Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm has made another step forward in is quest to return to match fitness today, kicking a ball for the first time in training since breaking his ankle last year
Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm has made another step forward in is quest to return to match fitness today, kicking a ball for the first time in training since breaking his ankle last year

Matchday 22 - Bulletins

Cologne - FC Bayern München hit six past SC Paderborn 07 to cement their place at the Bundesliga summit, while Bas Dost continued his fantastic goalscoring form to help second-placed VfL Wolfsburg to a hard-fought 2-1 victory at home to Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

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Scroll down to relive all the build-up and reaction from an exciting Matchday 22 in the Bundesliga.


Friday 20 February
VfB Stuttgart 2-3 Borussia Dortmund

Saturday 21 February
1. FC Köln 1-1 Hannover 96
SC Paderborn 07 0-6 FC Bayern München
FC Augsburg 2-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1. FSV Mainz 05 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
FC Schalke 04 1-1 SV Werder Bremen
SC Freiburg 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Sunday 22 February
Hamburger SV 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach
VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 Hertha Berlin

Monday 23 February

Thanks and bis bald!

We'll be back with a fresh round of matchday bulletins on Friday as we build up to what promises to be yet another breathtaking set of fixtures in the Bundesliga, with Borussia Dortmund hosting arch rivals Schalke 04 in the Revierderby on Saturday and in-form duo Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg going toe-to-toe at the Weser-Stadion a day later.

Before, though, will of course be keeping you up to date with everything that's moving and shaking in the German top flight right here.

Buffon full of praise for Dortmund

Former World Goalkeeper of the Year and current Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon admitted he's rather impressed with Borussia Dortmund at the pre-match press conference ahead of the sides' clash in Turin tomorrow:

Stuttgart up and running

Bottom-of-the-table Stuttgart, meanwhile, have started preparing for their Saturday clash at Hannover 96 where Huub Stevens' men will be hoping to bounce back from Friday's home defeat against Dortmund.

Bayern in training

Check out these snaps from the Bundesliga pacesetters' practice session at Säbener Straße today, with returnee Thiago Alcantara clearly enjoying being back with the FC Bayern bunch:

Borussia Mönchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl with 'new' signing Thorgan Hazard...

Ciro Immobile returns to Italy on Tuesday evening for Dortmund's Champions League clash with Juventus...

Borussia Dortmund face Juventus in their UEFA Champions League last 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday evening...

Indeed it is Nicklas, indeed it is!

Amazing streak we are on atm. The fans has been outstanding. Let's keep going @vfl.wolfsburg

Ein von Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtner3) gepostetes Foto am 23. Feb 2015 um 4:08 Uhr

Yet another award for David Alaba, who's been named Footballer of the Year by readers of Austrian newspaper

Kronen Zeitung


"This is what you get for rescuing a draw at the Schalke..." Werder Bremen players took lactate tests at their training ground earlier this morning.

Having been given the day off by Pep Guardiola on Sunday, FC Bayern have returned to training following their 6-0 victory over SC Paderborn on Saturday afternoon...

BREAKING NEWS: Bundesliga 2 outfit Greuther Fürth have parted company with head coach Frank Kramer. We'll bring you more on that as soon as we can.

Twitter reaction to Sunday's games

Sunday 22 February

Three points for Wolfsburg, HSV and Gladbach share spoils
Did you enjoy the latest edition of the Dost show? We certainly did - the Dutchman scored his tenth and eleventh goals of the season in Wolfsburg's 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin, while Branimir Hrgota's last-minute equaliser salvaged a point for Borussia Mönchengladbach at Hamburger SV. Join us tomorrow for reaction from those games and the other seven Matchday 22 encounters. Bis dann!


Here are the line-ups for Wolfsburg vs. Hertha!


Here are the line-ups for the first game of the afternoon between Hamburg and Gladbach.

In case you missed it: here's Marwin Hitz's last-minute equaliser for Augsburg against Leverkusen on Saturday...

Werder Bremen are back in training after yesterday's 1-1 draw at Schalke

None of this goalscoring nonsense for Manuel Neuer...

Saturday 21 February

Thank you and bis morgen

That brings to an end our live coverage for today, but we'll be back in the morning with all the latest from the 22nd round of 2014/15 Bundesliga action!

Reaction on social media to Saturday's action:

"The draw seems a fair result, but we had the better chances to win it,"

says this tweet by Hoffenheim star Kevin Volland (r.) after his side's 1-1 draw at Baden-Württemberg rivals Freiburg:

The confirmed line-ups for Köln's encounter with Hannover:


Anyone care to guess the FC Bayern formation...?

And here's the Paderborn starting XI...

The Augsburg line-up for their clash with Leverkusen in the SGL Arena...

While die Werkself have opted for Josip Drmic up front...

FC Schalke 04 - SV Werder Bremen line-ups:

SC Freiburg - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim line-ups:

1. FSV Mainz 05 - Eintracht Frankfurt line-ups:

More of the same?

Bayer 04 Leverkusen haven't quite been at their scintillating best so far in 2015, but there's nothing wrong with their goal celebrations - as could be seen against VfL Wolfsburg last week. Check out this unusual 'rocket launcher' stunt below, courtesy of the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel. Will we see something similar in Augsburg this afternoon?

With an away following like that, Bremen will fancy their chances against Schalke 04 today...

The calm before the storm at the SGL Arena...

In a dress rehearsal ahead of the big Rhine-Main derby this afternoon, Mainz keeper Loris Karius goes head-to-head with his opposite number from Frankfurt Kevin Trapp on EA SPORTS' FIFA 15. Click on the video below to find out who came out on top...

...and it'll take a monumental effort to knock them off top spot between now and the end of the season.

Welcome back!

38 goals were scored in the Bundesliga last weekend. After BVB edged a five-goal thriller at Stuttgart in Matchday 22's opening encounter on Friday evening, could we be about to see the 40-goal mark broken this weekend? A glance at Saturday's fixtures suggest it might...

Friday 20 February

We'll leave you with some post-match reaction from the Mercedes-Benz Arena, where Dortmund have continued their recent revival with victory over bottom-of-the-table Stuttgart. Join us tomorrow, when champions FC Bayern face SC Paderborn and Schalke host in-form Werder Bremen. Don't miss out! Bye for now.

Die debut

Huub Stevens hands Stuttgart newcomer Serey Die his full Bundesliga debut following last week's substitute appearance in the 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim. Ecuador international Carlos Gruezo also starts in midfield, while Timo Werner becomes the youngest player to reach 50 appearances in Germany's top flight, aged 18 years and 351 days...

If it ain't broke...

BVB head coach Jürgen Klopp names the same starting XI that beat 1. FSV Mainz 05 for tonight's game in Stuttgart...

Rocket man Reus

VfB Stuttgart fans look away now...

Schweinsteiger getting into gear

Not necessarily known for his aerial prowess, midfield strategist Bastian Schweinsteiger has been practicing some headers today in Bayern training ahead of tomorrow's visit to Paderborn:

Dressed to kill

Here's Hertha Berlin duo John Heitinga (2nd r.) and Tolga Cigerci (r.) posing with some fans. A haircut was evidently necessary for this Sunday's trip to Wolfsburg...

Me and the boys hardcore barbers..

Ein von @johnheitinga gepostetes Foto am 20. Feb 2015 um 6:30 Uhr

Six on the trot?

Bremen are searching for a sixth league win in a town when they travel to Schalke on Saturday. From being bottom on Matchday 16, they could potentially move into a European spot this weekend. My my...

Thiago nearing a return

At his press conference ahead of tomorrow's game against Paderborn, Pep Guardiola expressed confidence that midfielder Thiago Alcantara could be back training in "two to three weeks. It depends how his knee copes,"

said the Spanish tactician


Vieirinha extends

A good week just keeps getting better for Wolfsburg as Portuguese international winger Vieirinha agrees a contract extension until summer 2018. More on that



Happy Chinese New Year!

Here's Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger wishing his and the club's fans a happy Chinese New Year. Perfect pronunciation Basti!

New deal for Bellarabi

Some massive news coming out of Leverkusen this morning, after Bayer 04 winger and Germany international Karim Bellarabi confirmed that he'd

extended his contract

with the club until 2020.

"I'm delighted to have signed a five-year contract! Here's to a successful future together!"

tweeted the 24-year-old.

Birthday goal for Immobile?

Ciro Immobile turns 25 today and scored his first Bundesliga goal when Stuttgart visited Dortmund in September. Is it written in the stars for the Italian international?

Sunshine in Munich

The Bayern players no doubt enjoy preparing for tomorrow's game at Paderborn in weather like that...

Weekend starts here

Stuttgart vs. Dortmund gets Matchday 22 up and running, and what a cracker it promises to be: