Bundesliga, Week 19: Saturday recap

Karina Hessland

Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke dropped points, while Eintracht Frankfurt solidified their Champions League qualifying place and Borussia Mönchengladbach moved into a European spot.

The title race potentially came to an end on Saturday, while Schalke dug their hole a bit deeper. Bayer Leverkusen dropped points, while Eintracht Frankfurt look like they're going to compete for a Champions League place through the end of the season.

Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Fortuna Düsseldorf

This season has been a disappointing one for 'Gladbach, but they're back in Europa League places after their win on Saturday. They got off to a brilliant start, going up by two goals in the first 14 minutes. Juanan gifted them an own goal in the 6th minute, and Patrick Hermann followed that up by finishing off a cross by Luuk de Jong. Dani Schahin converted a penalty in the 50th minute, given for a de Jong handball, but the visitors couldn't find an equalizer.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim have made a habit of conceding not long after scoring themselves, and did it again in Frankfurt. Martin Lanig scored the opener for Eintracht on a deflected shot, sending the hosts into halftime ahead. Kevin Volland equalized for Hoffenheim in the second half, but the visitors conceded two minutes later, with Stefan Aigner finishing on a corner.

FC Augsburg 0-0 Schalke 04

Schalke, sit in the corner and think about what you've done.

Hannover 2-1 Wolfsburg

Almost every game in the Bundesliga ends 2-1. Mohammed Abdellaoue put Hannover up after just three minutes, finishing off a long ball that caught out Simon Kjaer. Former Manchester United reserve Mame Diouf continued his great run of form, scoring his eighth goal of the season to double his team's lead in the first half. Alexander Madlung pulled one back for Wolfsburg right off the second half kickoff, but Ron-Robert Zieler was excellent in net for the rest of the half, making multiple saves to preserve Hannover's win.

Freiburg 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen

A predictable result will leave Bayer 11 points behind Bayern Munich if they defeat Stuttgart on Sunday.

SpVgg Greuther Fürth 0-3 Mainz

Poor Fürth are going down, and Thomas Tuchel is a wizard. Adam Szalai scored twice and Mali Yunus added another, with all three goals coming in the second half.

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