Munich - The title race might be done and dusted for another year, but there's still plenty to play for from the bottom up in the Bundesliga.

As ever, brings you all the reaction as and when it comes in to the events of the weekend that was.

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The key events of Matchday 28
  • FC Bayern München were held to a 3-3 draw by 1899 Hoffenheim, ending their run of 19 straight league wins.

    • Bayern midfielder Thiago faces up to two months on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury against Hoffenheim.

      • Borussia Dortmund reclaimed second place from FC Schalke 04 after coming from behind to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

        • In Sunday's games, Borussia Mönchengladbach came from behind to beat Hamburger SV 3-1, while SV Werder Bremen scored in the last minute to beat Hannover 96 2-1.

          • SC Freiburg took a massive three points in the battle to beat the drop after edging out fellow strugglers 1. FC Nürnberg 3-2 in the MAGE Solar Stadion.

            • On Friday evening, Schalke made it eight wins in 11 matches after a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin in the Veltins Arena.

              Monday 31 March

Tonight's Bundesliga 2 clash gets underway in 20 minutes' time. 1. FC Union Berlin, who still have an outside chance of making the promotion play-off place, face rock-bottom FC Energie Cottbus at the Stadion an der alten Försterei. You can follow the match via's LIVE ticker. We'll be back on Friday with all the build-up and reaction to Matchday 29. See you then!

Marco Reus was the standout winner of Matchday 28's Player of the Week. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder's hat-trick against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday helped Borussia Dortmund come from behind to win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena and fire BVB back above Schalke into second place. Reus also featured in Matchday 28's Team of the Week. Find out who else made this week's best XI by clicking here.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Manuel Neuer attended Monday's press conference ahead of FC Bayern München's clash with Manchester United. Neither player is expecting an easy ride at Old Trafford tomorrow...

Not many people will dispute that you can't watch enough of this goal from Wolfsburg’s to beat Frankfurt on Saturday. "The last time I had a shot from that far out, the coach told me to stay back and not shoot anymore," said the defender at the final whistle. "I'm excited to hear what he thought of the goal!"

Hamburg host Leverkusen in Matchday 29's opener this Friday, with the northerners running out of games to save their Bundesliga hides following the defeat to Mönchengladbach. They currently sit 17th in the table and will likely face die Werkself without top scorer , who aggravated a muscle injury at the Borussia Park. "It looks like he won't make it," was Mirko Slomka's immediate post-match comment.

Mönchengladbach fans had two reasons to smile on Sunday. Not only did their team come from behind to beat Hamburg, they were also told that the club have signed Andre Hahn from FC Augsburg on a four-year contract, with the 23-year-old arriving on a free transfer in the summer. "We want to challenge near the top of the table and we feel Andre will help us achieve those ambitions," commented sporting director Max Eberl. Hahn has ten goals and six assists for Augsburg this season.

Watch the top five goals and pick your favourite on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel:

Meanwhile, Stuttgarter Zeitung referred to "new-found courage but familiar mistakes" when assessing VfB's performance in their 3-2 loss against Dortmund. The Swabians have now lost 28 points from winning positions this season, and with a to say the least, fears are grown that the proud southwest club's current 40-year tenure in the top flight could be coming to an end. The paper did, however, add that the team "showed it has the guts required for the remaining games".

Reflecting on the weekend's action, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung opined that Hoffenheim's result at the Allianz Arena will give Manchester United hope in the Champions League on Tuesday. "Hoffenheim's energetic pressing caused Bayern real problems, and suddenly Bayern don't look unbeatable anymore." There is hope for the Red Devils, it would seem.

Bayern may well reflect on a disappointing result after being held by Hoffenheim, but surely the bigger blow was losing midfielder Thiago to injury. The 22-year-old damaged knee ligaments in a clash with Kevin Volland and could miss the rest of the season. The club cannot dwell on the bad news, however, as they must now prepare for a trip to Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.

Augsburg were dealt a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Mainz in the Coface Arena, but considering the Bavarians' position in the table, the fans shouldn't be too disappointed by the result. They might also spare a thought for their goalkeeper Marwin Hitz, who ended up as the scorer of one of the most unfortunate, and comical, own goals you're likely to see. Watch it below, courtesy of the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel:

There was no questioning where the biggest surprise came during the latest round of games. Bayern had won their last 19 league matches before hosting Hoffenheim, but were possibly suffering from a title hangover and shipped three goals for the first time this season, dropping points for only the third. Meanwhile, it's fair to say that Nürnberg's Emanuel Pogatetz won't forget the weekend's events in a hurry. To find out why, head here for Matchday 28's top stories.

Good morning one and all. Another weekend has passed, and we're that much closer to discovering which teams will be in Europe next season, which will be in Bundesliga 2 and which will end up in top-flight mid-table obscurity come May. Here's the story of Matchday 28 in numbers, including a worrying record for Hamburg coach Mirko Slomka and a day to remember for Dortmund's Marco Reus.

Monday 31 March

That's it for another weekend of competitive, dramatic and exhilarating top-flight action, but do join us tomorrow for the Matchday 28 fall-out, as well as build-up to the coming week's UEFA Champions League action. Bis morgen!

For a while, it looked as if Hamburger SV might just sneak a priceless victory at Borussia Mönchengladbach, but after conceding three second-half goals, HSV have slipped to 17th in the table - two points off safety. Click here to read Rafael van der Vaart's post-match comments. Werder Bremen, meanwhile, are now eight points clear of the drop zone after Sebastian Prödl's late winner gave them a 2-1 win at Hannover 96. Don't forget to vote on your Player of the Week on our Fanzone page!

Back we return to the Bundesliga action today, with just under half an hour to go until the first of two Sunday encounters, as Mönchengladbach host Hamburg at the Borussia Park, before a northern derby between Hannover and Bremen at 16.30 GMT / 17.30 CET later this evening. Follow all the action via the official bundesliga.comTwitter feed.

Some more reaction from Saturday's game in Stuttgart now, where Mats Hummels believes that Dortmund's 3-2 win, which came after they fell two goals behind, shows that team spirit is good ahead of Real Madrid in the Champions League next week. "We had the right attitude here. Real have world class players but they are beatable if you know their weaknesses," said the 25-year-old in an interview with

It's been another dramatic weekend so far in the German top flight, bringing the usual range of emotions, from euphoric joy to heart-breaking disappointment. Flick through our matchday gallery for the stories of Matchday 28 in images.

Hannover 96 midfielder will have bittersweet memories of meeting Werder Bremen. The Hungarian scored a sumptuous sideways scissor-kick to help the 96ers to a 3-2 win against the Green-Whites on Matchday 3 last season, only to be sent off almost immediately afterwards. Check out the bizarre episode on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel:

Saturday's Bundesliga action served up a veritable feast, with three teams coming from behind to win, and Bayern - believe or not - being held to a draw. There were some must-see goals too, so make sure to check back with us later for all the video highlights. In the meantime, there are a couple of cracking matches in store this afternoon, with Gladbach taking on relegation-threatened Hamburg and local rivals Hannover and Bremen jousting for supremacy.

Saturday 29 March

Saturday's evening game saw relegation-threatened Freiburg host Nürnberg and it was truly a brilliant advert for the Bundesliga, with the home side edging a breathtaking encounter 3-2. The result now leaves Nürnberg in a precarious position just two points ahead of 17th place. Freiburg, on the other hand, have now taken ten points from their last four games, and after the game, match-winner Felix Klaus praised the club's "amazing fans" for helping <>die Breisgauer over the line.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen must be sick of the sight of Eintracht Braunschweig. Looking to build on their midweek win against FC Augsburg, the Werkself were up against the Lions at the BayArena on Saturday, but could only manage a 1-1 draw in a lacklustre display, meaning Eintracht, bottom of the table, have now taken four points off them. Additionally, VfL Wolfsburg also won to put the pressure on Stefan Kießling and Co in the race for the top four. Read our round-up report here.

Bayern were unable to add to their 19-game winning streak against Hoffenheim, and even though they made seven changes to their starting line-up (and are already champions), midfielder says they need to do better. "We knew Hoffenheim would be brave and aggressive against us. That didn't surprise us at all," said the 30-year-old Dutchman.

Borussia Dortmund overcame a nightmare start to win at VfB Stuttgart and was happy with the resolve that the team showed, not only in winning to reclaim second place in the league but also to prepare themselves for facing Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League next week. "The way we played after the first 25 minutes today - that's how we want to play against Real," said the 25-year-old.

FC Bayern München's 19-game winning run came to an end on Saturday as Hoffenheim held them to a 3-3 draw. To add injury to insult, it also looks like Thiago will be out for several weeks after damaging ligaments in his left knee. The Reds face Manchester United FC in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League next Tuesday.

Less than an hour to go until the 14.30 GMT / 15.30 CET kick-offs get underway. Bayern's bench is looking fairly strong today, incidentally, with Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Arjen Robben and Thomas Müller all among the substitutes. Seems like Markus Gisdol got his wish then! Don't forget to follow today's action via's ticker. We'll be back later on with reaction to today's matches.

Matters may have been decided at the very top of the Bundesliga standings, but at the opposite end nothing is set in stone just yet. Check out what our nifty graphics department came up with to give you a handy overview of the situation:

1. FC Nürnberg are away to SC Freiburg in today's late game in what is the next instalment of a multi-team relegation tussle. Check out what der Club's Japanese international Hiroshi Kiyotake makes of his club's present plight on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel:

Keen for a behind-the-scenes peak in a Bundesliga changing room? Then take a look at the tweet below. Eintracht Braunschweig are all set ahead of their match away to Bayer 04 Leverkusen this afternoon. Can the Lions do the double over Sami Hyypiäa's men after beating them on Matchday 11?

1899 Hoffenheim may be travelling to the Allianz Arena with the second best attack in the league, but the Sinsheim club's defensive record leaves a lot to be desired. Hoffenheim have let in 59 goals this term and have only kept one clean sheet all season - in their 3-0 victory over struggling HSV on Matchday 19. Markus Gisdol's side might have a hard time keeping the champions at bay, but one thing's for sure: They're more than capable of breaching Bayern's backline.

FC Schalke 04 and Hertha Berlin kicked off the weekend's action on Friday evening. The Royal Blues overcame Jos Luhukay's Hertha 2-0 at the Veltins-Arena, thanks to goals from Chinedu Obasi and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Schalke youngster is determined to finish the season strongly: "Bayern are on another Level, but everyone at Schalke wants to finish above Dortmund," the 18-year-old told the assembled media after the match in Gelsenkirchen.

The first game of Matchday 28 has now been and gone and it's yet another positive result for the in-form side - who aren't champions - Schalke. Goals from Chinedu Obasi and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar see them ease past a disappointing Hertha Berlin in Gelsenkirchen and move up to second in the table, above rivals BVB, overnight. Click here for the match report.

Here's Borussia Dortmund arriving safely in Stuttgart ahead of tomorrow's match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Elsewhere, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be looking to make sure a run of nine games without a win before Wednesday's success at FC Augsburg is well and truly out of their system. They entertain bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig, while VfL Wolfsburg host Eintracht Frankfurt and the aforementioned Augsburg travel to 1. FSV Mainz 05. Read our round-up preview here.

Pep Guardiola has already revealed Tom Starke will start for FC Bayern München against Hoffenheim in place of first-choice keeper Manuel Neuer, but which other players might be joining Neuer on the Bayern bench this weekend? Click here for our exclusive preview of Saturday's clash at the Allianz Arena.

There are also three matches in Germany's second tier on Friday evening. SpVgg Greuther Fürth, who currently trail leaders 1. FC Köln by four points, travel to fifth-placed FC St. Pauli in the pick of tonight's games. Elsewhere, FC Ingolstadt 04 travel to Fortuna Düsseldorf, and Dynamo Dresden play host to SV Sandhausen. All three Bundesliga 2 matches kick off at 18:30 GMT (17:30 CET). You can follow all this evening's action, including Schalke's clash with Hertha, via's ticker.

1. FC Nürnberg coach Gertjan Verbeek was singing the praises of star striker Josip Drmic at his press conference ahead of FCN's trip to SC Freiburg. Drmic grabbed his 14th and 15th goals of the season in the 2-0 win over Stuttgart in midweek, and Verbeek has backed the 21-year-old to continue his scoring run this weekend. "It's important that our players trust each other and they have great confidence in Drmic at the moment," said the Dutchman. "He's become an important player for us."

With the Bundesliga title now well and truly in the bag, FC Bayern coach Pep Guardiola indicated that he is likely to reshuffle his side ahead of 1899 Hoffenheim's visit on Saturday. The Spaniard confirmed that will be between the sticks to face his former club at the Allianz Arena. "He always trains well and is a great guy, he deserves it," said Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.

In addition to having an ever-growing following on Twitter and a rip-roaring official YouTube channel, you can now enjoy the best snapshots on offer on the Bundesliga's brand-new Instagram account. Get involved!

Shinji Okazaki's eleven league goals for Mainz have fired Thomas Tuchel's side up the table this season, while South Korean duo Joo-Ho Park and winter signing Ja-Cheol Koo have also contributed with some impressive performances. Coach Tuchel has admitted he simply can't do without the trio: "Our efforts to start without any Asians in our team came to no avail in Braunschweig. We should start with all three against Augsburg!" Okazaki, Park and Koo all missed Mainz's 3-1 defeat to basement dwellers Eintracht Braunschweig on Tuesday.

Borussia Mönchengladbach forward Raffael turns 29 today!

Ralf Fährmann won'sPlayer of the Week after an outstanding display in Tuesday's Revierderby against Borussia Dortmund. Schalke's 25-year-old stopper was also voted into our latest Team of the Week by our Twitter followers. You can find out who else made Matchday 27's best eleven by clicking here. Don't forget to get involved on our Fanzone page, where you can currently vote on the first goalscorer in tonight's clash between Schalke and Hertha.

Eight months ago, 1. FSV Mainz 05 vs. FC Augsburg may have sounded more like another relegation clash, rather than a battle for a place in Europe. Both sides have exceeded all expectations this term and currently occupy the two places just outside the European spots, with Mainz a point off sixth-place Borussia Mönchengladbach and Markus Weinzierl's Augsburg three points off the Foals in eighth. Victory for either team would give their hopes of European football a timely boost.

Stuttgart's fellow strugglers also face unenviable challenges this weekend: Eintracht Braunschweig play a Leverkusen side revitalised following their 3-1 victory at FC Augsburg. Eintracht Frankfurt visit European hopefuls VfL Wolfsburg, while Mirko Slomka's Hamburger SV travel to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday. Matchday 28's final fixture sees Hannover 96 host SV Werder Bremen in yet another relegation six-pointer. Both Hannover and Bremen are five points of the drop zone as things stand, but that could change by the end of this weekend.

The Relegation battle continues apace, with SC Freiburg hosting 1. FC Nürnberg in Saturday's potentially decisive clash. Huub Stevens' bid to get VfB Stuttgart out of trouble doesn't get any easier either, with Borussia Dortmund visiting the Mercedes-Benz Arena this weekend. The Swabians are currently second-bottom in the table, having lost to Gertjan Verbeek's Nürnberg in midweek, but Stevens remains confident of avoiding the drop with his new side. You can read our exclusive preview of Stuttgart's encounter with BVB right here.

If this doesn't whet your appetite ahead of this weekend's action, nothing will! Pep Guardiola's champions welcome this season's entertainers 1899 Hoffenheim to the Allianz Arena on Saturday. The Sinsheim-based outfit boast the second best attack in the division (60), but also have the worst defence (59). Markus Gisdol's team travel to Munich in good form, having beaten both Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Hannover 96 in the last seven days. Prepare yourselves for a classic!

As you will have gathered by now, FC Bayern München sealed their 23rd Bundesliga crown on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Hertha. Remind yourself of how the title was won, courtesy of this video exclusive to the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel:

Good day to one and all, and welcome to your one-stop shop for all things Bundesliga. We'll be here throughout the weekend with all the patter on the upcoming matches as well as the post-match gossip from around the grounds right the way through to the start of the new week. Matchday 28 gets under way with an odds-on corker between third-placed FC Schalke 04 and out-of-sorts Hertha Berlin, the preview for which you can get your hands on right here.