Munich - Another weekend has come and gone in the 51st edtion of the Bundesliga and as we enter the home straight, the Bundesliga table paints a slighty clearer picture, although much, as ever, is still to be decided.
bundesliga.com rounds up the action from Matchday 30 in terms of what the men on the touchline made of it all...
FC Bayern München 0-3 Borussia DortmundPep Guardiola (Bayern): Congratulations to Borussia Dortmund. We didn’t get into our rhythm in the first half and in the second period we faded a bit. It’s a problem we’ve been having since we won the league. Up until now we’ve defended very well as a team but we didn’t do that today.
Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): We closed them down very well today, we were bold and very determined. We could have done one or two things better when we were in possession but if you beat Bayern 3-0 then you can’t really complain. We were fully focused for the whole game and the result is the reward for the courage we showed because you’re in constant danger when you play against Bayern.
FC Schalke 04 2-0 Eintracht FrankfurtJens Keller (Schalke): I wasn’t happy at all with the first half, we made a lot of mistakes and that’s what I told the team in the dressing room at half time. But they deserve credit for playing a lot better after that.
Armin Veh (Frankfurt): The first half was good and we had a great chance to go 1-0 up but after that we just couldn’t cope with the pressure. We didn’t win the second balls and our lack of a threat helped Schalke grow in confidence.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1 VfB StuttgartLucien Favre (Gladbach): We didn’t play well and there wasn’t enough movement today. If Stuttgart had gone 2-0 up it would have been all over but we always believed we’d be able to score.
Huub Stevens (Stuttgart): It’s disappointing to concede a goal in the last minute but things like that can always happen. What annoys me the most is that we didn’t kill the game off.
1. FSV Mainz 05 3-0 SV Werder BremenThomas Tuchel (Mainz): We played with courage, enthusiasm and passion today and concentrated all our efforts on winning the ball back when we didn’t have it. It was a wonderful performance in every department so I’m over the moon. We didn’t let up at all over the 90 minutes and we deserved to win.
Robin Dutt (Bremen): We didn’t get into the game at all today. Mainz played like we have done in our recent games and they set the tone for the match with their determination going into challenges early on. In the first half we were always a yard off the pace and we didn’t play well.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1 Hertha BerlinSascha Lewandowski (Leverkusen): We’re delighted, especially as it’s been a long time since we won at home. I know the team and what the situation is so I can get back into the groove pretty quickly. There’s no doubt that we’ve still got plenty of work to do and there’s still a lot of uncertainty. As soon as you concede a goal then 1,000 different thoughts start running through your mind.
Jos Luhukay (Hertha): We weren’t willing to put in the legwork, everyone just left it to someone else and that’s why we were soon 2-0 down. After that we were more aggressive in the tackles and approached the game as we should have done from the start. We showed we could cause them problems and if we’d earned a point it wouldn’t have been undeserved. Leverkusen were struggling.
1899 Hoffenheim 2-0 FC AugsburgMarkus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): It was almost as if we weren’t there for the first five minutes and Augsburg had two great chances to take the lead. After that we were very good for the rest of the half and deserved to go in front. In the second half we wasted too many chances and I wasn’t happy about that.
Marks Weinzierl (Augsburg): Games are decided in front of goal and we weren’t as good as our opponent in that respect. On top of that we were too sloppy at the back. We had more chances than we’ve ever had in an away game but we missed them all.
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