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Bayern Munich hung six goals on its visitors Saturday to make sure its goal differential problem against title rivals Borussia Dortmund became a thing of the past.
It could’ve been worse for BVB had American winger Christian Pulisic not come off the bench to save Lucien Favre’s men from more dropped points.
Bayern Munich 6-0 Wolfsburg
Bayern retook the Bundesliga lead and its talisman moved in front of the pack in the race to win the Golden Boot as the Bavarians walloped Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena.
Maybe Joachim Low’s decision to drop a trio of Bayern players from German national team duty was just a tonic.
Robert Lewandowski scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season, while Serge Gnabry stayed hot in notching the match-winner for Bayern. James Rodriguez, Thomas Muller, and Joshua Kimmich also scored as Bayern moved two goals ahead of BVB in goal differential.
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Stuttgart
Pulisic was the definition of an impact sub as he assisted Paco Alcacer’s match-winner before joining Alcacer and Marco Reus on the score sheet in a nerve-settling home win.
Mainz 0-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Swiss defender Nico Elvedi’s fourth goal in two seasons sends ‘Gladbach level on points with RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig 0-0 Augsburg
RBL stayed ahead of Borussia Monchengladbach on goal differential in the race for third place.
American midfielder Tyler Adams went 73 minutes in the draw, but still made the third-most intensive runs of the match. He won nine tackles and completed 57 of 66 passes.
Werder Bremen 4-2 Schalke — Friday
Freiburg 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Hoffenheim v. Nurnberg — 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Hannover 96 v. Bayer Leverkusen — 1 p.m. ET Sunday
|Hertha BSC Berlin||25||9||8||8||38||36||2||5-5-2||4-3-6||35|
|FSV Mainz 05||25||8||6||11||27||39||-12||5-4-4||3-2-7||30|
|FC Schalke 04||25||6||5||14||27||43||-16||4-1-7||2-4-7||23|
|1. FC Nürnberg||24||2||7||15||18||49||-31||2-5-6||0-2-9||13|