutchman shot in the dry to make it 3: 3. Then there was again, you guessed it, the penalty. This time for VfL, Milos Pantovic made the score 4: 3, Bochum finally secured the fall.

Arminia Bielefeld – Hertha BSC 1: 1 (0: 0), Goals: 0-1 Tousart (54 ‘), 1-1 Nilsson (91’)

Bundesliga: Hertha goalkeeper Marcel Lotka (right) saves against Bielefeld's Masaya Okugawa.

Hertha goalkeeper Marcel Lotka (right) saves against Bielefeld’s Masaya Okugawa.

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The two clubs, who met this time in Bielefeld for the so-called relegation kick, want to stay inside. But between Arminia and Hertha at first there was very little. On the contrary, one could see why both clubs have been there for so long. Even under interim coach Marco Kostmann, Bielefeld appears without any football ideas, while the Berliners play Felix Magath football: everyone runs, albeit not very coordinated.

One of the few useful runs of this poor game then brought Lucas Tousart in front of Bielefeld’s goal – after a corner kick, Hertha’s Frenchman scored 1-0 with a header. When the fall of Berlin was almost materialized, Tousart felt the whole spectrum of football: This time the Berliner himself came too late, Joakim Nilsson nodded and prevented Felix Magath’s team from staying early in the league.

VfB Stuttgart – VfL Wolfsburg 1: 1 (0: 1), Goals: 0: 1 Brooks (13), 1: 1 Führich (89)

Bundesliga: gave Stuttgart a point just before the end: Chris Führich.

Brought to Stuttgart one point just before the end: Chris Führich.

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It was an early fall final for VfB Stuttgart, and what’s better not to happen in the final? Right, an early deficit. It became easy for Wolfsburg after 13 minutes: A standard situation, free header by Anthony Brooks, was so easy. Stuttgart then played as a block, in fact until shortly before the final whistle – until Chris Führich used the clear first chance to equalize late. Stuttgart starting position two games before the end: Theoretically, a direct fall is still possible (four points behind Hertha), in terms of falling VfB is two points ahead of Bielefeld.

FC Augsburg – 1. FC Cologne 1: 4 (0: 2), Goals: 0: 1 Thielmann (12), 0: 2 Uth (15), 0: 3 Modeste (penalty of 63), 1: 3 Niederlechner (73), 1: 4 Modeste (77)

Bundesliga: End of game: Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (left) fouls Anthony Modeste in the penalty area.  The top scorer from Cologne then scored for 4-1

End of game: Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (left) fouls Anthony Modeste in the penalty area. The top scorer from Cologne then scored for 4-1

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Finally, three victories in a row showed that Cologne is serious about their ambitions for the European Cup. Accordingly, Union Berlin, as a direct competitor, did not go beyond the 1-1 draw against Greuther Fürth on Friday night. After the first ten minutes of the game, everything went according to plan against FC Augsburg: At the end of the counterattack, Jan Thielmann gave his team the lead. Just three minutes later, Augsburg completely released Mark Uthin after a long return to the penalty area – 2: 0.

After this quick double kick, both teams created chances to score without using either of them. After about an hour, Anthony Modeste invited to dance in the FCA penalty area, which Jeffrey Gouweleeuw ended with a foul. Cologne’s top scorer converted the penalty himself, Florian Niederlechner reduced the lead to 1: 3 before Modeste scored twice and scored the final score. Despite the loss, Augsburg has a six-point lead over relegation two games ahead. Cologne crosses the Union on the board.

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