Bayern Break Another Bundesliga Record

Bundesliga-LogoEven with a reserve side, Bayern Munich had no problem beating Freiburg 1-0 on Saturday to break the record for the number of points in a Bundesliga season.

With the second leg of their Champions League match this week in Spain, coach Jupp Heynckes made 10 changes from the side that thrashed Barcelona in midweek.

Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri hit the winner when he fired in a direct free-kick on 35 minutes to give Bayern, who were confirmed as champions three weeks ago, their 27th win from their 31 league games this season. With 84 points this season, they have now passed Borussia Dortmund’s previous record of 81 for the most Bundesliga points collected in a season

Bayer Leverkusen remain third in Bundesliga with a 1-0 home win over Werder Bremen. Germany striker Stefan Kiessling netted a 35th-minute penalty which confirmed Bayer’s Champions League place for next season with a ten-point lead over fourth-placed Schalke 04 and three matches left.

Mid-table Wolfsburg ran out 3-0 winners at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach, but the relegation battle heated up with two of the bottom three teams picking up wins.

After their 3-2 defeat at home to Hanover, bottom side Greuther Fuerth’s relegation was confirmed as 16th placed Augsburg romped to a 3-0 win at home to German Cup finalists VfB Stuttgart.

Second-from-bottom Hoffenheim beat Nuremberg 2-1 ro keep their survival hopes alive.

The team that finishes 16th enters a promotion/relegation play-off against the side that finishes third in the second division. Fuerth, who host Freiburg in a fortnight, have now just one home match left to avoid becoming the first Bundesliga team to go an entire campaign without a single home victory.