Despite hosting the match, the Allianz Arena needed a pair of equalizers to gain a point.
Bayern Munich 2-2 Mainz
A huge boost for the visitors, who likely didn’t expect this relegation safety aid. Stoke City loanee Bojan Krkic scored early and Daniel Brosinski converted a penalty to give Mainz 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantara arranged a point for the Bavarians.
Ingolstadt 2-4 Werder Bremen
Max Kruse scored not one, not two, not three, but four goals as once relegation-threatened Werder surged up the table and into sixth place. The visitors trailed 2-1 with 10 minutes to play when Kruse scored in the 81st, 87th, and fourth minute of stoppage time.
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-3 Borussia Dortmund
BVB overcame throwing away an early lead and conceding an own goal to climb into third place on goals from Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Raphael Guerreiro.
USMNT phenom Christian Pulisic went 90 minutes for BVB, won 10 duels and made more sprints (42) than anyone else in the match.
Koln 1-1 Hoffenheim
If you missed it Friday, this is how Kerem Demirbay nabbed the point which ensure Hoffenheim will make its first trip to European competition by virtue of a Top Six finish.
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Wolfsburg – Ibisevic scores Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 Augsburg – Two for El Tri’s Fabian Hamburg 1-2 Darmstadt – Sulu, Platte with goals Freiburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen – 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday Schalke vs. RB Leipzig – 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday
Out: Oscar (Shanghai SIPG), John Mikel Obi (Tianjin TEDA), Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough), Dion Conroy (Swindon Town), Marco Van Ginkel (PSV Eindhoven, loan), Jay Dasilva (Charlton, loan), Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town, loan), Fankaty Dabo (Swindon Town, loan), Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town, loan), Fikayo Tomori (Brighton & Hove Albion, loan), Mukhtar Ali (Vitesse Arnhem, loan)
Out: Tom Carroll (Swansea City), Anton Walkes (Atlanta United, loan), Ryan Loft (Stevenage, loan), Shayon Harrison (Yeovil Town, loan), Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage, loan), Luke Amos (Southend United, loan).
Could things crank up a few notches in the Premier League as some clubs, especially those in the relegation battle, panic buy?
Let’s wait and see…
With that in mind, think of the list below as a tracker for the players most likely to be on the move in the coming days. Most of these players are rumored to be close to moves and many are said to be unhappy with their current situation and want to move on.
The likelihood of most of the players below moving to, from or around the Premier League is very high.
And man, you could make a pretty decent XI from these guys below if you really wanted to go out and splash the cash in the final days of January…