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Bundesliga GW29 – Bayern close in on crown, but crash out of Champions League

It was a busy week for Germany’s leading club side, with reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich now seven points ahead of nearest challengers RB Leipzig at the top of the table. Whilst Leipzig played out a goalless stalemate against a stubborn Hoffenheim side, Bayern toppled 3rd placed Wolfsburg 3-2, with wonderkid Jamal Musiala grabbing a brace.

Jamal Musiala. Photo: Germany Football Team - Die Mannschaft via Facebook

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was also on the scoresheet, getting his second goal of the week in Robert Lewandowski’s injury absence. The Cameroonian forward also scored in midweek against former club PSG, however, the 1-0 away win was unfortunately not enough for Bayern, as they were knocked out of the Champions League on away goals following last week’s 3-2 defeat at the Allianz. Finally, manager Hansi Flick will leave the club in the summer. Following disagreements with the board, Flick has requested a termination of his contract. It is understood Bayern will look to recruit Julian Nagelsmann from title rivals Leipzig. Elsewhere:

Borussia Dortmund were also knocked out of the Champions League, with Manchester City beating them 2-1 in both legs. BVB are 6th following Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-0 win against Köln and will need a strong end of the season if the likes of Haaland, Sancho and Bellingham are to play in Europe’s top competition next year. Borussia Mönchengladbach hammered Eintracht Frankfurt, who currently occupy the last Champions League spot, by four goals. Freiburg also beat Schalke 4-0, as the Gelsenkirchen side look set for relegation. Union Berlin beat Stuttgart 2-1, whilst Arminia picked up a point in a 0-0 draw to lift themselves out of the drop zone. Hertha, who replaced them in 16th, were due to play Mainz on Sunday, but the match has been postponed. Game of the week:


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