Bundesliga Round-Up: Week 30

Posted on April 19, 2011


FC Bayern 5-1 Leverkusen

Andries Jonker got his short reign at FC Bayern off to a winning start with a romping 5-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen. Jupp Heynckes’ men could have increased the pressure on Dortmund with a victory but an awful first-half performance put their title hopes to bed.

Bayern were 4-0 up at the break through a Mario Gomez hat-trick and a Simon Rolfes own-goal. Eren Derdiyok pulled a goal back for Leverkusen but Ribery capped off a superb performance from Bayern with a fifth goal.

Dortmund 3-0 Freiburg

Goals from Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Kevin Großkreutz edged Dortmund closer to the Bundesliga title and increased the gap at the top to eight points.

Gotze got the first on 23 minutes when he slotted in Marcel Schmelzer’s cross and the second came just 20 minutes later when Lewandowski put Freiburg out of sight with a neat finish after rounding SCF keeper Baumann.

And Großkreutz got the third goal on 78 minutes after Mario Gotze squared the ball and set-up an easy finish.

Werder Bremen 1-1 Schalke

Champions League heroes Schalke could only come from behind to take a point from the Weser Stadion after Wagner had put Bremen ahead on 59 minutes.

Wagner missed the initial spot-kick but was on hand to score from the rebound past Neuer. Goncalves Edu got the equaliser just four minutes later when he headed home past Tim Wiese.

Hamburg 0-0 Hannover

Both sides will be cursing their luck at the Imtech Arena after missing out on the chance to consolidate aims for European places in the Bundesliga.

Hannover dropped to fourth with FC Bayern winning 5-1 on Sunday.

Mainz 1-0 Gladbach

Andre Schurrle fired home a superb strike on 83 minutes to give the hosts all three points over 10-man Gladbach.

Bottom of the table Gladbach were galvanised going in to this match after a storming win over Koln last week. Mike Hanke was sent-off for a second bookable offence and the visitors had to resort to counter-attacks through Marco Reus.

Schurrle got the winner just seven minutes from time with a powerful right-foot shot from 30 yards which sailed in to the net.

Koln 1-3 Stuttgart

Stuttgart secured three vital points in the battle to stay in the Bundesliga with a comfortable win in Cologne.

Three second-half goals from Christian Trasch, Martin Harnik and Zdravko Kuzmanovic sealed the win for Stuttgart. A Milovoje Novakovic consolation was not enough to inject life in to a lacklustre Koln side.

Wolfsburg 2-2 St Pauli

Jan Polak equalised for Wolfsburg on 89 minutes to snatch a point from St Pauli who were on course for a victory in the Volkswagen Arena.

Mario Mandzukic put Wolfsburg ahead on 39 minutes but St Pauli turned the game around in the space of 16 minutes before Polak was on hand to deny the visitors a crucial away win.

Hoffenheim 1-0 Frankfurt

Roberto Fimino’s goal on 78 minutes was the difference between the two sides in Hoffenheim.

Ryan Babel’s long-range effort was parried only as far as Fimino who bundled home the winning goal.

Kaiserslutern 0-2 Nurnberg

Nurnberg kept up the chase for Europe with an impressive 2-0 win at Kaiserslutern.

Christian Eigler took the lead for the visitors on 34 minutes when he was quickest to head home Timothy Chandler’s cross from the left-hand side.

Eigler got his second when he finished cooly after excellent work from Robert Mak in chasing down Rodnei whose clearance was blocked by Mak.

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