Munich - Der Klassiker between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund took centre-stage on Matchday 30 in Germany's top-flight, with the visitors coming out on top on Saturday evening, but the weekend still had plenty more to offer before its conclusion.

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The key events of Matchday 30:
  • Borussia Dortmund won the battle of the Bundesliga heavyweights by beating FC Bayern at the Allianz Arena, a win BVB livewire Marco Reus attributed to some clinical finishing.

    • FC Schalke 04 stretched their unbeaten run on home soil to ten games with a convincing 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in Matchday 30's curtain-raiser.

      • Juan Arango scored late on to earn Borussia Mönchengladbach a share of the spoils against VfB Stuttgart and deny Huub Stevens' side a vital victory.

        • 1. FSV Mainz 05 made light work of SV Werder Bremen, beating the Grün-Weißen3-0 at the Coface Arena.

          • VfL Wolfsburg come from behind to beat struggling 1. FC Nürnberg4-1.

            • Didier Ya Konan snatched a late winner to earn Hannover 96 a priceless victory over Hamburger SV in Mirko Slomka's return to the HDI Arena.

              • beat Eintracht Braunschweig

                More transfer news broke in the south of Germany on Monday afternoon when it was revealed that Bayern have signed Germany U-21 international Sebastian Rode from Eintracht Frankfurt. The midfielder, whom Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer describes as "an excellent professional", will move to Bavaria in the summer on a four-year deal.

                Borussia Mönchengladbach remain on course for the Champions League, but if they don’t make it this season, they're doing their very best to make sure they go one step further next term. After agreeing to sign Andre Hahn, Fabian Johnson and Yann Sommer, the Foals have now agreed a deal for Ibrahima Traore from VfB Stuttgart, with the Guinean signing a four-year deal at Borussia Park. He's worth his weight in gold!

                After the weekend's defeat, there is more cause for concern for Bayern than had been the case after their previous two games against Augsburg and Hoffenheim. Thomas Müller admitted the team has "lost its hunger" at present, which they will need to rediscover ahead of the visit of 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the DFB Cup. Süddeutsche Zeitung are of the opinion that the Reds will raise their game, however. "Even at the relaxed spring tempo that Bayern appear to be in, things won't go wrong against Lautern.

                Something a little lighter from the weekend now: possibly the best Bremen's has scored this season - except in the wrong end away to Mainz...

                Pep Guardiola admitted, with a hint of concern, that FC Bayern have a "problem" in the Bundesliga at present: motivating themselves after having been crowned Bundesliga champions almost three weeks ago. While the Reds have now lost their last two games, Dortmund strengthened their grip on second place by winning 3-0 in Munich, after which Jürgen Klopp admitted that he "couldn't complain too much". For the rest of the coaches' reactions to Matchday 30, click here.

                So you’ve seen the table, now remind yourself of why the standings bear their current appearance with our comprehensive highlights package.

                It's Monday again. Just like that, the weekend has come and gone and we have another five days to pore over a Bundesliga table whose appearance gets ever more interesting by the day, before the next round of fixtures commences on Saturday evening. Who has stolen a march in the race for the European places and which club(s) is closer to the drop with four games left to play? Find out here via the Bundesliga table.

                Sunday 13 April

                Sejad Salihovic inked his name in 1899 Hoffenheim's history books by netting his 44th goal for the club in Sunday's 2-0 win over FC Augsburg. With that goal - a trademark free-kick no less - the Bosnian became the club's all-time top goalscorer, ousting his compatriot Vedad Ibisevic, who now plays for VfB Stuttgart. It was also his 10th successful direct free-kick - a number bettered by nobody currently playing in the German top flight.

                Thomas Müller sounded slightly concerned after Bayern's home defeat to Dortmund on Saturday. After two draws and a defeat - the Bavarians' worst run in the league since 2010 - the 25-year-old said, "We can't make an excuse out of how difficult it is psychologically. At the end of the day, we want to win every game, but we're just lacking that hunger." Read what else the Germany international had to say here.

                In Sunday's early game, Leverkusen moved back into the UEFA Champions League qualifying places with a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin. Bayer's new coach Sascha Lewandowski saw his side get off to the perfect start when Stefan Kießling headed in after just 40 seconds, and Bayer are now back where it matters with four games of the season left to play.

                Nuri Sahin was unbeaten in his previous three visits to Bayern with Dortmund, and there was no doubting his delight that that record remained intact on Saturday, as BVB eased to a 3-0 win. "We lost at home to them even though we dominated, so this win feels really good," said the 25-year-old after the events in the Allianz Arena.

                Good morning Bundesliga fans! Get ready for another day of German football goodness as Bayer 04 Leverkusen host Hertha Berlin and 1899 Hoffenheim entertain FC Augsburg to bring Matchday 30 to a close. There are also three games from the Bundesliga 2 to keep you busy until then, as well as the fallout from Bayern's 3-0 defeat to Dortmund, the Bavarians’ second league loss in a row.

                Saturday 12 April

                So that's it for Saturday's action in Germany's top tier, a day where FC Bayern were beaten for the second weekend running in emphatic fashion. Join us tomorrow for more Bundesliga delights, with three games from the Bundesliga 2 and two more top-flight corkers to look forward to: Hertha Berlin's trip to Leverkusen and the early evening game between 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Augsburg. Bis dann!

                That was some performance by second-placed Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann on target in a dominant 3-0 win. To make matters worse for champions Bayern, Manuel Neuer had to watch the second period from the bench through injury, while Rafinha was sent off in stoppage time. Find out what some of the players made of the game right here.

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                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 Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg, while the spoils will be shared in Der Klassiker later this evening. Do you agree?

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                Of course with all of the 13:30 GMT/15:30 CEST kick-offs distracting us, there is the small matter of a clash between first and second set to take place in the Bundesliga this weekend, as FC Bayern München host Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening. Click here to read bundesliga.com's exclusive preview.

                Big blow:Hertha Berlin haven't had the best of Rückrunde's picking up just nine points from a possible 36 since the winter break. Ahead of their encounter with Bayer 04 Leverkusen, things seem to be going from bad to worse for the capital city side, who will have to make do without top-goalscorer and star striker Adrian Ramos. The Colombian picked up a thigh injury last weekend and has been ruled out for tomorrow's fixture.

                No other side has picked up more points than Borussia Mönchengladbach (W4, L1) in the last five league outings and three points today would mark Lucien Favre's 50th victory as the Foals' head coach. They welcome a VfB Stuttgart side, who have picked up just a single point from their last seven away games, to the Borussia Park with UEFA Champions League qualification at the forefront of their thinking. Click here to read bundesliga.com's exclusive preview.

                With teams around them dropping points and UEFA Champions League qualification on the line, Borussia Mönchengladbach have found their stride at a crucial stage of the season. Last weekend's win over 1. FC Nürnberg has put the Foals' fate in the own hands as they moved into fourth place for the first time since Matchday 18 ahead of hosting relegation battlers VfB Stuttgart today.

                1. FSV Mainz 05 have lost just one of their last six games on home soil, but are struggling for form and will be hoping to return to winning ways against SV Werder Bremen following their defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. However, Robin Dutt's side haven't lost at the Coface Arena in their last six visits and in Aaron Hunt have a player, who has netted seven times against Mainz. Why not have a read of bundesliga.com's exclusive preview to get the scoop...

                Tough loss:Mame Biram Diouf and Szabolcs Huszti have scored 45% of Hannover 96's goals this season, but neither will be at head coach Tyfun Korkut's disposal at home to Hamburger SV on Saturday. Who will step up to the plate in their absence?

                Der Klassiker may be stealing all the headlines, but Matchday 30 could prove pivotal in the battle to beat the drop. Mirko Slomka returns to his former stomping ground in Hannover, Freiburg host Eintracht Braunschweig in a proverbial six-pointer, while 1. FC Nürnberg are hoping to cause an upset in Wolfsburg to claw themselves out of the bottom three. Fortunately for you bundesliga.com has a round-up preview to cover the basement battle.

                Following Schalke's 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday, Royal Blues midfielder Julian Draxler says he will have a close eye on events in Munich this evening. Schalke are currently level on points with Dortmund having played a game more, and Draxler is hoping their Ruhr rivals slip up against the champions tonight. Click here to find out what the 20-year-old and his Schalke team-mates made of last night's win over the Eagles.

                Good morning everyone! Just under eight hours to go until the second Klassiker of the Bundesliga season gets underway at the Allianz Arena. Perfect weather for football in Munich, too: Abundant sunshine with a bit of a breeze. What more could you ask for on a Saturday?

                Friday 11 April


                That's all folks! We'll be back bright and early on Saturday morning with more reactions from Schalke's win over Frankfurt, as well as plenty more info on the weekend's action, including the small matter of der Klassiker in the evening.

                FC Schalke 04 continued their astonishing recent run of form and made it ten consecutive games unbeaten at the Veltins Arena with a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday evening. Check out the best images of the encounter here.

                So Bundesliga fans one and all, kick-off at the Veltins Arena is just moments away, which concludes our pre-weekend build-up. We'll have reaction for you a little later after the final whistle, so it's a temporary goodbye for now. Don't forget, by the way, you can click here for a list of broadcasters in your territory.

                1899 Hoffenheim can go into their game at home to FC Augsburg on Sunday with an extra spring in their step after forward Kevin Volland announced that he would definitely be staying at the club for another season. Click here for more details.

                After losing ground on second-placed Borussia Dortmund with a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen on Matchday 29, FC Schalke 04 will be looking to take all three points at home to Frankfurt tonight. The Royal Blues have not lost any of their last ten games on a Friday (seven wins, three draws) and also haven’t lost any of their last ten home fixtures against Frankfurt. However, the Eagles managed to come back from a two-goal deficit in the sides' last meeting, which finished 3-3 back on Matchday 13.

                Bayern may already be champions but Borussia Dortmund aren't about to bow down in reverence on Saturday. Although the fixture comes at an inconvenient time, being sandwiched between a UEFA Champions League encounter with Real Madrid CF and a DFB Cup semi-final against VfL Wolfsburg, BVB are hoping to prove a point on the runaway league leaders' stomping ground. The omens aren't bad either...

                After learning their UEFA Champions League semi-final fate, FC Bayern München are now turning their attention back to Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund. The title may be wrapped up already, but the Bavarians are intent on dealing their league rivals a blow in the race for second place as they look to move a step closer to breaking yet another Bundesliga record. Which one? Find out here...

                Ahead of this weekend's highlight, EA SPORTS FIFA 14 has provided a virtual-reality version of the highly-anticipated Klassiker between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund. Click on the YouTube video below to see how Saturday's blockbuster encounter could end...

                1899 Hoffenheim welcomed a prestigious guest to their training ground in Sinsheim this week as Brazil national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari came to admire the Kraichgau outfit's Footbonaut (tweet below). The 65-year-old may have had alterior motives though as he observed the team's training session before having a sit-down chat with Roberto Firmino - could the 1899 midfield maestro be in line for a call-up to the Selecao this summer?

                FC Bayern München's unbeaten run may have come to an end, but Franck Ribery's is still alive and kicking. Elsewhere, Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach Lucien Favre and Heung-Min Son are on the cusp of celebrating career milestones, while Eintracht Braunschweig are hoping to retain their status as the Bundesliga's in-form team. All this and more in the Matchday 30 statistical preview!

                FC Schalke 04 are unbeaten in their , while Eintracht Frankfurt have won domestic encounters coming into their Matchday 30 clash. However, under the Friday night floodlights, the Royal Blues have been in formidable form, picking up 24 points from a possible 30. It all makes for a perfect opener to this weekend's action!

                Kicking off this weekend are two teams currently enjoying a purple patch of form as FC Schalke 04 get set to host Eintracht Frankfurt. These two sides played out an unmissable 3-3 draw on Matchday 13, but back on home soil, where they haven't lost to the Eagles in ten games, the Royal Blues will be hoping to stay hot on the heels of second-placed Borussia Dortmund. For bundesliga.com's exclusive preview click here.

                Hello and welcome to bundesliga.com's LIVE updates. We'll be here throughout the weekend, bringing you all the latest build-up ahead of Matchday 30, as well as all the reaction as and when it comes in on what promises to be an action-packed weekend. Not only do we have der Klassiker to keep us busy, but there are also plenty of pivotal points on offer in the relegation dogfight with Mirko Slomka set to return to his former stomping ground, so stay tuned!