Bundesliga wrap: Bayern loss sets stage for big weekend Die Klassiker

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Maybe it’s not over in Germany.

With Die Klassiker looming this weekend at Dortmund, Bayern Munich slipped up on the road at Mainz while BVB handled its business against Darmstadt.

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That means Saturday’s match at the Westfalenstadion could see Borussia Dortmund pull to within two points of Bayern for the top spot in Germany… or Bayern restore an almost impossible to overcome 8-point advantage atop the table.

First things first, how did we get here?

Bayern Munich 1-2 Mainz

When Arjen Robben canceled Mainz’s lead with a 64th minute goal, it seemed a bit of same-old, same-old on the horizon for Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, but Jhon Cordoba struck in the 86th minute to give the visitors a big three points in the race for European places.

It was the first loss for Pep Guardiola’s bunch since a Dec. 5 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach, but the second-place team stayed hot, and are now hot on their heels.

Darmstadt 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

The visitors now haven’t lost in seven matches across Europe, as no one’s been able to find a point against BVB. Adrian Ramos scored late in the first half and Erik Durm early in the second to set up Saturday’s duel at Dortmund.

Elsewhere
Hannover 0-4 Wolfsburg — Hat trick for Andre Schurrle in blowout.
Ingolstadt 1-1 Koln — Lukas Hinterseer scores again for hosts.
Schalke 3-2 Hamburg — Alessandro Schopf’s goal the deciding one.
‘Gladbach 4-0 Stuttgart — Hosts keep pace with Mainz, Hertha
Hertha Berlin 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt — Salomon Kalou nets 12th.
Hoffenheim 2-1 Augsburg — Mark Uth stays hot, scores winner.
Leverkusen 1-4 Bremen — Claudio Pizarro hat trick pulls Werder to safety

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Bayern Munich 24 20 2 2 59 13 46 11-0-1 9-2-1 62
Borussia Dortmund 24 18 3 3 59 25 34 10-1-0 8-2-3 57
Hertha BSC Berlin 24 12 6 6 33 24 9 7-4-1 5-2-5 42
Mönchengladbach 24 12 3 9 49 40 9 9-1-3 3-2-6 39
FSV Mainz 05 24 12 3 9 34 30 4 7-1-4 5-2-5 39
FC Schalke 04 24 11 5 8 34 31 3 7-3-3 4-2-5 38
Bayer Leverkusen 24 10 5 9 33 30 3 5-3-4 5-2-5 35
VfL Wolfsburg 24 9 7 8 36 31 5 7-3-2 2-4-6 34
FC Ingolstadt 04 24 8 7 9 18 25 -7 5-3-4 3-4-5 31
1. FC Köln 24 7 9 8 25 30 -5 4-4-4 3-5-4 30
Hamburger SV 24 7 7 10 28 34 -6 3-4-5 4-3-5 28
VfB Stuttgart 24 8 4 12 35 48 -13 5-1-6 3-3-6 28
FC Augsburg 24 6 7 11 27 35 -8 2-4-6 4-3-5 25
Darmstadt 24 6 7 11 25 38 -13 1-4-7 5-3-4 25
Werder Bremen 24 6 6 12 31 47 -16 1-4-6 5-2-6 24
Eintracht Frankfurt 24 5 8 11 27 39 -12 3-5-4 2-3-7 23
1899 Hoffenheim 24 4 9 11 25 37 -12 3-5-4 1-4-7 21
Hannover 96 24 5 2 17 21 42 -21 2-0-10 3-2-7 17