After the 2nd week since returning to action the Bundesliga wraps up Match Day 27. The top 5 didn’t provide much movement, with the experience of Bayern Leverkusen & Borussia Mönchengladbach switching places in the standings after their match. Bayern Munich continues to lead the table with (61 points), followed by Dortmund (57 points), Leipzig (54 points), Leverkusen (53 points), and Mönchengladbach (52 points). Match day 27 kicked off Friday 05/22/2020 with a matchup between: Hertha BSC VS Union Berlin. This game was all even at the half, and then a flurry of scores had Union Berlin ultimately defeated with a final score of Hertha BSC 4 – Union Berlin 0. With scores from Ibisevic, Lukebakio, Cunha, and Boyata, Hertha Berlin made quick work of Union Berlin in the 2nd half.
Saturday 05/23/2020 provided us with the following 5 great match ups : Bayern Munich vs Frankfurt, SC Freiburg vs Werder Bremen, VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Bayern Leverkusen, and SC Paderborn vs TSG 1988 Hoffenheim. There was more at stake in the Saturday games because 4 of the top 5 teams where in action, but as mentioned above, the standings had little to no changes. The results for Sat: Bayern Munich 5 – Frankfurt 2, Freiburg 0 – Werder 1, Wolfsburg 0 – Dortmund 2, Gladbach 1 – Leverkusen 3, and Paderborn 1 – Hoffenheim 1.
Match day 27 closed out the week with 3 matchups on Sunday 05/24/2020: FC Shalke vs FC Augsburg, FSV Mainz vs RB Leipzig, and FC Köln vs Fortuna Düsseldorf. The results for Sunday only impacting 1 top 5 team in the standings being RB Leipzig, they disposed of FSV Mainz with very little trouble, winning the contest 5 – 0. The other 2 games ended with the scores of FC Shalke 0 – FC Augsburg 3, and FC Köln 2 – Fortuna Düsseldorf 2, closing out the weekend leaving us with 7 games remaining on the season , and the close out of the DFK Pokal.
Social Mike’s Shoutouts :
Kai Havertz – Havertz has been on a tear for Bayern Leverkusen having scored a brace in the past 2 matches (4 goals) keeping Leverkusen in the mix for the title and keeping them in Champions league contention. Look for Havertz services to be a hot commodity via the transfer window.
Robert Lewandowski – Lewa scores again and agin bringing his Bundesliga total to 27 goals keeping him as the top goal scorer this season. Lewandowski is now at 41 goals across all competitions.
Timo Werner – Timo scores a hat trick on Match day 27 bring his season total to 24 keeping him in the race for top scorer just 3 behind Robert Lewandowski. Werner has been linked with Liverpool and may be on his the Premier League.
As I previously mentioned on the “Bundesliga Is Back” piece which is available on ahsportsla.com, there are still a couple of crucial matches left in the Bundesliga title race. First up this upcoming Tuesday 05/26/2020 we have the biggest game left on the schedule a match between 1st place Bayern Munich vs 2nd place Borussia Dortmund. In what will most likely determine the winner of the Bundesliga match up, this is it Munich vs Dortmund the match up of match ups of the Bundesliga with the title on the line. Whoever comes out on top of this matchup Tuesday will have positioned themselves to be crowned champs.
The second matchup comes on Match day 30th Saturday 06/06/2020, and it’s a clash between 1st place Bayern Munich vs 4th place Bayern Leverkusen. This match up isn’t as critical as the previously talked about match, but that depends who you’re asking. Leverkusen is 8 points back and would need as much help as they can get, the first order of business being taking care of what they can control which would be getting a victory over Bayern. Dortmund will be rooting for Leverkusen in this match up also needing the help to knock the defending champs out of the top spot.
The third and final crucial match up comes to us on Match day 33 Saturday 06/20/2020 with a battle between 3rd place RB Leipzig vs 2nd place Borussia Dortmund. Another match up which has huge implications in another game which will determine if either one of these teams has the final shot at over taking Bayern Munich from the top of the table. With Dortmund having a match up with the champs they are the most likely to challenge Munich for the crown one thing is for sure we will find out if the champs can defend the title or will they get dethroned.