Two of Bayern Munich’s rivals battled on Saturday afternoon, with Borussia Dortmund desperate for a win to maintain their top-four push, whilst RB Leipzig needed all three points to keep the title race somewhat alive. Captain Marco Reus opened the scoring for BVB, before English superstar Jadon Sancho doubled the lead. Julian Nagelsmann’s side, however, fought back to 2-2 in the second half, with Lukas Klostermann scoring from a header before Dani Olmo finished a neat team move. But in the 87th minute, Jadon Sancho combined with the excellent left back Rafa Guerreiro, just as he had for the first goal, to steal the win for Dortmund, and crown Bayern Bundesliga winners in the process.
This meant Bayern went into their game with Borussia Mönchengladbach knowing that they would be lifting the trophy at full-time what ever happened. Nonetheless, Germany’s dominant footballing force put on a wonderful evening show, hammering Gladbach 6-0. It took Robert Lewandowski less than two minutes to get his first goal, and he would go on to complete his hat-trick within 65 minutes. His second was a wonderfully executed scissor kick to score at the near post. Jerome Boateng was sent off late on after bringing down Breel Embolo. Thomas Müller, Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman would join Lewadowski on the scoresheet at the empty Allianz in a game that the Bayern faithful would have loved to watch.
Hertha Berlin played two midweek games after their regular schedule was COVID-interrupted. A 1-1 draw away at Mainz was followed by an impressive 3-0 win against Freiburg at the Olympiastadion. Hertha will be without Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi for the rest of the relegation battle, after he suffered a foot injury. The capital side face fellow relegation candidates Arminia in a vital match on Sunday. Josip Brekalo scored a hattrick for Wolfsburg in a 3-0 win against Union Berlin, meaning they stay third in the table.