Munich - Following a dramatic penultimate weekend of the 2013/14 season, there is still plenty to be decided in the Bundesliga, with the relegation battle becoming even fiercer and the race for Europe twisting and turning apace.
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As ever, bundesliga.com had all the latest news and updates from across Germany's top flight.
The main events of Matchday 33:
- FC Bayern München eased to a 4-1 win that leaves Hamburger SV on the brink.
- Borussia Dortmund came from a goal down to beat free-scoring 1899 Hoffenheim3-2 at Signal Iduna Park.
- FC Schalke 04 moved a step closer to securing automatic qualification for the UEFA Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 win away to SC Freiburg.
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen remain fourth after recording a hard-earned 2-0 win away at Eintracht Frankfurt.
- VfB Stuttgart are safe from the drop, despite going down 2-1 at home to fifth-placed VfL Wolfsburg.
- Borussia Mönchengladbach will play in Europe next season after beating UEFA Europa League hopefuls 1. FSV Mainz 053-1.
- 1. FC Nürnberg must win on the final day to have any chance of pinching the relegation play-off spot after losing 2-0 to Hannover 96.
That concludes our coverage of this weekend's Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 live coverage. We will be back on Friday to set the stage and deliver the show before bringing the curtain down on the 2013/14 season. Join us then!
Bayern's Xherdan Shaqiri hopes to feature again this season to earn a place on the Switzerland squad for the World Cup. In the meantime, he has started counting down to this summer's tournament, asking via Twitter: 'There are 37 days to go - are you ready for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?'
Schalke's Julian Draxler and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar weren't the only ones to make it a century of Bundesliga appearances for their club last weekend, with skipper
reaching that landmark with
after featuring in the Hessians' 2-0 loss to Leverkusen:
managed to complete a full training session for the first time since returning from his 17-month spell on the sidelines today. FC Bayern have just tweeted the following:
striker Sergej Barbarez has tweeted a picture of Bosnia and Herzegovina's preliminary World Cup squad, featuring no fewer than seven Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 representatives...
If you missed anything this weekend, there are several ways to catch up with all the action and reaction: First, you can read our bite-sized piece on the biggest stories of Matchday 33, or why not catch our video round-up highlights. Alternatively, our gallery of photos has all the drama captured in 39 stills. There are also individual highlights of every single game this weekend, which can be found right here.
are getting themselves into gear for their final Bundesliga game of the 2013/14 season at home to
With the DFB Cup final less than two weeks away, and the Bundesliga’s current top sides
going head-to-head at Berlin’s Olympiastadion, ticket demand for the clash has been immense. So far, a total of 500,000 requests have been received by the German Football Association, greatly exceeding supply, and BVB have just tweeted that all 14,000 tickets for a public viewing in the capital’s Sommergarten initiated by the
were sold out in less than two hours:
Five-time Bundesliga champions
look back at one of the biggest triumphs in the club's history, a 2-1 win against Liverpool FC in the 1966 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final:
Sunday 4 May
That brings an end to our live coverage of Matchday 33 for today. Join us again on Monday for the reactions across the country to the latest events, before attentions turn to the build-up to the final day of the season in the top flight and Bundesliga 2 - Judgement day!
Many clubs paraded their new kits for next season on Matchday 33, but FC Bayern fans will have to wait just a few more days to discover what their heroes will be wearing next term...
1. FC Köln
's fans bid farewell to departing former Canada defender Kevin McKenna prior to the Rhinelanders' home game against FC St. Pauli:
Yet another record broken by the Bundesliga's all-time record foreign goalscorer Claudio Pizarro:
Farewell: Cacau (r.; joined
in 2003, destination unknown), Arthur Boka (bottom l.; 2006, destination unknown) and Ibrahima Traore (2011, Mönchengladbach-tied) were all involved in their final home game for VfB on Saturday afternoon...
FC Bayern München
bounced back in style from their midweek Champions League defeat, cruising to a comfortable 4-1 victory away to Hamburger SV and leaving head coach Pep Guardiola satisfied:
"110 years FC Schalke 04," highlights this tweet, with the one below saying: "Schalke was born 110 years ago."
Hello and welcome
to another exciting day full of reaction to the penultimate round of the 2013/14 campaign in the German top flight, as well as the latest action from Bundesliga 2, where all 18 sides will be involved from 13:30 GMT/15:30 CET. To start with, we'd like to congratulate
FC Schalke 04
, one of the Bundesliga's biggest sides, on their 110th anniversary today.
Saturday 3 May
Here's a look at the Bundesliga standings in the wake of the penultimate round of action...
This afternoon marks
's final game at Signal Iduna Park as a Borussia Dortmund player, before the Pole moves to FC Bayern in the summer. The 25-year-old has scored 101 goals over the course of a four-year spell at the club, with BVB head coach Jürgen Klopp duly asking the fans to show their appreciation
each look set to make it a century of appearances in the famous royal blue colours of FC Schalke 04 against SC Freiburg later today. Get the pre-match skinny on that one
Friday 2 May
So all the match previews are ready, and the anticipation is rising ahead of the penultimate round of matches in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season. We will be back on Saturday morning to get you in the mood for all nine games, which kick off together at 13:30 GMT/15:30 CEST.
Here's a reminder of where you can see the action live in your country.
Bayern, the 2014 Bundesliga champions, have a lot to be proud of as the disappointment of their midweek UEFA Champions League elimination is attenuated by the positives from the past 12 months...
FC Bayern München
, with emphatic support shown for Karl Hopfner: