Saturday’s Bundesliga round-up

All 18 Bundesliga teams were in action in Germany on Saturday, as FC Bayern München secured a record fourth consecutive league title.

FC Schalke 04 and FC Augsburg shared the spoils in an entertaining encounter at the Veltins-Arena, with Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar opening the scoring for the home side and midfielder Daniel Baier finding a last-minute equaliser for Augsburg.

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach moved into fourth position as they look to snatch the last Champions League qualifying spot late in the campaign. A goal in each half from midfielder Andre Hahn was enough to see off third-place Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who opened the scoring in the 20th minute through the returning Chilean midfielder Charles Aranguiz.

A second-half strike from Brazilian Luiz Gustavo was enough for VfL Wolfsburg to see off Hamburger SV. The result for Dieter Hecking’s side sees them move into eighth place.

2006–07 Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart‘s miserable season contained with a 3-1 loss to FSV Mainz 05. An early goal from Christian Gentner gave the home support at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena hope, but Mainz fought back to move up to fifth at the expense of Hertha Berlin after goals from Yunis Malli, Jhon Andrés Córdoba and Austrian forward Karim Onisiwo.

Werder Bremen moved two points ahead of 17th placed Stuttgart, knocking them down into a relegation play-off spot, after their goalless draw with 1. FC Köln at the Rhein Energie Stadion.

Japanese midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake handed relegated Hannover 96 a rare win against an in-form TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the HDI-Arena, leaving 28-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann needing only one point from their final game against Schalke next week to retain their top-flight status.

Hertha Berlin‘s poor run of form continued as they lost to minnows SV Darmstadt 98 at home and left their Champions league aspirations in tatters. Their seven-game winless streak has seen them fall from third spot to sixth as goals from Jerome Gondorf and Sandro Wagner canceled out midfielder Vladimír Darida’s early strike.

Eintracht Frankfurt took a major step toward Bundesliga survival by recording a 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund, who will finish the season as runners-up after Bayern were crowned champions.

A brace from Robert Lewandowski was enough for FC Bayern München to secure their fourth consecutive Bundesliga title with a 2-1 win over FC Ingolstadt 04, as Dortmund faltered at Frankfurt.

The Pole also moved two goals ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the scoring charts with his 27th league goal of the campaign.

Saturday’s Bundesliga results

FC Schalke 04 1-1 FC Augsburg
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Hamburger SV 0-1 VfL Wolfsburg
VfB Stuttgart 1-3 1. FSV Mainz 05
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Borussia Dortmund
1. FC Köln 0-0 Werder Bremen
Hannover 96 1-0 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Hertha Berlin 1-2 SV Darmstadt 98
FC Ingolstadt 04 1-2 FC Bayern München

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