Goals from Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus saw Dortmund sign off with a 2:0 win away from home against Borussia Monchengladbach. Reus was the best BVB player on show, as seen in these Kicker player ratings.
Bayern picked up another German league title while also destroying Frankfurt’s chances of Champions League football next season, as they stormed to a 5-1 win at the Allianz Arena.
Here are the player ratings from the game, courtesy the German press.
Germany’s last remaining representatives in continental competition were eliminated on Thursday night as Eintracht Frankfurt lost on penalties. The visitors, who had been thrashed 6:1 by Leverkusen over the weekend, gave it their all, and were leading 3:2 in the shootout before Martin Hinteregger shot his spot kick straight at Kepa, and the Spaniard’s save changed the complexion of the game. Hazard and David Luiz scored from their penalties, and Goncalo missed his as Frankfurt lost 4:3 in the shootout.
We now have an all-English Europa League final in Baku later this month between Arsenal and Chelsea.
Jhon Cordoba’s fine hat trick last night has seen FC Koln make an instant return to the Bundesliga. Effzeh were relegated at the end of the 2017/18 season, but will be going back as champions- Monday’s 4:0 victory has seen them open an eight point unsurpassable lead over Paderborn with two games to play.
Cordoba scored in the 8th, 41st and 65th minutes of the game. The other goal was an OG from Daniel Steininger. It was pretty much one way traffic- Koln had 20 shots to Furth’s 3, had 62% possession to the home side’s 38, and made over 600 passes in comparison to SGE’s 400.
Bayern Munich took a huge step towards the Bundesliga title with their 3:1 GW32 win over Hannover 96 over the weekend. The result, coupled with Dortmund again dropping points, has put Kovac’s men four points clear of BVB with two games to play. Joshua Kimmich was one of the stars for the Bavarians over the weekend, as is reflected in his ratings for the game, and his constant presence across the Bundesliga’s Team of the Week for Round 32.
Hannover’s best player on the afternoon, perhaps unsurprisingly, given their struggles in the league, was their goalkeeper.
With Leverkusen’s stunning 6:1 demolition of Europa League semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend, it perhaps comes as no surprise that Bayer 04 dominate this weekend’s Bundesliga Team of the Week. The result saw Leverkusen go level on points with Frankfurt, and stay in the hunt for that final Champions League spot. Frankfurt can still qualify for the CL by winning the Europa League, but that’s a tall order, with Arsenal also potentially wanting to do the same.
Kai Havertz, Julian Brandt and Lucas Alario were all on target for Bayer 04 in that 6:1 win, and they all find themselves mentioned in the TOTW across various media outlets.