Bundesliga, Week 20: Sunday recap

Dennis Grombkowski

Bayer forgot to show up to begin with, then gifted Dortmund the winner in a disappointing match for the hosts.

Another week of Bundesliga action is in the books and we don't know a single new thing. The table looks exactly as it did before, with Bayern Munich well on their way to a league title, the same three teams set to be relegated and the same gaggle of teams in the race for the last Champions League place.

Bayer Leverkusen 2-3 Borussia Dortmund

Bayer forgot to show up for the start of the match and before they knew it, they were 2-0 down. First, Robert Lewandowski played Marco Reus in with a gorgeous pass, which Reus slotted home for the opening tally just a minute into the match. Then in the ninth minute, Bernd Leno took down Lewandowski in the box, earning Dortmund a penalty that Jakub Blaszczykowski converted to put BvB in complete control.

Once they went down 2-0, Bayer actually woke up and created some chances, but they didn't break through until the 58th minute, when Stefan Reinartz found the net. Four minutes later, Reinartz added another goal and things were all even, but that only lasted a minute.

Right after Bayer leveled, Lewandowski completed his Man of the Match performance with some help from Philipp Wollscheid, whose bad backpass gifted the Pole a goal and put Dortmund on their way to a very good away win. Blaszczykowski missed a penalty late, but it didn't matter because BvB were on their way to three points that leapfrogged them over Bayer for second place.

Nurnberg 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Nurnberg won the first half by just a little bit more than Gladbach won the second half in a game of two halves at Stadion Nurnberg on Sunday. A third minute penalty got the home side off on the right foot as Timmy Simons cooly slotted him the spot kick for a 1-0 lead. Nurnberg then doubled their half in the 30th minute through Tomas Pekhart and it looked like they were well on their way to an easy victory.

A different Gladbach team came out of the dressing room for the second half, though. After an inept showing to start, the visitors found their footing and got a goal back through Patrick Herrman just before the hour mark. With the momentum and in good form, it looked like Gladbach would find an equalizer, but their late pressure did not pay off and Nurnberg escaped with all three points.

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