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
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
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