The Bundesliga title race will go down to the wire after log leaders Bayern Munich were held at RB Leipzig while Borussia Dortmund stayed in the hunt with a victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf in the penultimate round on Saturday afternoon.
RB Leipzig 0-0 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich missed the chance clinch the Bundesliga title with one match to spare after they were held to a goalless draw at RB Leipzig in their penultimate match on Saturday afternoon.
The Bavarians were denied what could have been the goal that sealed the title as Leon Goretzka’s strike was disallowed in the second half by the Video Assistant Referees.
The stalemate means the league title race will go to the last match as Bayern are only two points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table with 75 points.
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Borussia Dortmund ensured the league title race go to down to the wire as they clinched a 3-2 victory over ten-man Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday afternoon.
Christian Pulisic broke the deadlock for Dortmund five minutes before the break but Oliver Fink equalised for Fortuna two minutes into the second stanza.
Thomas Delaney restored the lead for the hosts eight minutes after the break and the visitors could have levelled matters again on the hour-mark but Dodi Lukebakio missed a penalty.
Things got worse for Fortuna with eight minutes remaining as Adam Bodzek received a straight red card. The Black and Yellow capitalised as Mario Gotze made it 3-1 in the second minute of stoppage time but Dawid Kownacki ensured a nervy ending for the hosts as pulled a goal back for Düsseldorf three minutes later in stoppages but Dortmund held on for the victory in the end
Augsburg 3-4 Hertha Berlin
Michael Gregoritsch scored a brace for Augsburg but it was not enough as Salomon Kalou’s two goals inspired Hertha Berlin to a 4-3 win over Augsburg on Saturday afternoon.
Gregoritsch’s brace was complimented by Andre Hahn on the scoring board for the hosts while Marvin Plattenhardt and Marko Grujic were on the other side of Kalou’s two goals for Hertha in a seven-goal thriller that was sealed by Kalou’s late penalty in stoppage time.
Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Schalke
Schalke were already out of danger ahead of their game with Bayer Leverkusen that ended 1-1 in the second-last round of the campaign on Saturday afternoon.
Kai Havertz broke the deadlock for Leverkusen in the 31st minute before Guido Burgstaller restored parity for Schalke two minutes after the break.
Bayer held on to their Europa League place while Schalke are out of danger - five points clear of Stuttgart who hold the relegation play-off spot with one match left to play.
Hannover 3-0 Freiburg
Already relegated Hannover enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Freiburg as they moved away from the foot of the table on Saturday afternoon.
Waldemar Anton broke the deadlock for the hosts with six minutes of the first stanza remaining and Ihlas Bebou and Walace wrapped up the three points in the second stanza.
Hoffenheim 0-1 Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen missed out on a chance to fight for a place in the Europa League despite beating Hoffenheim 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Johannes Eggstein scored the only goal for Bremen six minutes before the break but they will not be able to fight for a European place as Eintracht Frankfurt hold the last spot with 54 points, while Bremen only have 50 points left with only one match of the season.
Nurnberg 0-4 Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach kept their hopes of finishing in the UEFA Champions League places alive with a 4-0 drubbing of Nurnberg on Saturday afternoon.
Monchengladbach got all their goals in the second half through Josip Drmic, an own goal from Lukas Muhl, Thorgan Hazard and Denis Zakaria.
Stuttgart 3-0 Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg boosted their confidence going to the relegation play-offs after beating Wolfsburg 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Gonzalo Castro broke the deadlock for Stuttgart in stoppages of the first stanza while Anastasios Donis and Daniel Didavi sealed the three points in the second stanza.