Thomas Tuchel will replace Jürgen Klopp as Borussia Dortmund head coach at the end of the season
Thomas Tuchel will replace Jürgen Klopp as Borussia Dortmund head coach at the end of the season
Bundesliga

Matchday 29 - live bulletins

Cologne - Jürgen Klopp kicked off his farewell tour at Borussia Dortmund in style as BVB cruised to a 3-0 victory at home to SC Paderborn 07 on Saturday, while FC Bayern München bounced from their midweek UEFA Champions League defeat with a 2-0 win at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

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MATCHDAY 29 FIXTURES/RESULTS(kick-off 15:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT unless stated):

Friday:
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Saturday:
Hertha Berlin 0-0 1. FC Köln
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0-2 FC Bayern München
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 SC Paderborn 07
SC Freiburg 2-3 1. FSV Mainz 05
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 Hannover 96
FC Augsburg 2-1 VfB Stuttgart

Sunday:
SV Werder Bremen 1-0 Hamburger SV
VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 FC Schalke 04

TEAM NEWS:

Ready to rock

Follow all this afternoon's action on the Bundesliga's official English language Twitter account. We've also got coverage of this evening's clash between Wolfsburg and Schalke on Bundesliga radio. We'll be back later with more reaction.

TEAM NEWS:

BREAKING NEWS: Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed as Jürgen Klopp's successor on a three-year contract. The former Mainz coach will be officially unveiled at the end of the season.

Good Nordderby record:

Werder have plenty of reasons to be confident going into today's northern derby.

Last chance saloon:

Schalke travel to the Volkswagen Arena this afternoon with their Champions League aspirations hanging by the thinnest of threads.

Welcome back everyone. We've got the small matter of the

Nordderby

to look forward to this afternoon, not to mention another heavyweight clash in Wolfsburg vs. Schalke. Click on the links above for previews of today's two encounters. You can also read yesterday's match reports by clicking on the score of the respective match-up.

Saturday 18 April

Super Sunday

In the day's evening game in Bavaria, it was Augsburg that took the spoils after a 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart. The home side are now - at least temporarily - up to fifth and back on course for Europe, while Stuttgart are still mired deep in relegation trouble. You can read our match report from that one

here

, but that about does it for our bulletins today. We'll check back in with you on the flip side with two tasty-looking encounters in Bremen-Hamburg and Wolfsburg-Schalke. See you then!

Guardiola allays Bernat injury fears

Pep Guardiola’s heart would have been in his mouth at the sight of

Juan Bernat

's ankle giving way under a Sebastian Rudy challenge this afternoon. Bernat played on but eventually had to be withdrawn for Jerome Boateng, although the coach confirmed that the Spanish defender should be fit for the Reds' Champions League quarter-final return leg against FC Porto next Tuesday. Bayern, needing to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg, are already without David Alaba, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Medhi Benatia.

Diaz delighted

Junior Diaz and Co. are wearing bright smiles indeed after their 3-2 win at Mainz today:

Team news

The line-ups are coming in for Augsburg vs. Stuttgart:

FC Augsburg - VfB Stuttgart team news:

Bayern two away

FC Bayern secure a

2-0 win

at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and are now just two victories away from a 24th Bundesliga title.

BVB back on track

All Dortmund needed was for Jürgen Klopp to announce his retirement and suddenly Dortmund are back to winning ways. This afternoon the 2013 Champions League finalists secured a patient

3-0 win

over Paderborn and move a step closer to the UEFA Europa League.

Action stations

Don't forget to follow all this afternoon's action on the Bundesliga's official English language Twitter account. We've also got coverage of FC Bayern München's trip to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim live on Bundesliga radio. Enjoy!

Hoffenheim vs. Bayern line-ups:

Dortmund vs. Paderborn line-ups:

TEAM NEWS:

This afternoon's line-ups are coming in...

Streich vs. Schmidt:

Imagine these two on the same coaching team!

Hannover on the brink:

Joselu and Co could use a victory at Leverkusen this afternoon, but the Reds have failed to win a league match since mid-December.

Back in the fold:

Daniel Didavi could make his comeback from injury in Stuttgart's clash with Swabian rivals Augsburg this evening.

Purple patch:

Lewandowski and Müller are both likely to start today's game against Hoffenheim at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

Welcome back to bundesliga.com's live updates. Matchday 29 may have got off to a slow start yesterday but fear not, there are six more games to look forward to this afternoon! In the meantime, why not check out the post-match reaction to Gladbach's goalless draw with Frankfurt on the link above?

Friday 17 April

Friday stalemate

After an eventful first half, the action slowed down somewhat in the second 45 minutes at the Commerzbank Arena, and there was to be no winner in Matchday 29's opener. You can read our match report

here

, but for now, we'll bid you adieu until Saturday. Ciao bella.

Teams are in!

'Perfect location':

Bayern opened FC Bayern Muenchen LLC - their first office abroad - in New York City on 1 April 2014.

Der Kaiser

appears to like the look of the place...

Bragging rights to Bremen?

Werder are looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Stuttgart when they face HSV on Sunday.

Fully-focused FCB

Familiar face:

Anybody recognise the player taking the penalty?

"Tin Jedvaj has had a back problem [...] but if he gets through the final training session unscathed he will be included in the squad.

"It's a similar situation with Roberto Hilbert and Bernd [Leno] has suffered a cartilage injury. I can't say for certain that he'll be fit for Saturday."

Turning point missed: Borussia Dortmund were in a deep crisis in autumn 2014. Jürgen Klopp’s team had slumped towards the bottom of the table and were looking to turn the tide against new boys SC Paderborn, but things didn't go the way they planned in the last Westphalia derby between the two clubs...

"I want to fight with these players here. And I want to help the injured players. When we lose it's always my responsibility. We lost because of Pep. That's our responsibility. But we are still strong with these players.

"Philipp [Lahm] has a stomach virus and won't be fit, and Franck [Ribery] has a twisted ankle. [Bastian] Schweinsteiger has been in bed for the last eight days with a bug. I don't think he'll make it."

Nose to the grindstone:

Schalke are preparing for Sunday's mouthwatering clash against second-place VfL Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena

Birthday boy Benatia:

Bayern's Moroccan centre-back turns 28 today!

Thursday 16 April

The third best attack in the division against a side that have beaten FC Bayern and Dortmund in their last two matches. Not a bad way to kick-off the weekend, I'm sure you'll agree!

Bis morgen!

And it's with those words of optimism that we round off our first dose of Matchday 29 updates. Don't forget to join us again tomorrow when we'll continue to bring you all the build-up to another massive weekend in the Bundesliga. Until then, why not have a read of our Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia Mönchengladbach preview? It should be a cracker. Catch you tomorrow!

Rode looking ahead

Sebastian Rode has taken to Twitter to share Bayern's plan of action following last night's 3-1 first-leg defeat to Porto in the quarter-finals of the Champions League: "Dust ourselves down and go again! Next week we'll be able to set the record straight and turn it around together!"

Injury blow

Borussia Dortmund duo Neven Subotic (intervertebral disc) and Sebastian Kehl (broken rib) will miss Saturday's trip to Paderborn through injury, reads this tweet...

'Share the load'

Eintracht Frankfurt forward Haris Seferovic told journalists at today's pre-match press conference that the loss of 19-goal leading scorer Alex Meier for the rest of the season to injury is "a real shame. We'll try to share the load." The Eagles host Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday night looking for their first win in four.

Relaxed afternoon for Schalke duo

Royal Blues gems Max Meyer (l.) and Leroy Sane (r.) were able to take it easy after today's training session. Schalke will be up against Wolfsburg on Sunday evening in Matchday 29's concluding encounter.

Werder gearing up

The Green-Whites are shaping up for Sunday's prestigious

Nordderby

against Hamburger SV:

Wendt full of praise for Gladbach

"It's difficult to find another [club] in European football that has a stadium, fans and a team like Gladbach," says Oscar Wendt. Warm words indeed from the Swedish left-back.

Home again:

The FC Bayern squad have landed back in Munich. Next stop: Sinsheim!

Touch and move:

1. FC Köln are up against Hertha Berlin on Saturday afternoon

Selection headache

Many happy returns, Shinji!

More from Klopp:

"We're without Sahin, Kirch, Piszczek, Kehl and Subotic. Subotic has a back problem and Kehl broke a rib yesterday. Reus, Kuba, Bender, Durm and Großkreutz haven't been able to train today.

"I have seen how the players have reacted [to my departure] on social networks."

BREAKING NEWS:

Hoffenheim head coach Markus Gisdol has extended his contract with the Sinsheim-based club until 2018.

Our head coach is staying and has extended his contract

Up against it:

FC Bayern are flying home after yesterday's 3-1 defeat to Porto in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

LIVE: Victor Skripnik ahead of Sunday's Nordderby against Werder Bremen:

"We will make a decision and tell the players on Sunday who will play. Everyone has a chance to prove themselves. Wolf and Sternberg will be playing on Sunday.

"Some of these players haven't experienced this derby with Werder. We've been telling them about 2009 [when Bremen beat Hamburg on away goals in the UEFA Cup semi-final."

"He always wanted me to send in crosses for him after training, even though I wanted to go home."

Fighting fit:

Schalke's personnel troubles continue to improve, with Chinedu Obasi and Jan Kirchhoff returning to light training on Thursday morning...

Welcome!

The news of Jürgen Klopp's imminent departure from Borussia Dortmund still hasn't really sunk in, but the charismatic 47-year-old will take his place in the Signal Iduna Park hot seat for the fourth last time on Saturday afternoon. Hard to get your head around, and not just for the supporters...