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The dust is beginning to settle on a weekend that saw crucial victories for Hamburger SV and 1. FC Nürnberg, while FC Bayern München's march to the title gained even more momentum after a crushing victory in Hanover.
bundesliga.com brings you the reaction from the 22nd week of action this season as it comes in.
Take a look at Hiroshi Kiyotake’s sensational goal ten seconds into the second half for Verbeek's Nürnberg that really set the tone for their dramatic win over Braunschweig, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel:
Monday 24 February
The weekend's key events:
- New Hamburger SV coach Mirko Slomka got off to an ideal start as his side beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0. HSV youngster Hakan Calhanoglu scored a sensational 40-yard free-kick to seal the win. Here's what he made of it.
VfL Wolfsburg boosted their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League with a convincing 3-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
1. FC Nürnberg goalkeeper Rafael Schäfer saved two penalties against Braunschweig. A total of three spot-kicks were missed in that match - a Bundesliga record.
FC Schalke 04's winning run came to an end on Friday as they were held to a goalless draw by Mainz.
There were no goals in Sunday's early game either, as Eintracht Frankfurt a and Werder Bremen shared the spoils.
FC Bayern München capitalised on Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund's slip ups to move 19 points clear at the Bundesliga summit courtesy of a 4-0 win in Hanover in the weekend's finale.
Sunday 23 February
This concludes our live updates for today, please join us again on Monday morning for more Matchday 22 reactions.
FC Bayern coach Pep Guardiola has made four changes to the side that beat Arsenal FC in the UEFA Champions League in midweek - this is how the Bundesliga leaders and Hannover 96 will be lining up today at the HDI Arena (kick-off 16:30 GMT/17:30 CET):
This is how Eintracht Frankfurt and SV Werder Bremen will be lining up today:
UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw
Also, you can stay with us find out who Germany will be locking horns with on their route to UEFA EURO 2016 in France, as the qualifying draw starts in just a few moments.
Saturday 22 February
That concludes our LIVE coverage for today. We'll be back on Sunday morning with all the latest tidbits and updates. Stay tuned!
The Bundesliga kick-offs are almost upon us, so make sure you check back later on for more updates. In the meantime, click here to find your local television broadcaster and stay on top of all the in-game statistics here.
This afternoon's line-ups:
Before getting to the nitty-gritty of the Bundesliga, there are two big Bundesliga 2 encounters getting underway. Karlsruher SC are up against SV Sandhausen while last weekend's big winners SC Paderborn pay 1860 Munich a visit.
You can follow those matches live on our ticker, and stick around for the match reports to come straight after the final whistles have sounded.
A staggering 5,200 Borussia Dortmund supporters will be making their way up north to Hamburg today, according to this Tweet from the Westphalian club. A total of 57,000 spectators will be attending new HSV coach Mirko Slomka's debut against the UEFA Champions League 2013 finalists at the sold-out Imtech Arena.
14:30 GMT kick-off:
Hamburger SV - Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Mönchengladbach - 1899 Hoffenheim
VfB Stuttgart - Hertha Berlin
1. FC Nürnberg – Eintracht Braunschweig
SC Freiburg - FC Augsburg
17:30 GMT kick-off:
VfL Wolfsburg - Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Friday 21 February
Stand by for pitchside match reaction from both camps...
Here we go then, the team news is beginning to come in for Schalke vs. Mainz at the Veltins Arena...
A look at the best quotes from Pep Guardiola's press conference ahead of FC Bayern München's Matchday 22 encounter with Hannover 96: