Borussia Dortmund are potentially one match away from reclaiming the Bundesliga title after they relegated VfL Bochum today with a 3-1 win at Signal Iduna Park over the league’s rock-bottom side. Hannover’s 1-0 win over Nürnberg means Bochum are 10 points away from safety with just three games remaining.
Bayern Munich came from behind to win 5-2 at Fürth, who now only have three games to turn around a 6-point deficit to avoid slipping to the second division after two seasons in the top flight. Mainz took the initiative in the race for third, beating Schalke 2-0 at home to open up a three-point gap over them.
Bundesliga returns in a fortnight where Dortmund travel to Bayern Munich knowing that a win over their title rivals will seal the league title, their third in four seasons, and the first trophy for Gray Surman on his one-year anniversary of being appointed manager.
Saturday 19th April DORTMUND 3-1 BOCHUM Schieber 33 Scheidhauer 67 Götze 45 Subotic 59 FRANKFURT 1-0 STUTTGART Voronin 59 FURTH 2-5 BAYERN MUNICH Fall 4, 79 Mandzukic 25 Robben 41 Khedira 72 Alaba 76pen, 88 HANNOVER 1-0 NURNBERG Sobiech 61 HAMBURG 0-2 FREIBURG Freis 33 Mujdza 67 LEVERKUSEN 0-3 MONCHENGLADBACH Hegeler 2 de Jong 7 de Camargo 78 MAINZ 2-0 SCHALKE Ivanschitz 47 pen (Jones s/o 65) Caligiuri 67 WOLFSBURG 0-0 WERDER BREMEN