Bundesliga wrap: Nothing doing in Die Klassiker; Schalke, Wolfsburg congest Top Four race

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Breaking down Bayern Munich proved just as difficult as imagined, and Borussia Dortmund could not make any headway in its attempts to get back into the Bundesliga title race.

Three-loss BVB stil trails Bayern by five points at the top of Germany’s top-flight after a 0-0 draw at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday.

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Bayern out-attempted Dortmund 17-11, and won six corners to BVB’s two. Alas, the leaders didn’t have to worry much about a win, as the draw is still detrimental to Dortmund’s title hopes.

Elsewhere
Werder Bremen 4-1 Hannover: Hosts continue remarkable safety surge.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Ingolstadt: Eleven cards in testy draw.
Augsburg 3-3 Bayer Leverkusen: Ja-Cheol Koo’s natural hat trick undone.
Koln 1-3 Schalke: Huntelaar, Meyer, Di Santo score for visitors.
Stuttgart 5-1 Hoffenheim: Brace for Georg Niedermeier leads the way.
Wolfsburg 2-1 ‘Gladbach: Draxler, Kruse score in win; Raffael in loss.
Mainz vs. Darmstadt: 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Hamburg vs. Hertha Berlin: 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday

Standings

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Bayern Munich 25 20 3 2 59 13 46 11-0-1 9-3-1 63
Borussia Dortmund 25 18 4 3 59 25 34 10-2-0 8-2-3 58
Hertha BSC Berlin 24 12 6 6 33 24 9 7-4-1 5-2-5 42
FC Schalke 04 25 12 5 8 37 32 5 7-3-3 5-2-5 41
Mönchengladbach 25 12 3 10 50 42 8 9-1-3 3-2-7 39
FSV Mainz 05 24 12 3 9 34 30 4 7-1-4 5-2-5 39
VfL Wolfsburg 25 10 7 8 38 32 6 8-3-2 2-4-6 37
Bayer Leverkusen 25 10 6 9 36 33 3 5-3-4 5-3-5 36
FC Ingolstadt 04 25 8 8 9 19 26 -7 5-3-4 3-5-5 32
VfB Stuttgart 25 9 4 12 40 49 -9 6-1-6 3-3-6 31
1. FC Köln 25 7 9 9 26 33 -7 4-4-5 3-5-4 30
Hamburger SV 24 7 7 10 28 34 -6 3-4-5 4-3-5 28
Werder Bremen 25 7 6 12 35 48 -13 2-4-6 5-2-6 27
FC Augsburg 25 6 8 11 30 38 -8 2-5-6 4-3-5 26
Darmstadt 24 6 7 11 25 38 -13 1-4-7 5-3-4 25
Eintracht Frankfurt 25 5 9 11 28 40 -12 3-6-4 2-3-7 24
1899 Hoffenheim 25 4 9 12 26 42 -16 3-5-4 1-4-8 21
Hannover 96 25 5 2 18 22 46 -24 2-0-10 3-2-8 17