Augsburg end Bayern streak

A review of the weekend's action in the German Bundesliga as Augsburg end Bayern Munich's 53-game unbeaten run.

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Sascha Molders celebrates the goal that beat Bayern Munich

Sascha Molders celebrates the goal that beat Bayern Munich

A review of the weekend's action so far in the German Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich's 53-game unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga was brought to an end by Bavarian rivals Augsburg, who triumphed 1-0 at the Augsburg Arena on Saturday.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola fielded an experimental side, in view of the second leg of his side's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United on Wednesday, and a Sascha Molders goal in the first half punished them.

Augsburg were good value for the win against a sub-standard Bayern and boosted their chances of qualifying for Europe next season in the process.

On Sunday, Eintracht Braunschweig sent Hannover crashing to their fourth straight defeat in the Bundesliga, giving their own survival hopes a boost with a 3-0 win at the Eintracht Stadion.

Domi Kumbela, Havard Nilsson and Jan Hochscheidt were on target as Torsten Lieberknecht's men completed the double over their local rivals and moved to within two point of safety with their biggest win of the season.

Hannover, who ended the game with 10 men after Andre Hoffmann was shown a red card, now have to look over their shoulders heading into the final five games of the season, with only two points separating them from the bottom three.

The other Sunday game saw Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim share the points from a 1-1 draw at the Olympiastadion to remain locked together in mid-table in the Bundesliga.

Sami Allagui gave Hertha a flying start in front of almost 44,000 spectators, but Eugen Polanski levelled before the break.

An injury to Hoffenheim goalkeeper Koen Casteels overshadowed the second half and gave Alexander Stolz his Bundesliga debut at the age of 30, and he excelled to ensure his side a point.

Borussia Dortmund bounced back from defeat to Real Madrid in midweek by coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday.

Wolfsburg crowned an excellent first-half display with the opening goal through Ivica Olic.

At that stage the Wolves were sitting in fourth place and on course for a place in the Champions League next season, but they were unable to hold onto their advantage for long as Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus turned the tables in a much-improved second half for the Westphalians.

Werder Bremen and Schalke saw little change to their league positions after a 1-1 draw at the Weser-Stadion.

Bremen had found some light between themselves and the relegation battle following their last-gasp 2-1 win over Hannover last week.

They took the lead through Franco Di Santo, who also netted in the win over Hannover, but the hosts had to settle for a point on this occasion with Leon Goretzka levelling for third-placed Schalke in the first half.

Borussia Monchengladbach boosted their Champions League hopes with a 2-0 victory at relegation-threatened Nurnberg on Saturday.

A first-half strike from Juan Arango and a Max Kruse penalty in the second increased the pressure on Gertjan Verbeek as his side dropped into the bottom three.

Eintracht Frankfurt took what could be a decisive step away from relegation danger with a 2-0 win over Mainz in a local derby on Saturday.

Joselu and the returning Alexander Meier scored the goals for Armin Veh's men, who moved eight points clear of the drop zone with five games of the season remaining.

Two late goals handed Stuttgart a massive three points against local rivals Freiburg in the battle for survival on Saturday afternoon.

Substitute Alexandru Maxim scored the first on 69 minutes, and Martin Harnik sealed the victory a minute from time.

The result lifted Stuttgart back out of the bottom three and within two points of their visitors.

Hamburg improved their own chances of beating the drop with a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen which increases the pressure on their coach Sami Hyypia.

Hakan Calhanoglu put the hosts in front, but Julian Brandt levelled somewhat fortunately for Leverkusen just before the hour mark.

With eight minutes remaining, Heiko Westermann volleyed in a winner to lift the northern Germany side above Stuttgart and Nurnberg ahead of their games this weekend, leaving Leverkusen at risk of losing fourth spot, and Hyypia at risk of losing his job.


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