Robert Lewandowski was on target as FC Bayern München beat FC Augsburg 4-0 at the SGL Arena on Saturday
Robert Lewandowski was on target as FC Bayern München beat FC Augsburg 4-0 at the SGL Arena on Saturday

Matchday 15 Bulletins

Cologne - FC Bayern München secured their place at the Bundesliga summit over the winter break with a comprehensive victory over high-flying FC Augsburg in the Bavarian derby, while Borussia Dortmund suffered their ninth league defeat of the season at Hertha Berlin.

Sunday 14 December

BVB's Ruhr rivals FC Schalke 04 were also beaten on Saturday afternoon, slumping to a 2-1 home defeat to 1. FC Köln, who put a halt to their run of three straight league defeats.

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Matchday 15 results:

Sunday 14 December:
VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 SC Paderborn 07
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Saturday 13 December:
FC Schalke 04 1-2 1. FC Köln
FC Augsburg 0-4 FC Bayern München
SV Werder Bremen 3-3 Hannover 96
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Borussia Dortmund
SC Freiburg 0-0 Hamburger SV
1. FSV Mainz 05 1-1 VfB Stuttgart

Friday 12 December:
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

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Reina recovering


Mkhitaryan vows to bounce back


Spot the difference

Sunday 14 December

1. FSV Mainz 05 - VfB Stuttgart


FC Augsburg - FC Bayern München

Hertha Berlin - Borussia Dortmund

FC Schalke 04 - 1. FC Köln

SC Freiburg - Hamburger SV

SV Werder Bremen - Hannover 96

Get well soon
It has now been confirmed that Niklas Süle has ruptured cruciate ligaments and is set to miss the rest of the 2014/15 season. Team-mate Kevin Volland sends his best wishes for a speedy recovery. "Get well soon my friend!"

Werde schnell wieder gesund mein Freund! #SüleDuMaschine

Ein von Kevin Volland (@vollandkevin) gepostetes Foto am Dez 12, 2014 at 5:20 PST

Defenders' solidarity

FC Bayern's Jerome Boateng also offered his sympathies to his fellow centre back...

Counting down

Just over an hour to go now until the Bundesliga kicks back into business, and FC Augsburg's green baize is ready to welcome league leaders Bayern...

It's ready!

Friday 12 December


Eintracht's goal machine
Alex Meier is having an outstanding season with Eintracht Frankfurt. The attacker just keeps on finding the back of the net, but he isn't concerned about finishing the campaign as the Bundesliga's top scorer, as he told the official Bundesliga YouTube channel:

Meanwhile, BVB have arrived in the capital...


Game faces on

It's a big week for Bremen after their 5-2 loss at Frankfurt last time out. The Northerners are in the bottom two as they prepare to host Lower Saxon outfit Hannover - do they look confident?

It's like Mario says...

Advent goodness
It's day 12 of Advent and if you haven't gobbled up the chocolate behind today's door on your calendar, do so now, preferably while watching the best of Tim Wiese (before he became a professional wrestler) on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel:

Christmas cheer in Mainz

Ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Stuttgart, Mainz's players met supporters at a fan event yesterday. There's nothing quite like Christmas markets in Germany...

One day more!

Winter in Bavaria

Bayern are up against Augsburg in a Bavarian derby this weekend - at Säbenerstraße this morning it's the calm before the storm:

Wolfsburg on fire
Second in the league table and fresh off the back of an outstanding away win in Lille in the Europa League, the Kevin De Bruyne and Co. are on their way home to prepare for Sunday's game against Paderborn:

Going home after the qualification! Thanks to my first team drongen to come and watch me. 300 people is amazing. @josuhaguilavogui @malanda28

Et billede slået op af Kevin De Bruyne (@kalle14) den Dec 12, 2014 at 3:51 PST

Good morning Eagles, it's Matchday!

Friday 12 December