Less at stake than usual, but still as many goals and farandoles across the Rhine. If Bayern and Dortmund have more or less ended their season in terms of play and results, Borussia Mönchengladbach played tennis with Hoffenheim, and Stuttgart saved its skin in stoppage time against Cologne. Hertha BSC will compete in the maintenance barrage. RB Leipzig will see the Champions League well, while Freiburg will be content with the Europa League.
Wolfsburg 2-2 Bayern Munich
Goals: Wind (45and) and Kruse (58and) for the Wölfe // Stanišić (17and) and Lewandowski (40and) for the Rekordmeister
Bayern’s freewheeling ended on the lawn of Wolfsburg, after a spectacular match. Ultra dominating, the Bavarians initially beat the record for goals scored away from home in one season, thanks to Stanišić’s carafe, ideally found by Kimmich. The 19and offering of Thomas Müller this season (personal best) then delighted Lewandowski, for his 35and caramel. But Wolfsburg remains in the match following the left foot sequence of Wind, the good pick of the winter transfer window of the Wolves. Before definitely coming back and bothering the rekordmeister, following Van de Ven’s low cross to Kruse, at the far post. Now they can go to Ibiza.
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Hertha BSC
Goals: Haaland (68and SP) and Moukoko (84and) for the BvB // Belfodil (18and SP) for the Alte Dame
The Schwarzgelben gratified their audience at Signal Iduna Park with an exit from the stage in the image of their season: in sawtooth. Powerless in the first period, with only one situation to eat (Brandt, in the 44thand), Marco Rose’s men managed to extinguish the Berlin enthusiasm, visible in the first act after the penalty converted by Belfodil. The inevitable Haaland equalizes first with a full center penalty for goodbye value (which touches Lotka’s leg), his 62and achievement in 67 Bundesliga games with Dortmund, then Moukoko crosses from the left a perfect pass from Bellingham. Race results, the Alt Lady will have to save their heads in a holding barrage against Hamburg or Darmstadt.
Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Freiburg
Goals: Alario (54and) and Palaces (90and+7) for the Werkself // Haberer (88and) for the Breisgau-Brasilianer
Freiburg has long dreamed of the Champions League, but will console itself with the Europa League, following its defeat at the BayArena. If Holer hits the post in the first period, it only takes one for Schick to shift Alario into the box, before shaking the post himself. The reduction of Haberer following a moment of hesitation proves futile, since in the obligation to win to overtake Leipzig, Freiburg ends with 11 outfield players, and Palacios offers himself a goal for prestige, from the middle ground.
Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 RB Leipzig
Goals: Serra (70and) for the Arminen // Orbán (90and+3) for Roten Bullen
The hopes of maintaining were weak for the bad student Arminia, they were in vain despite a point taken against a sterile RBL, which secures its fourth place thanks to the success of Bayer over Freiburg. Dominating but imprecise, the Red Bulls let themselves be surprised by a clever backheel from Okugawa, followed by a mine from Hack repelled by Gulácsi and taken over from the chest and head by Serra. They still came back to score on a 100% Hungarian free kick, kicked by Szoboszlai, taken over by Orbán.
Union Berlin 3-2 Bochum
Goals: Promel (5and) and Awoniyi (25and SP&88and) for the Eisernen // Zoller (55and) and Lowen (79and) for the Unabsteigbaren
Action and pawns at the Alten Försterei, where Union secured the fifth spot against an eye-catching Bochum. Haraguchi’s cross first finds Promel at the far post, before Awoniyi penalizes a handball on the VfL side from the penalty spot. But the abnegation of Zoller and Löwen bring the visitors back to the level of the Iron Men, before Awoniyi runs faster than his world for the V of victory.
Stuttgart 2-1 Cologne
Goals: Kalajdzic (13and) and Endo (90and+2) for Schwaben // Modest (60and) for Geißböcke
To stay directly in BuLi, Stuttgart had to beat Cologne and hope for a loss from Hertha BSC in Dortmund. Champagne! Everything started for the best thanks to Kalajdžić, his double meter and his lackluster helmet kick from a corner, to make up for his messed-up penalty against Schwabe a minute earlier. A myriad of occasions are to be credited to VfB, yet Modeste manages to calm the Mercedes-Benz Arena, at point-blank range, after a handball from goalkeeper Müller. But the Swabians have more than one trick up their sleeves, as evidenced by this liberating header from Captain Endo in the middle of added time. Hitchcockian.
Borussia Monchengladbach 5-1 Hoffenheim
Goals: Stindl (26and), Plea (44and SP), Hofmann (45and+1 & 68and) and Embolo (53and) for the Fohlen // Kramarić (3and) for the TSG
If the Foals had played like that all season… they probably wouldn’t have ranked just behind their opponents of the day, ninth, and left with a very fresh jail on the Sinsheim side. If Skov caviards Kramarić from the start, Gladbach will roll well on the TSG, for butter. Stindl takes advantage of a favorable and vicious rebound up close, Pléa goes there with his penalty, Hofmann with his double all in spontaneity outside as in the surface, not without serving Embolo in passing, for a clinical finish in one touch. How do you say high five in German ?
Mainz 2-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: Ingvartsen (10and & 49and) for Nullfünfer // Tuta (26and) and Borré (35and) for the Adlers
Close in intentions and level of play throughout the season, Mainz and Eintracht shared the points, a few days before the long-awaited Eagles Europa League final. Ingvartsen’s double was answered by Tuta, closely, and Borré, put into orbit by Knauff following a formidable collective action.
Augsburg 2-1 Greuther Furth
Goals: Caligiuri (10and SP) and Gregoritsch (85and) for FCA // Ngankam (23and) for Kleeblätter
As often this season, Greuther Fürth lost. The promoted Bavarian is already making the elevator at the end of an open house season, while Augsburg is still fleeing, year after year.
By Alexander Lazar