Dan Burke Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 20:25 UTC
Tuesday evening provided us with four fixtures from the Bundesliga.
In the early kick-off, a lovely Joshua Kimmich chip gave Bayern Munich a vital 1-0 victory over title rivals Borussia Dortmund.
You can read our analysis of that one here.
And here’s what went down in the other three games…
Bremen and Gladbach play out entertaining stalemate
There were no goals at the Weser Stadium but the scoreline was no reflection of what was a very entertaining match.
Both sides had good chances to score, with Gladbach goalkeeper Jan Sommer forced into a great double save in the second half, before Florian Neuhaus went closest to scoring at the other end.
Sommer almost gifted Bremen a goal when he shanked a clearance straight to Milot Rashica in the 81st minute, but Leonardo Bittencourt couldn’t make the goalkeeper pay and 0-0 was how it finished.
Bremen remain 17th and still very much in trouble, while Gladbach are up to 4th.
Frankfurt fight-back to draw with Freiburg
The game of the night took place at the Commerzbank-Arena, where Eintracht Frankfurt and Freiburg played out an entertaining six-goal thriller.
It was Vincenzo Grifo who gave Freiburg a 28th-minute lead when his shot took a deflection off Makoto Hasebe before looping over Kevin Trapp into the net.
That was the Italian’s third goal of the season.
But within minutes Frankfurt levelled. Daichi Kamada’s effort stung the palms of Alexander Schwolow but André Silva was on hand to head home the rebound.
In the 59th minute Nils Petersen came on for Freiburg and within minutes he had made it 2-1 with an excellent header.
Two minutes later it was 3-1.
Frankfurt immediately pushed for an equalizer but they were immediately caught on the break. Grifo fed Lucas Höler and the 25-year-old found the bottom right corner.
Kamada pulled a goal back to make it 3-2 and then just a minute after coming on, super sub Timothy Chandler made it 3-3 to set up a breathless final charge.
But 3-3 was how it finished. The result moves Freiburg into the Europa League spots, while Frankfurt are down to 14th.
Wolfsburg embarrass lackluster Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen’s great run of results came to a shuddering halt on Tuesday.
It was Wolfsburg’s January signing Marin Pongračić who continued his excellent form by opening the scoring at the BayArena.
In the 43rd minute, the 22-year-old Croatian headed home from a set-piece for his first Bundesliga goal.
Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz made three half-time substitutions, with Florian Wirtz coming on for Karim Bellarabi, Julian Baumgartlinger replacing Sven Bender and Aleksandar Dragovic on in place of Mitchell Weiser.
But Wolfsburg extended their lead in the 64th minute. A free-kick was awarded on the edge of the box for a Baumgartlinger handball, and Maximimilian Arnold found the net with the aid of a deflection off Kai Havertz.
And three minutes later it was 3-0.
A great cross to the back post by Joao Victor found Renato Steffen at the back post, and the winger nodded home.
Before Pongračić completed the rout with his second header of the game in the 75th minute.
Baumgartlinger then netted a late consolation and 4-1 was how it finished.
Wolfsburg remain 6th in the table, while Leverkusen slip down to 5th.
Join us tomorrow as the Englische Woche continues…