German Bundesliga Roundup, Dec.19

Bayer Leverkusen will spend the winter break at the top of the

Bundesliga after a 3-2 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach on

Saturday, while Bayern Munich kept pace with another attacking


Eren Derdiyok found the net and Toni Kroos scored his second

goal of the game as Leverkusen fought back from 2-1 down at home to

capture the symbolic title of ‘autumn champion’ with 35 points from

17 matches.

Bayern Munich collected its sixth straight victory and fourth

in the Bundesliga with a 5-2 thrashing at home of last place Hertha

Berlin to move on to 33 points in third place.

Daniel van Buyten, Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben scored to

give Bayern a 3-0 lead after just 33 minutes before Thomas Muelller

made it 4-0 on the hour mark.

Adrian Ramos and Raffael scored for Hertha, either side of a

goal by Ivica Olic.

Fourth-place Borussia Dortmund celebrated the 100th

anniversary of the founding of the club with a 1-0 victory at home

over Freiburg. Lucas Barrios scored the winner after 19 minutes,

his ninth goal in the last 10 games.

Champions Wolfsburg continued to struggle, drawing 2-2 at

Eintracht Frankfurt to leave Armin Veh’s team in eighth place with

24 points.

Jan Schlaudraff ended a 13-month scoring drought by scoring

twice to give Hannover a 2-0 lead over Bochum, only for his side to

end up losing 3-2.

Stuttgart was playing Hoffenheim later Saturday.

After Sunday’s games, the Bundesliga will have a break until

Jan. 15.