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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As always bundesliga.com was on hand to bring you all the breaking build-up, news and reaction to the action around the grounds in the Bundesliga... 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.
- SC Freiburg beat Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 to move clear of the relegation places.
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen moved back up to fourth in the table thanks to a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin in Sascha Lewandowski's first game in charge of the Werkself
- 1899 Hoffenheim secured a win in their 200th Bundesliga game after beating FC Augsburg 2-0, Sejad Salihovic becoming their all-time leading scorer in the process.
Monday 14 April
That's all, folks! Make sure you join us later this week as we look ahead to Matchday 31 of Germany's top flight. As always, we'll keep you bang up-to-date with all the latest news and reaction as and when it comes in.
Don't forget to follow Tuesday and Wednesday's DFB Cup semi-finals on our LIVE ticker. The Bundesliga returns on Thursday this week, as Eintracht Frankfurt host Hannover 96. Mark it in your diary.
Ciao for now!
Sunday 13 April
Saturday 12 April
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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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.
Getting stuck in traffic isn't exactly the ideal preparation for a do-or-die encounter with a relegation rival, but that appears to be what has happened to
(tweet below) ahead of their crunch match with
. "Braunschweig's bus hasn't arrived yet. They're stuck in the Freiburg city traffic."
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?
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.
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.
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