Munich - With the 2013/14 Bundesliga season about to enter its final stage and plenty still to play for, Matchday 32 produced yet another festival of nail-biting football.

As ever, brought to you all the latest news and reaction to events from across Germany's top flight.

The main events of Matchday 32:

  • Borussia Mönchengladbach remain in contention for a top-four finish after Patrick Herrmann's first-half strike gave the Foals a 1-0 win at FC Schalke 04 in the final game of Matchday 32.

    • FC Augsburg registered a 3-1 victory against relegation strugglers Hamburger SV on Sunday to keep their hopes of qualifying for Europe alive.

      • Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Saturday's late match at the BayArena.

        • Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München were twice forced to come from behind as they collected an emphatic 5-2 win at home to SV Werder Bremen, garnering some much-needed confidence ahead of their UEFA Champions League second leg against Real Madrid CF in the process.

          • VfL Wolfsburg passed up the opportunity to move above Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the standings after SC Freiburg struck late to snatch a point in the 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon.

            • 1. FSV Mainz 05 maintained their push for European qualifcation courtesy of a convincing 2-0 victory against 1. FC Nürnberg in Roger Prinzen's first game in charge.

              • collected their first home win in 2014 on Saturday afternoon, further compounding 's misery with a

                FC Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola preferred to look at the positives after his side's low-key first-half performance in Saturday's victory against Bremen, while Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp was happy to see his men "enjoy their football" against Leverkusen.

                Find out what else the coaches had to say after their respective sides' Matchday 32 outings in our
                coach quotes.

                It clearly wasn’t the result they were hoping for, but remains convinced that despite the 1-0 defeat at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04 are still going to finish in third place this season and secure Champions League football. The Dutchman gave a frank assessment of the Royal Blues' and his own current situation in this interview.

                An "anti-foul record" (Bild) helped Borussia Mönchengladbach throw their hat back into the ring for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season. The Foals committed just one foul - and that in the 90th minute - in their 1-0 win at FC Schalke 04. "Gladbach never really came under any pressure," elaborates the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

                The plight of Hamburger SV leads the agenda in the morning newspapers as the northern Germany club's first ever relegation begins to look ominous. After Matchday 32, a three-club dogfight to avoid automatic relegation is set to ensue, and this is new territory for the Red Shorts, with 1. FC Nürnberg and Eintracht Braunschweig also in the frame. "Hamburg's defeat in Augsburg shows that they aren't good enough for the Bundesliga," suggests Welt

                Augsburg's 3-1 win against Hamburg was not only met with a chorus of cheers at the SGL Arena: four other Bundesliga teams were celebrating come the final whistle. Eintracht Frankfurt, SC Freiburg, Hannover 96 and SV Werder Bremen are all now mathematically safe and can not be relegated this term.

                FC Augsburg may only have an outside chance of qualifying for the Europa League this season but that did not stop them putting in an aggressive display at home to Hamburger SV, ruthlessly dispatching the relegation-threatened side with a 3-1 victory.

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       read's exclusive preview of Hamburger SV’s must-win encounter with this season’s surprise package FC Augsburg. The hosts may have won just one of their last seven games – a 1-0 victory over Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München – but they will be nonetheless confident of returning to winning ways against a HSV side that haven’t won any of their last seven games on foreign soil.

                Goalkeepers and Germany seem to be a match made in heaven at the moment, but in amongst a handful of promising potential No1s, Bernd Leno has arguably been the most consistent of a talented bunch. This season alone the 22-year-old has saved five of the eight Bundesliga penalties he's faced, collecting six clean sheets in the process and was duly voted as Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Player of the Season by the Werkself's fans (see Tweet below).

                With Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez both having struggled with injuries during the current campaign, there were whispers that Germany head coach Joachim Löw may look to Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Stefan Kießling in the summer. However, last season's top goalscorer has suffered a setback in his bid for a place on the plane after tearing muscle fibres in his left thigh during the 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund.

                2-1 down at half time to a team fighting for nothing but pride, there are few teams who could call upon a player boasting the quality of Germany international Philipp Lahm. The FC Bayern captain lamented his side's first-half mistakes, but felt it was crucial to have walked away with a "positive" result in their emphatic 5-2 win over SV Werder Bremen ahead of their midweek meeting with Real Madrid CF. Click here to read the full interview with FCB's game changer.

                Paderborn on course for promotion?: Before all that though, Sunday could prove to be a decisive day in Bundesliga 2 with SC Paderborn able to move up into the automatic promotion places if they beat SV Sandhausen. At the other end of the table, Dynamo Dresden need three points against high-flying Karlsruher SC to keep their survival hopes alive, while FC St. Pauli meet VfR Aalen. Don't forget you can follow all the action as it happens on the bundesliga.comLIVE ticker from 11:30 GMT/13:30 CET.

                Guten Morgen Bundesliga fans! Saturday served up an average of three goals a game, fingers crossed Sunday will do the same with pivotal points on offer at the top and bottom of the table. FC Augsburg host Hamburger SV with the Bundesliga Dinos facing a must-win situation in today's early kick-off before FC Schalke 04 welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach to the Veltins Arena in the hopes of stretching their ten-game unbeaten run on home soil.

                Saturday 26 April

                That's all for today folks! Don't forget to check out what Claudio Pizarro and Thomas Müller had to say following the Bavarians' 5-2 victory over Bremen. We'll bring you more reaction to Wolfsburg's draw with FC Freiburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen's draw with Borussia Dortmund later on.

                Join us on Sunday for more reaction and build-up to Matchday 32's final two Bundesliga encounters (FC Augsburg vs. Hamburger SV and FC Schalke 04 vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach). Ciao for now!

                To stay bang up-to-date with all the action there are two options. Either follow the minute-by-minute coverage on our LIVE Twitter account, @BL_Live_EN, or alternatively on's LIVE ticker! The choice is up to you, but make sure to tweet in your opinions to @Bundesliga_EN as well!

                DON'T FORGET to tweet in your pre-match predictions to the @Bundesliga_EN Twitter account! The consensus in the office is that Borussia Dortmund will avenge their defeat from earlier this season against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Do you agree?

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       read's exclusive preview of the Saturday showdown between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund. You have to go back to May 19, 2007 for the Werkself's last home win against BVB, who have won their last five competitive fixtures, collecting their 20th league win of the season - one more than the whole of last season - in the process. Could this be a day of upsets?

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                Kick-off is fast approaching so we’ll be back with more updates later on this afternoon. In the meantime you can follow a blow-by-blow account of all the action on our live ticker and by following @BL_Live_EN on Twitter. You can join in the conversation on today’s games with @Bundesliga_EN.

                Not long to go until kick-off now…why not while away the time with a look on the Bundesliga’s official YouTube channel? There's a wealth of plenty of fascinating videos on there, including our visit to Schalke youngsters and :

                VfB Stuttgart attacker looks likely to miss the rest of the Bundesliga season after injuring his shoulder in Friday's goalless draw away to Hannover 96. the Austrian international was substituted off in the 76th minute after apparently dislocating his shoulder and was subsequently taken to hospital.

                This afternoon’s match between FC Bayern and Werder Bremen will begin with a minute’s silence out of respect for former FC Barcelona head coach Tito Vilanova, who passed away yesterday. The 45-year-old was also Pep Guardiola's assistant at the Spanish club during their silverware-hoarding era a few years ago. “[Vilanova] was at FC Bayern with his team last season and we got to know him as both a wonderful person and coach,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a club statement. “Pep Guardiola and his backroom staff had more than just a professional relationship with Tito Vilanova. Our condolences go out to his family and FC Barcelona.”

                Werder Bremen are not yet mathematically sure of their place in the Bundesliga next season and their visit to Bayern München this afternoon does not bode well. Respective coaches Robin Dutt and Pep Guardiola have faced each other three times as coach, with the latter winning on each occasion. Furthermore, he’s done so with a goal difference of 17 for and just two against! With that in mind, will Bremen park the bus at the Allianz Arena come kick-off?

                Welcome back, folks. Thrills and spills are guaranteed later today, with another round of Bundesliga snakes and ladders just around the corner. Bottom three incumbents Braunschweig, Nürnberg and Hamburg all harbour hopes of springing the trapdoor with three rounds of fixtures still to play, while the race for European football continues to deliver twists and turns by the weekend. Even eighth-placed Augsburg are not out of the running for direct UEFA Europa League qualification yet...

                Friday 25 April

                That brings to an end of today's LIVE coverage. Please join us again on Saturday for all the latest from the 32nd week of 2013/14 Bundesliga action.

                Find out what the VfB Stuttgart midfielder and some of the other key players had to say after Hannover and the Swabians played out a goalless, but possibly vital draw at the HDI Arena in the Matchday 32 opener in our post-match quotes.

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                Following Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat to Real Madrid FC at the Santiago Bernabeu, FC Bayern München are looking to get back to winning ways against SV Werder Bremen on Saturday. Franck Ribery (r.) and Co cruised to a 7-0 victory the last time the two teams met, but Robin Dutt has urged his players to go into the Matchday 32 clash at the Allianz Arena "without fear". Click here for our exclusive preview of tomorrow's match.

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                Promotion-hopefuls Greuther Fürth entertain 1860 Munich, while VfL Bochum play hosts to Arminia Bielefeld and Bundesliga 2 champions 1. FC Köln pay FC Ingolstadt a visit, all kicking off at 16:30 GMT/18:30 CET.

                has triggered a clause in his contract at SV Werder Bremen which has seen the right-back earn a one-year extension, the Green-Whites have confirmed. “I’m really happy to be able to spend another year with Werder, and I’m already looking forward to the coming season,” said the 33-year-old skipper, with head coach Robin Dutt equally satisfied after receiving the news: “He’s one of our leaders and highly regarded at the club.”

                Eintracht Braunschweig forward could return for the Lions when they face Hertha Berlin on Saturday (13:30GMT/15:30CEST). "Domi feels more and more comfortable every day, but we won’t take any risks" said coach Torsten Lieberknecht after training on Friday. The German-Congolese frontman has been out since the Matchday 30 encounter against SC Freiburg, but could still prove vital with only three games left this term. He has hit nine goals so far, seven of which have come since the winter break.

                FC Schalke 04 forward was unable to take part in the club's training session on Friday due to a cold, while Max Meyer also sat it out with a knock. Coach Jens Keller will decide whether or not to field the duo in Sunday's game against Borussia Mönchengladbach later this weekend. However, was back in action following a foot injury and captain Benedikt Höwedes was also put through his paces after overcoming a muscle strain.

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                Not only are Hamburger SV struggling at the wrong end of the table, they also have some serious personnel concerns. (calf) and striker (thigh) are certain to miss out this weekend, while is gingerly making his comeback after several weeks on the sidelines with an ankle complaint. Meanwhile, fellow defender should be in the squad that travels to Augsburg despite needing six stitches in a nasty gash on his chin yesterday.

                After recovering from a thigh injury, Hertha Berlin striker is set to be included in the squad to face Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday. "We'll have to wait and see if he's ready to start," coach Jos Luhukay said of the 28-year-old forward in BILD newspaper. The Colombian has scored 16 goals for the capital city club this term and will be hoping to get back on the scoresheet this weekend.

                One of the biggest fixtures on the calendar this weekend is Borussia Dortmund's trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. While the former are already guaranteed a place in the Champions League next season, the fourth-placed hosts have Wolfsburg hot on their heels for the final spot at Europe's top table.

                Check out how the match finished in this virtual showdown, courtesy of EA Sports FIFA 14:

                1899 Hoffenheim captain Andreas Beck has provided a timely boost for the club by signing a contract extension with the free-scoring Sinsheim side until 2017. The Russian-born defender has been at Hoffenheim since 2008 and has made 180 Bundesliga appearances, scoring three times.

                The battle for survival is closer than it has ever been in the Bundesliga and two of this season's strugglers, Hannover 96 and VfB Stuttgart can take a huge step towards safety when they kick off Matchday 31 on Friday evening. Lying in 14th and 15th respectively, neither can afford to drop any points. Check out our match preview here.