Bundesliga wrap: Teen leads Gladbach, Bayer nabs road win

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Ingolstadt gave itself new life in the relegation race, while RB Leipzig cushioned its second-place status as the Bundesliga staged a quintet of Wednesday matches.

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League mainstays Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach eased minor relegation fears with Wednesday wins.


Darmstadt 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer did what Darmstadt hasn’t done all season and won on the road. Julian Brandt and Kevin Volland scored on either side of half time, while USMNT forward Terrence Boyd played 65 minutes for the hosts.

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 Hertha Berlin

Nineteen year-old Slovakian midfielder Laszlo Benes scored his first Bundesliga goal for the win, while Hertha was without injured USMNT center back John Brooks.

Augsburg 2-3 Ingolstadt

It looked academic when Israeli striker Almog Cohen completed his brace to put the visitors up 3-0 in the 67th minute, but Ingolstadt had to hold on for dear life following goals from Paul Verhaegh (76′) and Halil Altintop (81′). The visitors move to within four points of 16th place Augsburg.

Wolfsburg 0-1 Freiburg

Make it nine goals on the season for Florian Niederlechner, as Freiburg leapt into seventh place.

Mainz 2-3 RB Leipzig

Naby Keita stayed hot, scoring the match winner to give him seven goals and seven assists this season as Leipzig moved four points clear of third-place Hoffenheim. Mainz is now just goal differential away from the relegation playoff match.

Standings

 

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Bayern Munich 27 20 5 2 67 14 53 10-3-0 10-2-2 65
 RB Leipzig 27 17 4 6 50 30 20 10-1-2 7-3-4 55
 1899 Hoffenheim 27 13 12 2 50 26 24 9-5-0 4-7-2 51
 Borussia Dortmund 27 14 8 5 58 28 30 10-3-0 4-5-5 50
 1. FC Köln 27 10 10 7 39 31 8 7-5-1 3-5-6 40
 Hertha BSC Berlin 27 12 4 11 35 34 1 10-1-2 2-3-9 40
 SC Freiburg 27 11 5 11 35 47 -12 7-1-5 4-4-6 38
 Eintracht Frankfurt 27 10 7 10 26 28 -2 6-5-2 4-2-8 37
 Mönchengladbach 27 10 6 11 31 34 -3 7-3-4 3-3-7 36
 Bayer Leverkusen 27 10 5 12 42 43 -1 5-4-5 5-1-7 35
 Werder Bremen 27 10 5 12 42 46 -4 6-1-7 4-4-5 35
 FC Schalke 04 27 9 7 11 33 31 2 7-3-4 2-4-7 34
 VfL Wolfsburg 27 8 6 13 26 38 -12 4-2-8 4-4-5 30
 Hamburger SV 27 8 6 13 26 50 -24 6-3-4 2-3-9 30
 FSV Mainz 05 27 8 5 14 36 46 -10 5-4-5 3-1-9 29
 FC Augsburg 27 7 8 12 26 43 -17 3-5-6 4-3-6 29
 FC Ingolstadt 04 27 7 4 16 28 45 -17 3-3-7 4-1-9 25
 Darmstadt 27 4 3 20 17 53 -36 4-3-7 0-0-13 15