Munich - FC Bayern München's 53-match unbeaten run came to an end on Matchday 29, as Pep Guardiola's side suffered a 1-0 defeat to FC Augsburg.

Elsewhere, there were victories for Borussia Dortmund, VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, Eintracht Braunschweig and Borussia Mönchengladbach, while FC Schalke 04 were forced to settle for a point at SV Werder Bremen.

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Monday 7 April


The key events of Matchday 29:

  • FC Bayern München lose for the first time in the league this season, going down 1-0 at FC Augsburg.

    • Borussia Dortmund come from behind to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1.

      • FC Schalke 04 are held to a 1-1 draw by SV Werder Bremen at the Weser Stadion.

        • VfB Stuttgart pick up their first win under Huub Stevens, beating Baden-Württemberg rivals 2-0 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

          • Bayer 04 Leverkusen part company with Sami Hyypiä following die Werkself's 2-1 defeat at Hamburger SV.

            • Eintracht Braunschweig move to within a point of 17th-placed 1. FC Nürnberg with victory over ten-man Hannover.

Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp admitted his side could have been in deep trouble at half-time against VfL Wolfsburg after gifting the opposition several promising opportunities in the opening 45 minutes. However, a switch in tactics and a change in personnel helped BVB come from behind to beat the Wolves at Signal Iduna Park. Find out what Klopp and his fellow top-flight coaches made of the weekend's action by clicking here.

Sami Hyypiä wasn't the only coaching casualty this weekend: Following TSV 1860 Munich's 3-0 home defeat to Karlsruher SC in Bundesliga 2, the Bavarians parted company with their head coach Friedhelm Funkel. The 60-year-old was due to step down at the end of the 2013/14 season, but his contract has been terminated prematurely following a disappointing run of results.

"Absolutely incredible! I wouldn't have bet a single cent on us before the match!" Augsburg's match-winning hero Sascha Mölders could scarcely believe what had happened in the wake of FCA's 1-0 win over Bayern on Saturday. It gets better, Sascha: According to Bild, Markus Weinzierl has given his players two days off training and has given them permission to attend a concert of German indie rock band Sportfreunde Stiller in Munich on Tuesday evening. If only they could play the champions every week...

... that is how the Süddeutsche Zeitung described Eintracht Braunschweig's 3-0 victory over Lower Saxony rivals Hannover 96 on Sunday. According to Germany's largest daily newspaper, the visitors played like they were 'afraid of the relegation battle', while the Lions performed as if they were 'relieved to still be involved in the fight to avoid the drop'. Goals from Domi Kumbela, Havard Nielsen and Jan Hochscheidt earned Torsten Lieberknecht's team a comfortable win over their bitter rivals.

So what do all of the results this weekend mean? Our statistical review provides you with all the most important numbers from Matchday 29's action.

There was nothing to separate Hertha Berlin and 1899 Hoffenheim in Matchday 29's curtain closer at the Olympiastadion. Hertha forward Sami Allagui opened the scoring after just 11 minutes of play, before Eugen Polanski levelled for the free-scoring visitors. Chances were at a premium in the second half, with Hoffenheim's Kevin Volland going closest to pinching all three points with the last kick of the game.

Domi Kumbela, Havard Nielsen and Jan Hochscheidt grabbed the goals as bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig moved to within a point of 17th-placed 1. FC Nürnberg after outplaying ten-man Hannover 96 to win 3-0 in Sunday afternoon's Lower Saxony derby.

Schalke weren't at their best against Werder Bremen on Saturday, but Julian Draxler felt the Royal Blues should be satisfied with the 1-1 draw at the Weser-Stadion. The point moved Schalke seven points clear of fifth-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Jens Keller's side now look on course to qualify for next season's Champions League. Draxler did admit, however, that he wouldn't mind finishing above local rivals Borussia Dortmund in second place.

Not only did FC Bayern lose their unbeaten league record at FC Augsburg on Saturday, they also suffered another injury setback, with Xherdan Shaqiri suffering a thigh muscle tear at the SGL Arena. However, the loss could prove to be a timely wake-up call ahead of the champions' clash with Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.

Mitchell Langerak's Bundesliga record with Borussia Dortmund is quite remarkable: In his nine top-flight appearances for BVB, the Australian international has won eight and drawn one. After the match against Wolfsburg on Saturday, Langerak admitted it was nice to be back on the pitch, but is not necessarily expecting to play against Real Madrid CF next week. You can read what else the 25-year-old had to say here.

Following another cracker of a Saturday in the Bundesliga, there are two more matches to get your teeth into this afternoon: Lower Saxony rivals Eintracht Braunschweig and Hannover 96 face off at the Eintracht-Stadion, before Hertha Berlin host Hoffenheim in the capital. Goals are guaranteed, believe me. Stick around!

So that's it for Saturday's action in the Bundesliga, a day where FC Bayern have finally been beaten but 1. FC Nürnberg look a step closer to Bundesliga 2. Join us tomorrow for more German football goodness, with three games from the Bundesliga 2 and two more top-flight crackers to look forward to: the Lower Saxon derby between Braunschweig and Hannover and Hoffenheim's trip to Hertha Berlin. Do join us for that, but for now it's Gute Nacht!.

More bad news to go along with FC Bayern München’s first loss in nearly 18 months as picked up an injury in their 1-0 defeat against FC Augsburg. It is not yet known for how long he will be on the sidelines, but he will most definitely miss the UEFA Champions League game against Manchester United FC. For more information click here:

All good things have to come to an end eventually, even FC Bayern's unbeaten league record: The champions' loss at Augsburg was their first defeat in 53 league matches stretching back to 2012, but that'll be little consolation to head coach Pep Guardiola, who must now switch his attention to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United FC. The English champions will be confident, too, after thrashing Newcastle United FC 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

The 15:30 fixtures are almost upon us so that brings us to the end of our live updates for the moment. Stay up to date with all the afternoon's action on the LIVE ticker and join in the debate on Twitter. We'll be back later with more news and reactions.

Apart from FC Bayern's clash with Augsburg, there are two other local derbies in the Bundesliga this afternoon, both of which could have a significant impact on the relegation battle: VfB Stuttgart take on Baden-Württemberg rivals SC Freiburg at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, while Eintracht Frankfurt face 1. FSV Mainz 05 at the Commerzbank Arena. Click here for our round-up preview of Saturday's action.

You can follow today's Bundesliga 2 matches via bundesliga.com's LIVE ticker. League leaders 1. FC Köln have just gone 1-0 up against Arminia Bielefeld, thanks to Daniel Halfar's 12th-minute goal. SV Sandhausen and FC St. Pauli is still goalless.

FC Bayern München goalkeeper Tom Starke has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn elbow ligament in training on Friday. The 33-year-old, who will undergo surgery in Tübingen on Saturday, had been set to take Manuel Neuer's place between the sticks for the final few league games of the season but, with Lukas Raeder also out injured, reserve team keeper Leopold Zingerle and youth international Raif Husic might just make an appearance in goal before the season is out.

It's not such a good morning for Sami Hyypiä, who has been relieved of his duties as Bayer 04 Leverkusen head coach following the Werkself's 2-1 defeat at Hamburger SV on Friday. The loss leaves Bayer 04 just one point above VfL Wolfsburg in fourth - having played a game more - and in real danger of dropping out of the UEFA Champions League places. Youth team head coach Sascha Lewandowski will take charge of first-team duties until the end of the season.

Good morning everyone! Excited? You should be! There are six matches in the Bundesliga this afternoon - three of which are derbies. FC Bayern and FC Schalke 04 are both in action at 15.30 CEST, while Borussia Dortmund take on VfL Wolfsburg in today's late game. Buckle up, folks!

Friday 4 April


That's all for Friday folks, but we'll be back bright and early on Saturday morning to keep you up to date with all the Bundesliga latest.

The Bundesliga relegation tussle took on a new complexion on Friday evening as Hamburger SV finally won again, recording a 2-1 victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen to move out of the bottom three, for a few hours anyway. Check out the standout pictures from the game here. The sides immediately below HSV, Nürnberg and Stuttgart, are both in action on Saturday afternoon.

And that's where our coverage ends, for the time being anyway. You can follow Leverkusen's trip to Hamburg on bundesliga.com's LIVE ticker by clicking right here.

FC Bayern München's Brazilian centre-back Dante is likely to return to the Bavarians' starting line-up against FC Augsburg on Saturday. The defender missed Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford, but is determined to prepare for next week's return clash by beating Markus Weinzierl's team this weekend (see below!). Find out what Pep Guardiola had to say about die Fuggerstädter in our exclusive preview.

Nothing is broken, but Roman Weidenfeller is in a lot of pain after getting a kick to his hand from team-mate Marco Reus on Wednesday. His place in the Borussia Dortmund goal against VfL Wolfsburg this Saturday remains in doubt. What else do you need to know about the Signal Iduna Park clash? You can read the match preview by .

Seven of this weekend's matches could potentially have an impact on this year's relegation battle, but whatever happens on Matchday 29, there is still time for those at the bottom to claw their way out of trouble. bundesliga.com explains why there's still hope for Eintracht Braunschweig at the bottom of the league, and why those above them cannot afford to relax just yet...


Relive this classic encounter between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel:

There may be several teams in danger of going down this season, but that doesn't mean the sides in question lack talent. Find out which players bundesliga.com reckons could prove the difference for the likes of 1. FC Nürnberg, Hamburg, and the other clubs battling to avoid relegation to Bundesliga 2 by clicking here.

Don't forget to check out our statistical preview of Matchday 29. Bayern are looking to boost their hopes of reaching yet another Bundesliga best-mark when they tackle fellow Bavarians FC Augsburg at the SGL Arena, while Bayer Leverkusen's Heung-Min Son is aiming to pick up where he left off the last time die Werkself faced his former club Hamburg. How many goals did you score that day, Herr Son? I forget...

Hello and welcome to bundesliga.com's LIVE updates. We'll be here throughout the weekend, bringing you all the latest news ahead of Matchday 29, as well as all the reaction as it happens. First up tonight, it's Hamburger SV against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Imtech Arena. The two sides - currently at opposite ends of the table - shared eight goals the last time they met. If Friday's clash is half as good as that, it'll be a fine start to the weekend's action. Stay tuned!