Cologne - VfL Wolfsburg, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach all confirmed their status as UEFA Champions League candidates on Saturday, but the Matchday 27 headlines came from the Signal Iduna Park as FC Bayern München took der Klassiker spoils against Borussia Dortmund.

As ever, bundesliga.com brought you the latest news and reaction to all of the weekend's drama, as well as build-up to the week's DFB Cup quarter-final ties...

MATCHDAY 27 RESULTS

Saturday 4 April

SC Freiburg 1-0 1. FC Köln
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1-4 Borussia Mönchengladbach
SV Werder Bremen 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Hannover 96
VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 VfB Stuttgart
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 Hamburger SV
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 FC Bayern München

Sunday 5 April
FC Augsburg 0-0 FC Schalke 04
Hertha Berlin 2-0 SC Paderborn 07

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Monday 6 April

That brings an end to our Matchday 27 coverage. We'll be back on Thursday building up to another weekend of action, but don't forgot to check in with us throughout the week for all things Bundesliga. It's also , so you really don't have any excuses. Ciao for now!

Good and bad news

Bayern have confirmed that Franck Ribery will definitely miss Wedneday's trip to Leverkusen in the DFB Cup quarter-finals due to a niggling ankle problem. Bastian Schweinsteiger is a doubt for that one after picking up a knock in Saturday's win over Dortmund, but defender Holger Badstuber is training again following injury.

Goals of the week!

After an enthralling weekend of Bundesliga action, there were no shortage of high-class strikes as candidates to make the top five goals of the week. Alas, bundesliga.com had the tough job of whittling them down for your viewing pleasure... Once you've enjoyed the video below, don't forget to vote for your favourite over here!

Sunday 5 April

Stocker off the mark

The final game of the weekend threatened to be as turgid an affair as its predecessor, but Hertha managed to grind out three hugely valuable points in their battle to avoid the drop by eventually beating Paderborn 2-0, with Valentin Stocker and Nico Schulz scoring their first Bundesliga goals for the club. Here's our match report.

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Following their second straight Bundesliga win, Freiburg's spirits are currently so high that they even fancy their chances of beating "probably the best side in the Bundesliga right now," according to . They face VfL Wolfsburg in the DFB Cup in midweek with a place in the semi-finals at stake. "We've got nothing to lose," said goalkeeper "If we play how we did against Köln, that would be perfect."

Saturday 4 April

Well, what a fascinating encounter der Klassiker turned out to be. bundesliga.com has the best of the reaction from Bayern's 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday evening here. If post-match quotes take your fancy, you can also head over here for the best of the reaction to a packed Saturday of Matchday 27 action. As for us, we'll bid you good night and don't forget to join us tomorrow for more updates!

Ahead of der Klassiker, FC Bayern München head coach Pep Guardiola has been talking up the importance of the coming month: "April is decisive." Indeed, the men from Munich could wrap up the league title before May and also have quarter-finals in the DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League to think of.

Friday 3 April

FC Bayern München are without a whole host of injured stars for Saturday's trip to Borussia Dortmund in the 92nd instalment of der Klassiker. To see how both sides are shaping up ahead of the contest, check out our match preview right here.

has signed a two-year contract extension with Bayer 04 Leverkusen that will keep the defender at the BayArena until 30 June 2017. "I'm delighted," he enthused, having joined the Werkself on a free transfer from Besiktas JK Istanbul in summer 2013. "Things have been going great recently - for me and the team."

Thursday 2 April

Dortmund forward a href='/en/liga/news/2014/0000316856.php'>Pierre-Emereick Aubameyang believes his side "have to beat" leaders Bayern on Saturday if they're to stand a chance of qualifying for next season's UEFA Europa League. BVB currently sit tenth in the league table, five points behind sixth-placed FC Augsburg with eight games left to play.

It looks like SV Werder Bremen head coach Viktor Skripnik is going to have to do without Argentinian defender Santiago Garcia for the rest of the season due to a patellar tendon injury. Luca Caldirola (foot), Alejandro Galvez (ankle) and Marnon Busch (muscle fibre tear) are still missing for the Green-Whites.

Bayern captain Philpp Lahm was speaking to the media in Bavaria this morning and confirmed that, along with Arjen Robben and David Alaba, Franck Ribery is also out of Saturday's trip to Dortmund. The 31-year-old insisted, however, that the club can cope in the trio's absence. "We have a big squad with a lot of quality and we can compensate for the injuries."

Gladbach also tied up some contractual loose ends this week, convincing in-form winger Patrick Herrmann to sign a new contract. The 24-year-old has scored five goals in 2015 alone to help the Foals to third in the table and a great chance of finishing in the top four following Matchday 26's 2-0 win at FC Bayern.

Another major story to emerge this week was the agreed sale of Davie Selke from SV Werder Bremen to Bundesliga 2 side RB Leipzig. Speaking in a press conference this morning, however, Bremen head coach Viktor Skripnik was confident that the 19-year-old could be replaced. "I have lots of good players and I can put a team together without Selke," said the Ukrainian.

Bayern's players may be putting a brave face on things below, but they will all have been rocked by news of a serious injury to David Alaba on Wednesday. The 22-year-old damaged knee ligaments playing for Austria this week and will be out for seven weeks. Only time will tell how badly he is missed.

Good afternoon Bundesliga fans! Before we start, some administrative details to remind you of: Good Friday is designated as a national holiday throughout Germany, so that means no games, either in the Bundesliga or Bundesliga 2, will be played this Friday. Instead, we have extra matches on Saturday and Sunday to get our teeth into. Tasty...

Thursday 2 April