Bundesliga wrap: Brooks helps Hertha shut out Dortmund, Robben keys Bayern beatdown

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Borussia Dortmund’s best chance of getting into the UEFA Champions League will be through winning this year’s tournament, but might BVB have to actually worry about top-flight survival more than European honors?

The German powers lost again, this time 1-0 to John Anthony Brooks and Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion.  Julian Schieber scored in the 40th minute and USMNT back Brooks picked up a yellow card in helping guide Hertha to the clean sheet.

Jurgen Klopp looked perplexed as to how his team couldn’t find an equalizer, or the win.

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Augsburg 0-4 Bayern Munich

source: APBayern is really really… really really… really good. Arjen Robben’s dives and antics may have kept him out of the Ballon d’Or discussion, but the Bayern man is running rampant on the competition, telling Augsburg just how far they have to climb to really challenge for a title.

After hanging around for 50-plus minutes, Augsburg fell victim to a Bayern explosion. Mehdi Benatia scored in the 58th minute, then Robben nabbed his first one minute later. Robert Lewandowski scored in the 68th, and Robben completed his brace in the 71st minute. Four goals in 13 minutes against a club that allowed just one per game heading into Saturday? Not bad, Bayern. Not bad.

The Bavarians have a 10-point lead on second place Wolfsburgh before Sunday, and Augsburg sits 15 points behind first-place Bayern.

Werder Bremen 3-3 Hannover 96

A thriller at the Weserstadion saw Hannover take 1-0 and 3-2 leads, but 19-year-old Davie Selke netted in the 88th minute to save a point for struggling Bremen, who stay in the relegation zone. Hannover stays in the top half of the table with the draw.

Elsewhere
Hoffenheim 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt –
Teams trade goals to the death as Timmy Chandler goes 90
Mainz 1-1 Stuttgart –
Road team now bottom of table after draw
Freiberg 0-0 Hamburger –
No Julian Green on team sheet for visitors.
Schalke 1-2 Koln –
Matthias Lehmann and Anthony Ujah score to shock Schalke
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Monchengladbach –
930am ET Sunday
Wolfsburg vs. Paderborn – 1130am ET Sunday

Standings

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Bayern Munich 15 12 3 0 37 3 34 8-0-0 4-3-0 39
VfL Wolfsburg 14 9 2 3 28 13 15 6-1-0 3-1-3 29
FC Augsburg 15 8 0 7 20 18 2 5-0-2 3-0-5 24
Bayer Leverkusen 14 6 5 3 25 18 7 4-3-0 2-2-3 23
Mönchen 14 6 5 3 19 12 7 4-3-1 2-2-2 23
FC Schalke 04 15 7 2 6 26 20 6 5-2-1 2-0-5 23
1899 Hoffenheim 15 6 5 4 24 24 0 5-2-1 1-3-3 23
Eintracht Frankfurt 15 6 3 6 29 29 0 4-1-3 2-2-3 21
Hannover 96 15 6 2 7 17 24 -7 4-0-3 2-2-4 20
1. FC Köln 15 5 3 7 16 21 -5 1-2-4 4-1-3 18
FSV Mainz 05 15 3 8 4 18 21 -3 2-4-1 1-4-3 17
SC Paderborn 14 4 5 5 19 23 -4 3-4-1 1-1-4 17
Hertha BSC Berlin 15 5 2 8 20 26 -6 4-1-3 1-1-5 17
Hamburger SV 15 4 4 7 9 18 -9 3-2-2 1-2-5 16
SC Freiburg 15 2 8 5 15 21 -6 1-4-2 1-4-3 14
Borussia Dortmund 15 4 2 9 15 22 -7 3-1-3 1-1-6 14
Werder Bremen 15 3 5 7 23 34 -11 2-3-2 1-2-5 14
VfB Stuttgart 15 3 4 8 19 32 -13 1-1-5 2-3-3 13