Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Frankfurt 1-3 Augsburg

Marco Richter's brace gave Martin Schmidt his first win in his first game in charge, and put Augsburg seven points clear of the relegation playoff spot. Frankfurt took the lead thanks to a great header by Goncalo Paciencia, but Richter squeezed in one before firing a bullet into the far corner from range. Frankfurt pushed for an equalizer, but Michael Gregoritsch made sure with a late third.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-4 Bayern Munich

Kingsley Coman inspired Bayern Munich to a victory that returned them to the top of the table. The Frenchman's cross went in untouched for the opener and then he converted a second after a neat team move. Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka added two more, with a Dodi Lukebakio penalty little more than a crowd pleaser for Fortuna. Bayern did lose Manuel Neuer to injury though, which spoiled their day.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Hoffenheim 2-0 Hertha Berlin

Julian Nagelsmann's ability to get the best out of his team at the crucial part of the season continues to impress. Hoffenheim's third straight win proved comfortable against a Hertha Berlin side that has now lost five straight games in the Bundesliga. Nadiem Amiri scored in the first half and Reiss Nelson scored his first goal in 2019 to secure the points and put Hoffenheim into 6th.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Mainz

Dortmund got back to winning ways after their embarrassing result in Munich last week. Jadon Sancho, who was making his 50th appearance for BVB, scored twice to give the home side a 2-0 lead in the first half. However, Mainz cut the lead in half through Robin Quaison, and if it wasn't for a stellar performance from Roman Bürki, Dortmund may have dropped points at home.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Werder Bremen 2-1 Freiburg

After taking almost an hour to warm up and then having an effort cleared off the line, it looked like it might not be Werder Bremen's day. But then Davy Klaassen's back-post header was deflected into the net and Gebre Selassie headed in another to boost Bremen into a European spot. Luca Waldschmidt's rebound was nothing more than a consolation for Freiburg.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

RB Leipzig 2-0 Wolfsburg

Ralf Rangnick's side continued their charge towards a top-three finish with another comfortable performance. Kevin Kampl's long drive sent Leipzig on their way before Timo Werner, heating up after a slow start to 2019, nodded in a perfectly placed long ball to double the score. It was Werner's third goal in his last four league games and puts Leipzig firmly in third place with 58 points.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Hannover 0-1 Gladbach

One side out of form and another facing almost certain relegation was appropriately decided by a deflected shot that looped over Hannover keeper Michael Esser. Raffael celebrated in a game that had few highlights. Gladbach earned three huge points as they keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Stuttgart 0-1 Leverkusen

On his 100th appearance for Leverkusen, 19-year-old Kai Havertz decided the game with a cool penalty after Gonzalo Castro fouled Kevin Volland in the box. It was a goal that the visitors deserved, especially after Ron-Robert Zieler had made a brilliant reflex save to deny Kevin Volland in stoppage time of an otherwise drab first half. Things heated up later on, with Santiago Ascacibar seeing red.

Bundesliga roundup: Matchday 29

Nuremberg 1-1 Schalke

Schalke salvaged a crucial point as there was late drama in Nuremberg. The home side's Hanno Behrens saw a legitimate goal disallowed for a high foot, and Behrens then missed a penalty in first half stoppage time. But the hosts took the lead in the 82nd minute through Yuya Kubo, but it didn't prove to be the winner as Matija Nastasic rescued a point for Schalke three minutes later.

The Bundesliga action on Saturday took a while to warm up, and in the end some teams needed just one goal to decide the day. Schalke spared themselves further woe on Friday, but only just.

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