Three for six. That’s the numbers game for Bayern Munich right now, as Die Roten are only three wins away from a sixth successive Bundesliga title after their win at Freiburg.
The league titles haven’t been ones acquired with much difficulty, and this season’s has been no different, once the little reef in form of sacking Carlo Ancelotti was done with, it’s almost quite plain-sailing, as they have lost just once under the stewardship of erstwhile retired Jupp Heynckes, who seems certain to quit at the end of the season.
There are still talks as to whether or not Chairman Karl Heinz-Rummenigge can convince his old friend to stay on for at least one more campaign, but that seems unlikely, with Heynckes revealing the daily life of being involved in management as strenuous. For now though, it’s about being on the brink of another league title, as they took a step closer following their 4-0 win at Freiburg. Goals from Sandro Wagner, Thomas Muller and Corentin Tolisso followed an own goal from Freiburg goalie Alexander Schwolow, as FC Hollywood have a 20-point lead at the top (yes, TWENTY!).
Elsewhere, Hamburg and Koln’s fortunes didn’t improve after either side failed to win this weekend. For Hamburg, it was a goalless draw at home to Mainz, the side directly above them, an opportunity missed for Die Rothosen, especially considering their visitors spent over half an hour of the game playing with a man less after the dismissal of defender Leon Balogun. For Koln, it was worse. Bottom of the pile, things did seem to be going well after Claudio Pizarro put them in front after seven minutes at home to Stuttgart, and then it seemed better when Yushinori Muto put the ball in the net midway through the half. But Muto’s effort was cancelled out for by the Video Assistant Referee, and thanks to two quick-fire goals from Mario Gomez, Koln went into the break behind.
The game finished in a 3-2 defeat, another setback for Koln, but another positive for Stuttgart and Tayfun Korkut, whose fourth straight win takes them into the top half, above Augsburg, who dropped into the bottom half following a home loss to Hoffenheim. Hoffenheim’s win sees them occupy the final European spot (seventh), above Borussia Monchengladbach, who threw away a two-goal lead at home to Werder Bremen on Friday.
There was also a draw for Borussia Dortmund, who were held in Leipzig, while Schalke and Leverkusen recorded respective wins over Hertha and Wolfsburg. Eintracht Frankfurt remain in the Champions League spot after their narrow win over Hannover.
Bundesliga Week 27 Results
Freiburg 0-4 Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig 1-1 Dortmund
Monchengladbach 2-2 Werder Bremen
Wolfsburg 1-2 Leverkusen
Schalke 1-0 Hertha BSC
Koln 2-3 Stuttgart
Hamburg 0-0 Mainz
Augsburg 0-2 Hoffenheim
Frankfurt 1-0 Hannover