Bundesliga wrap: Blowouts a-plenty as Bayern cruises; USMNT’s Brooks, Chandler go 90

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Things are tight on the Bundesliga table, at least between spots No. 3 and 9, as well as the relegation battlers.

Bayern Munich continues to power its way toward another German title, this time pouring forth goals at the Weserstadion in Bremn on Saturday.

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Werder Bremen 0-4 Bayern Munich

After winning 7-0 at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League this week, Pep Guardiola’s boys let off the gas in only putting four past Werder Bremen on Saturday.

The Bundesliga’s top side increased its table lead to 14 points before Wolfsburg and Freiburg tangle on Sunday behind a pair of goals from Robert Lewandowski and stunners from Thomas Muller and David Alaba.

source: Getty ImagesEintracht Frankfurt 4-0 Paderborn

Four different players scored as the hosts cruised past Paderborn on Saturday, with the newly-promoted visitors in the relegation playoff spot, 16th.

Alexander Meier started the scoring in the 27th minute, and USMNT veteran Timothy Chandler (right) went 90 minutes as an effective and active right back. Chandler made 62 runs and was credited with 79 touches, second-best in the match to teammate Bastian Oczipka.

Eintracht is in 8th place, seven points back of fourth place.

Hertha Berlin 2-2 Schalke

USMNT center back John Anthony Brooks went the entire 90 and completed the second-most passes on his team as Hertha Berlin barely escaped with a home point against Schalke despite holding two leads on the day. Brooks was arguably responsible for both Schalke goals.

Anis Ben-Hatira (above left, with Brooks) scored in the 21st minute before Leroy Sane equalized for Schalke before halftime. Genki Haraguchi looked to have lifted Hertha in the 81st minute, but Joel Matip scored at the death to keep the visitors within three points of third place. Brooks’ boys are four points clear of the drop and three clear of the relegation playoff slot.

Elsewhere
Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 Stuttgart — Josip Drmic nets fifth and sixth of year.
Hoffenheim 3-0 Hamburger SV — Eugen Polanski scores in both halves for 7th side.
Augsburg 0-2 Mainz — Shinji Okazaki and Ja-Cheol Koo score in win.
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Koln — BVB’s late Europe charge slowed by Billy Goats.
Wolfsburg vs. Freiburg — 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Hannover — 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday

Standings

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Bayern Munich 25 20 4 1 70 11 59 11-1-0 9-3-1 64
VfL Wolfsburg 24 15 5 4 53 28 25 10-2-0 5-3-4 50
Bayer Leverkusen 25 11 9 5 44 29 15 6-6-1 5-3-4 42
Mönchen 24 11 8 5 33 20 13 8-3-1 3-5-4 41
FC Schalke 04 25 11 6 8 37 30 7 8-4-1 3-2-7 39
FC Augsburg 25 12 2 11 33 32 1 8-2-3 4-0-8 38
1899 Hoffenheim 25 10 6 9 40 38 2 8-2-3 2-4-6 36
Eintracht Frankfurt 25 9 7 9 48 49 -1 7-3-3 2-4-6 34
Werder Bremen 25 9 6 10 40 53 -13 6-3-4 3-3-6 33
Borussia Dortmund 25 8 6 11 31 31 0 5-3-4 3-3-7 30
FSV Mainz 05 25 6 11 8 34 35 -1 4-5-3 2-6-5 29
1. FC Köln 25 7 8 10 25 31 -6 2-6-4 5-2-6 29
Hannover 96 24 7 6 11 27 37 -10 5-2-5 2-4-6 27
Hertha BSC Berlin 25 7 5 13 30 44 -14 5-2-6 2-3-7 26
Hamburger SV 25 6 7 12 16 36 -20 4-4-4 2-3-8 25
SC Paderborn 25 5 8 12 23 50 -27 3-4-5 2-4-7 23
SC Freiburg 24 4 10 10 24 33 -9 2-6-4 2-4-6 22
VfB Stuttgart 25 4 8 13 24 45 -21 1-3-8 3-5-5 20