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.
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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.
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 2-1 win against Augsburg on Friday night.
Monday 17 March
Sunday 16 March
More reaction from HSV's essential home win which moved them out of the relegation zone with nine games of the season remaining:
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?
Well Hamburg and Nürnberg served up a treat. Can Frankfut anf Freiburg do the same?
There's more than pride on the line today:
Schäfer all set-up:
"Raphael Schäfer's stuff is laying out ready. Obviously with #ichbereuenicht on his shirt and captain's armband." 1. FC Nürnberg will bear the "No regrets" slogan on their kits today, referencing the persistent threat of relegation and their unerring ability to battle their way out of danger.
Hamburg raring to go:
"90 minutes until our game against Nürnberg!" The Red Shorts are undoubtedly aiming to over-take Nürnberg in the standings and, having lost none of the 21 games in which they opened the scoring, know how pivotal the first goal could be in the do-or-die encounter.
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.
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?
For all the line-ups for today's matches be sure to check out the
Preetz pumped up:
Hertha Berlin sporting director Michael Preetz is eagerly anticipating his side's encounter with
based on the tweet below. The capital city side have picked up just 17 of a possible 36 points on home soil this season, but have won four of their last five meetings with the Reds at the Olympiastadion. "The Hertha troop are en route to the Olympiastadion. Ready to go for the home game against Hannover 96!"
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.
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.