Bundesliga Round-Up: Week 31

Posted on April 25, 2011


Freiburg 1-3 Hannover

Hannover kept up their chase for a Champions League position with an impressive 3-1 over Robin Dutt’s Freiburg. Jan Schlaudraff turned on a first-half masterclass as him and Abdellaoue put the visitors 2-0 up at half-time. Rausch made it 3-0 on 58 minutes and secured a vital three points for Hannover as they briefly jumped ahead of FC Bayern in to third.

Gladbach 1-0 Dortmund

Mohammadou Idrissou put the champagne on ice as bottom of the table Gladbach secured a crucial three points against Borussia Dortmund. The visitors had brought a strong travelling support in hope of securing their first Bundesliga title in nine years but Idrissou’s goal on 35 minutes dampened those hopes. Idrissou skipped away from Subotic and slotted home a fine goal from the edge of the box.

Leverkusen 2-1 Hoffenheim

Leverkusen survived a scare and came from behind to add pressure to Dortmund at the top of the table with a 2-1 win over mid-table Hoffenheim. Icelandic attacker Gyfil Sigursson put the away side ahead after a superb run before sliding the ball past Rene Adler. Goals from Michal Kadlec and Arturo Vidal turned the tide in Leverkusen’s favour and Jupp Heynckes held on for the three points.

St Pauli 1-3 Werder Bremen

St Pauli are being sucked even more towards the second-tier of Bundesliga football and they were defeated 3-1 at home to Bremen on Saturday. Ralf Gunesch put the home side ahead in the first-half but an own goal from Thorandt and two from Claudio Pizarro will keep Thomas Schaaf’s team well afloat of the relegation battle.

Frankfurt 1-1 FC Bayern

An 89th-minute equaliser from Mario Gomez spared FC Bayern’s blushes as they snatched a point against Christoph Daum’s Eintracht Frankfurt. Sebastian Rode put the home side ahead on 53 minutes but FC Bayern were bailed out by Gomez again as they kept in touch with Hannover 96 in the race for the UEFA Champions League.

VfB Stuttgart 3-0 Hamburg

An impressive performance from Stuttgart has pushed them away from relegation danger and secured their status as a Bundesliga club next season. Cacau got the opening goal on six minutes after being assisted by Martin Harink before slotting the ball past Frank Rost. Christian Gentner fired home the second mid-way through the second-half and Cacau netted his second and Stuttgart’s third towards the end.

Schalke 0-1 Kaiserslutern

Srdjan Lakic’s 41st minute goal was enough for the away side to secure a shock victory in Gelsenkirchen. Schalke’s attention was firmly on Tuesday night’s clash with Manchester United and the Royal Blues very rarely tested the Kaiserslutern goal in the 90 minutes.

Wolfsburg 4-1 Koln

Two goals each from Mario Mandzukic and Ashkan Dejagah gave Felix Magath’s side a vital three points in the race to survive in the Bundesliga. Wolfsburg are still two points away from safety and remain in a play-off position in 16th.

Nurnberg 0-0 Mainz

In a huge game for the race to qualify for the Europa League, Mainz consolidated their position in sixth with a decent 0-0 draw away to Nurnberg.

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