Munich - There are just nine rounds of matches left on the 2013/14 Bundesliga calendar after Matchday 25 brought important wins for some but demoralising defeats for others.

As always, bundesliga.com brought you up-to-date with all the latest news and reaction from Germany's top flight. Relive the action as it happened below.

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The key events from Matchday 25:
  • SC Freiburg moved out of the bottom two with their biggest away win since 2009, a remarkable 4-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.

    • Hamburger SV moved out of the drop zone for the first time since Matchday 17 after emerging victorious from their relegation six-pointer with 1. FC Nürnberg courtesy of a 2-1 scoreline.

      • FC Bayern München moved to within potentially one victory of the Bundesliga title thanks to a 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

        • Borussia Mönchengladbach put an end to a nine-game winless streak, collecting their first win in 2014 by beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on foreign soil after being reduced to ten men.

          • Huub Stevens witnesses his side throw away a one-goal lead as they share the spoils in a 1-1 draw with SV Werder Bremen on the Dutchman's debut as head coach of VfB Stuttgart.

            • Mainz come from two goals down to beat Hoffenheim, the Lower Saxony derby fails to produce a winner and Hertha once again fail to pick up three points at home. Click here to read a round-up of Saturday afternoon's action.

              • FC Schalke 04 moved into the top three for the first time under head coach Jens Keller courtesy of a come-from-behind

                That concludes our live coverage of Bundesliga Matchday 25. Thanks a lot for joining us and make sure you check back with us on Friday when we'll return with the build-up to Matchday 26!

                From the ridiculous to the sublime, let's remind ourselves of some of the best goals from the weekend that was. Hakan Calhanoglu needed eight shots to score finally against Nürnberg on Sunday, but it was a goal that was worth the wait. Find out below who else grabbed the headlines for spectacular goals.

                Hoffenheim were another side on the end of defeat on Matchday 25, losing 4-2 at home to Mainz. As frustrating as giving away a 2-0 lead may have been, however, nobody could have accused the hosts, and particularly captain Andreas Beck, of lacking in commitment, as one unfortunate cameraman found out. Here's what happened when an onrushing Beck found his path blocked by the unfortunate observer, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel...

                Schalke's rivals Dortmund are also in action in the Champions League this week at home to FC Zenit, but they'll be hoping the Signal Iduna Park is more of a fortress than it was on Saturday. BVB's defeat to Mönchengladbach was their fourth home reverse in the league this season and Robert Lewandowski hopes it's their last as they prepare to welcome the Russians.

                It was a great week for Schalke, who won at Augsburg on Friday night and then saw their rivals Leverkusen and Dortmund both lose on Saturday. It was a weekend that will give a Royal Blues side belief ahead of their trip to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16. Trailing 6-1 from the first leg, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar admits the tie is all but over, but he told bundesliga.com that the two games will have been a "great lesson" for the team.

                The dust has settled on another weekend of league action and it comes as no great surprise that FC Bayern München were wearing wide smiles again after an easy victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen took them further clear at the top. Down at the bottom, though, there was also plenty of satisfaction to be had, particularly for Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg after their massive wins in the relegation battle. You can recap the action here with bundesliga.com's weekend highlights.

                Sunday 16 March

                Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg were both celebrating on Sunday night after winning their respective relegation battles against 1. FC Nürnberg and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively. We've got reaction from both games with Hakan Calhanoglu "feeling good" and Admir Mehmedi making "a big statement."

                To stay bang up-to-date with all the action there are two options. Either follow the minute-by-minute coverage on our LIVE Twitter account, @BL_Live_EN, or alternatively on bundesliga.com's LIVE ticker! The choice is up to you, but make sure to tweet in your opinions to @Bundesliga_EN as well!

                DON'T FORGET to tweet in your pre-match predictions to the @Bundesliga_EN Twitter account! The consensus in the bundesliga.com office is that there'll be home wins on the cards for Hamburger SV and Eintracht Frankfurt. Do you agree?

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                Following Sunday's curtain-raiser, SC Freiburg travel to Frankfurt to take on Armin Veh's struggling side. The Breisgauer could move out of the automatic relegation spots with a win. However, they've managed to win just once in their last eight encounters with the Eagles. Ex-SCF striker Jan Rosenthal scored the only goal of the game on Matchday 4 of the 2010/11 campaign, and is expected to feature in Frankfurt's starting line-up today. Click here to read bundesliga.com's exclusive preview.

                First up on Relegation Super Sunday Hamburger SV host a 1. FC Nürnberg side keen to bounce back from back-to-back defeats against Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen. With just three points separating the two sides, HSV, who have lost just one of their last 12 home games against der Club, could leapfrog their opponents. The Red Shorts, boosted by the return of Rafael van der Vaart, have scored more than two goals per game on average against Nürnberg. Click here to read bundesliga.com's exclusive preview.

                Welcome back to bundesliga.com's LIVE coverage of Matchday 25! Yesterday was all about FC Bayern München moving one step closer to defending their Bundesliga title, but today the focus is well and truly on the foot of the table with Sunday's encounters both falling under the 'relegation six-pointer' category. The battle to beat the drop promises to be fiercer than ever and today's encounters are only going to add fuel to the fire.

                Saturday 15 March


                Before signing off for Saturday evening, we will leave you with this Tweet from . The VfL Wolfsburg midfielder scored on his return after suspension on Saturday, but his goal was not enough to beat Eintracht Braunschweig. Nevertheless, as he says: "keep on fighting". We will be back on Sunday with reaction from Saturday's matches and build-up to the two remaining fixtures of Matchday 25.

                After helping Bayern get the better of Leverkusen, Mario Mandzukic learned he had won twice on Saturday - he became Croatia's footballer of the year. "This is a great honour for me," the Bundesliga's top-scorer told fcbayern.de. "This award really makes me proud and it's a great endorsement of my work." Next Saturday, he could also get his hands on another award with Bayern able to snatch the Bundesliga with a win in Mainz, and favourable results elsewhere.

                Bayer 04 Leverkusen were the last side to beat FC Bayern München in the Bundesliga, but will know they're in for a tough time in Saturday's final game should they wish to recreate those heroics. Not conceding the first goal will be crucial. Bayern have collected 34 wins, five draws and one loss after taking the lead against the Werkself.

                To stay bang up-to-date with all the action there are two options. Either follow the minute-by-minute coverage on our LIVE Twitter account, @BL_Live_EN, or alternatively on bundesliga.com's LIVE ticker! The choice is up to you, but make sure to tweet in your opinions to @Bundesliga_EN as well!

                DON'T FORGET to tweet in your pre-match predictions to the @Bundesliga_EN Twitter account! The consensus in the bundesliga.com office is that Borussia Dortmund are set to give Borussia Mönchengladbach a torrid time and Huub Stevens will pick up points in his debut as VfB Stuttgart head coach. Do you agree?

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                Hannover 96 will have to make do without Belgian left-back Sebastian Pocognoli for their game against Hertha Berlin. The club confirmed via Twitter (below) that the defender, who has made appearances so far this season for the Reds, would miss out as a result of coming down with a stomach virus. "Left-back Sebastian Pocognoli will not be in our Matchday squad against Hertha due to a stomach virus."

                Saturday's fixtures have plenty to offer outside of Dortmund and Bremen, with a Lower Saxony derby and two-potentially high-scoring encounters set to grace the Bundesliga stage. Wolfsburg have revenge on their minds against local rivals Braunschweig, Hertha are desperate to take advantage of welcoming a travel-sick Hannover to the countries capital, while Mainz want to stretch their unbeaten run in Hoffenheim. Saturday's round-up preview can be found here.

                This weekend's top of the table clash between FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen may be taking centre-stage, but the fixtures at the foot of the standings guarantee just as much entertainment value. SC Freiburg's Gelson Fernandes has claimed "it's a fight for our lives, until the very last minute" ahead of relegation 'Super Sunday', which pits SCF against Frankfurt following Nürnberg's trip to Hamburg. One thing is clear this weekend will have a lasting impact on the relegation battle.

                In a proverbial six-pointer that promises to come with all the trimmings, Huub Stevens is hoping his Stuttgart side can hand him a debut to remember against Werder. The last 15 meetings between these two sides have boasted an average of 4.3 goals per game, but it's the first one which could prove the most pivotal with VfB boasting an unbeaten record against Bremen when they score first (10 wins, four draws). Click here to read bundesliga.com exclusive preview.

                Borussia Dortmund have won their last seven-straight home games against their namesakes from Mönchengladbach. The Foals' last win at the Signal Iduna Park came over 16 years ago - a 2-1 win on 18th April, 1998 when the stadium was still officially called the Westfalenstadion - but they'll be hoping to change that on Saturday to arrest a run of nine games without a win. Read bundesliga.com's exclusive preview by following this link.

                FC Bayern München are gearing up to make history by going a 50th consecutive Bundesliga encounter unbeaten when they hosts Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Saturday evening (kick-off 17:30 GMT/18:30 CET). No stranger to setting best-marks left and centre is Franck Ribery, who caught up with GOAL! The Bundesliga magazine earlier this week. Watch the exclusive interview with the French wing wizard by clicking here.

                Heldt chimes in: FC Schalke 04 sporting director Horst Heldt has weighed in with his opinion following the Royal Blues victory in Ausgburg. "It was important that we didn't lose our heads after falling behind," claimed Heldt, who witnessed his side move into the top three for the first time since Jens Keller replaced Huub Stevens as head coach.

                Friday night's Matchday 25 curtain-raiser between FC Augsburg and FC Schalke 04 didn't disappoint, but was far from straight-forward for the Royal Blues who picked up a 2-1 win at the SGL Arena. Talking exclusively to bundesliga.com after the game, Kevin-Prince Boateng lauded the performances of both Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and S04's emerging talents, but admitted it was "a really tough game", sentiments echoed by captain Benedikt Höwedes (below): "Three hard-fought points!!"

                Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (pictured, r.) gave a frank assessment of Schalke's 2-1 win at Augsburg, admitting they had played a poor first half. He was nevertheless grateful they took away all three points, although Andre Hahn felt the result had been extremely harsh on Europe-seeking Augsburg. We've got the post-match reaction all wrapped up here.

                There is a big Lower Saxony derby coming up on Saturday afternoon with Eintracht Braunschweig looking to complete a double over VfL Wolfsburg. Elsewhere, Hannover 96 travel to the capital and the league's entertainers 1899 Hoffenheim host 1. FSV Mainz 05. Check out our round-up preview of Saturday afternoon's (kick-off 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT) action.

                FC Schalke 04 drew first blood this weekend with an efficient and effective 2-1 win at FC Augsburg, thanks to that man Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. They did not need many chances to beat an Augsburg side, who showed why they are flying so high this season, with surgical precision.

                Keep up to date with how Augsburg get on against Schalke with our Ticker. We will have a report of the game straight after the final whistle with reaction and a gallery of the best photos from Friday night's Matchday 25 opener to follow. But for now, sit back, relax and enjoy the start of another weekend of drama.

                Find out where you can see the game live with a list of international broadcasters here.

                Before FC Augsburg resume their push for a place in Europe next season against FC Schalke 04, there are three Bundesliga 2 matches underway already. Find out how VfR Aalen are getting on against VfL Bochum, whether SC Paderborn can make a return to winning ways and if FSV Frankfurt can build on their win last weekend at FC Ingolstadt 04 on our Ticker.

                "I know it's a challenge, but I'm up for it," said new VfB Stuttgart coach Huub Stevens ahead of his side's trip to SV Werder Bremen on Saturday. The Swabians are in desperate need of points to pull away from the bottom three, but Bremen are not going to be in a charitable mood as they seek a more comfortable end to the season. You can read our match preview here.

                SC Freiburg have been given a boost ahead of their trip to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday with signing a contract extension on Friday. The 34-year-old central defender, who has made 128 appearances for the club, said: "Even after seven years here, it's always such a great joy to be able to play and work for SC Freiburg. I'm absolutely delighted about this contract extension and I would like to pay back the faith shown in me."

                Could this be the weekend on which FC Bayern's unbeaten streak comes to an end - against the last opponents to beat them in the Bundesliga? Coach Pep Guardiola has warned as such, saying at the pre-match press conference on Friday: "We will lose sooner or later, but we have to remain focused on retaining our title." We will have a full preview of Saturday's headline clash coming shortly. In the meantime, see what has to say about his return to his former club.

                Revenge will be at the forefront of Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp's mind when he leads his side out against the other Bundesliga Borussia, Mönchengladbach, on Saturday. He has yet to come to terms with his side's 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture and is hoping to set the record straight on Matchday 25. Find out more in our match preview.

                For all the standout statistics ahead of the 25th round of action in the Bundesliga, including yet more records for Franck Ribery (pictured) and FC Bayern, Leverkusen's keeper adding to his penalty-killer reputation and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar moving stealthily up the FC Schalke 04 scoring chart, please click here.

                1. FC Nürnberg goalkeeper Raphael Schäfer is set to return to the Franconians' starting XI against fellow relegation strugglers Hamburger SV on Sunday (kick-off: 14:30 GMT/15:30 CET). The veteran goalkeeper was substituted at half-time in his side's recent 2-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen after bruising the right side of his hip.

                Borussia Mönchengladbach clearly have not been enjoying the best of runs on the road at Borussia Dortmund in recent years. The Foals have lost all of their last seven trips to Westphalia, but sporting director Max Eberl told bundesliga.com his side have every chance of bucking the trend this time around. "We may not be travelling to Dortmund full of confidence," the 40-year-old said, "but I'm sure we can take something from the game. We know we can make life difficult for them."

                Hannover 96 have been dealt a blow with the news that will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the Reds' 1-1 draw with Bayer 04 Leverkusen last weekend. The 26-year-old Senegalese international, who has scored eight times this season, underwent surgery earlier today.

                Borussia Dortmund will likely have to do without the services of Marco Reus in the clash of the Borussias at home to Mönchengladbach on Saturday (kick-off: 14:30 GMT / 15:30 CET). "He will be out, unless some sort of miracle happens," said head coach Jürgen Klopp, who will also have fellow attacking midfielder Henrikh Mhkitaryan unavailable due to suspension. There has been positive news on the subject of the club's top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski (pictured), however. The Poland attacker has recovered from a knee problem and should be able to play, Klopp confirmed.

                First up, FC Augsburg welcome FC Schalke 04 to SGL Arena hoping to close the gap on the Royal Blues in fourth to just three points. The Függerstädter have never beaten the Gelsenkirchen outfit and will do well to keep last week’s hat-trick hero Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (l.) quiet considering he’s scored three goals in his last four games against FCA. You can read our exclusive preview of tonight's game by clicking here.

                ...to bundesliga.com's LIVE coverage of Matchday 25 in Germany's top tier. There are several enticing encounters to keep you on your toes this weekend, all of which could have a widespread impact on the rest of the season, especially at the foot of the table. Bremen host Stuttgart, Nürnberg travel to Hamburg and Frankfurt take on Freiburg, but there are a few top-of-the-table clashes to keep you keen as well. Stay with us for all the build-up to this weekend's action, plus all the latest news and reaction as and when it comes in.