Borussia Dortmund retained their title with a win over Mainz yesterday, with both goals coming within five minutes of each other midway through a dominant first-half. Mats Hummels lifted the trophy in front of a sell-out crowd as BVB won their tenth league crown, and fourth in five seasons.
Christopher Quiring hit a hat-trick as Leverkusen clinched a top-three spot with a 4-0 win over a Hertha Berlin side who can’t escape the bottom three, but they need just a point next week to avoid immediate relegation as Augsburg lost at Gladbach.
DFB-Pokal finalists Schalke failed to grab Champions League football after conceding a late goal at Wolfsburg who stay fifth. It’s a three-way race between those two and Bayern Munich who lost at Hamburg.
Artjoms Rudnevs scored the only goal in that game after just five minutes at the Imtech Arena. The result keeps Hamburg in second, but only two points above Leverkusen. Both play away next weekend, at Mainz and Augsburg respectively.
While Hannover slip out of the league after failing to beat Frankfurt at home, the 0-0 draw was enough for the visitors to confirm safety. Elsewhere, Stuttgart moved into the top half by beating Düsseldorf; Freiburg won at Nürnberg to keep alive their hope of a top five finish; and Hoffenheim beat Werder Bremen.
BUNDESLIGA, MATCHDAY 33: Saturday 09 May BAYER LEVERKUSEN 4-0 HERTHA BERLIN SC Quiring 30, 75, 87 Rolfes pen 51 BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2-0 FSV MAINZ S.Bender 14 Götze 19 BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH 2-0 AUGSBURG Hanke 31 (Israelsson s/o 48) Wendt 49 HAMBURGER SV 1-0 BAYERN MUNICH Rudnevs 6 HANNOVER 0-0 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT TSG HOFFENHEIM 3-2 SV WERDER BREMEN Salihovic 7 Chibuike 53 Firmino 68 Füllkrug pen 59 Volland 84 FC NÜRNBERG 1-2 SC FREIBURG Hlousek 54 Freis 36, 83 VFB STUTTGART 4-1 FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF Hemlein 8 Schahin 70 Didavi 25 Pranjic 36 Khedira 87 VFL WOLFSBURG 1-1 SCHALKE Naldo 85 Viera 74