Bayern injuries a major concern ahead of Dortmund clash

07 April, 2017, 02:38 | Author: Sam Montgomery
  • Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring against Augsburg

"So on Saturday we will give it all we have", said Hummels.

Following the Hoffenheim goal, Bayern Munich responded strongly with a number of chances against Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.

While the result seems unlikely to stop their inexorable march towards a record fifth successive title, it is hardly ideal so early in a massive month that includes two meetings with Borussia Dortmund, as well as a Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid.

In the 40th minute Demirbay almost doubled the lead with a powerful shot from the left channel but Ulreich made an equally good save to keep the scoreline at 1-0.

Julian Nagelsmann's men staged a faultless performance against the German giants and dictated the pace in the first half.

Bayern started the second-half with positive energy as they were looking to comeback into the game.

High-flying Hoffenheim deals Bayern its 2nd Bundesliga loss.

The Poland striker also went close in injury time as Hoffenheim held on to consolidate third place - the last to guarantee Champions League qualification.

Hoffenheim captain Sebastian Rudy and fellow defender Niklas Suele were playing against their future club after agreeing to switch to Bayern for next season.

Second-placed RB Leipzig can now cut Bayern's lead at Mainz on Wednesday.

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While Lewandowski's efforts to add to his tally of 24 goals were frustrated in Sinsheim, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounded off the scoring in Dortmund to take his total to a league-leading 25.

Gonzalo Castro fired the home side ahead with a free kick, before Hamburg regrouped.

Dortmund created a number of opportunities, but Rene Adler denied Aubameyang several chances to extend the lead.

Dortmund then wrapped up the victory with two goals in the last 10 minutes.

Naglesmann's Hoffenheim now sit third in the Bundesliga, one points ahead of Borussia Dortmund and 11 clear of fifth place Cologne.

The victory for Hoffenheim comes at a time when the club is riding a seven-game unbeaten streak.

Theodor Gabre Selassie headed the home side in front midway through the first half.

"The second half was much better, just as it should be".

Four minutes later, Kruse crossed for Maximilian Eggestein to seal it. Ex-Dortmund midfielder Milos Jojic scored Cologne's victor in their 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt which moved his side up to fifth.

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