BVB had suffered a decisive setback in the title race three hours earlier, suffering its first defeat of the second half of the season in a depressing 4-1 loss to hamburger SV. Since bayer leverkusen also lost 3:3 at borussia monchengladbach, top-ranked bayern was already known as the winner of the 21st league match before its own game. Matchday fixed.
Eintracht frankfurt missed out on a 0-0 draw against 1. FC nurnberg the chance to advance from third place. Werder bremen won 4-1 at vfb stuttgart to sharpen the crisis at schwaben. Hannover 96 defeated 1899 hoffenheim 1:0, vfl wolfsburg beat last-place spvgg greuther furth with the same result.
Bayern’s clear victory over schalke was almost like a masterpiece in view of the slips made by the competition. Youngster david alaba with his first brace (19).-penalty/51.), bastian schweinsteiger with a perfectly placed free kick (32.) and newcomer mario gomez scored the goals against the close ones, who dropped to ninth place in the table with the second defeat in a row.
After three victories and a total of eleven goals at the start of the second half of the season, borussia dortmund’s series against HSV, which had already inflicted BVB’s first defeat in 31 games in the preliminary round, came to an end. The westphalians lost by two goals each from artjoms rudnevs (18./62.) and heung-min son (26./89.). Robert lewandowski gave BVB a 14-point lead in the dress rehearsal for the champions league match in donezk. Season goal to take the lead (17.), but saw red 14 minutes later for gross foul play. After the break, HSV defender jeffrey bruma was also sent off early with a red card for an emergency foul. (59.).
Monchengladbach averts defeat against leverkusen with a show of strength. Patrick hermann’s equalizer for 3:3 in the 86th minute. Minute also cost the works team a return to second place. By martin stranzl (45.) and luuk de jong (58.) had twice taken the lead, but sidney sam (52.) and goaljager stefan kiebling (60.) with his 14. Season and 100. Bundesliga goals made up the difference. When national player andre schurrle (65.) put the guests in front for the first time, the three-goal win for bayer seemed perfect, but the borussians fought back once again.
Against the 1. FC nurnberg failed to get the frankfurt offense up to speed. The 0-0 draw was the first time this season that no goal was scored in a home match. Vfb stuttgart continues its downward slide. With the 1:4 in the duel of the table neighbors against bremen, the swabians already conceded the fifth defeat in a row. Mehmet ekici (34. /74.), aaron hunt (61.) and kevin de bruyne (90.+2) spoiled the hopes of bruno labbadia’s eleven for a turnaround. The goal by ibrahima traore (50 minutes) to equalize in the meantime.) was too little.
1899 hoffenheim can’t get out of the bottom of the table. With a 0:1 loss at hannover 96, the 16th-place team in the table. On a non-relegation place on eight points. Mame diouf (8.) gave the lower saxons three payers. At spvgg greuther furth, the high spirits after the surprise coup in schalke only lasted a week. The 1-0 defeat by wolfsburg was the eleventh attempt by the franks to finally win a home match in the bundesliga. Bas dost (23.) made the second vfl-win under dieter hecking perfect.