Cologne – With the stakes getting higher by the week, so too rises the tension on the touchlines with every point potentially meaning the difference between success and failure; staying up or going down.
FC Bayern München 1-0 Hertha Berlin
bundesliga.com rounds up the coaches' reactions to the Matchday 30 fixtures...
Pep Guardiola, Bayern: "After our Champions League game, we had to play with several youngsters today. We knew that it would be difficult. Now we'll see where we stand in the cup."
Pal Dardai, Hertha: "I can only congratulate Bayern on winning the Bundesliga title. Nico Schulz is a good lad and he's going to play in our next game too, even if he did miss the big chance with only Manuel Neuer to beat today. I’m proud of my team because they played very well in terms of their organisation and commitment."
Thomas Schaaf, Frankfurt: "We started the game well and were in it up until the penalty. We didn't manage to create much up front and that was decisive in this game. We were lacking incision going forward and Dortmund's second goal showed us exactly what incision is all about."
Dieter Hecking, Wolfsburg: "Congratulations to Gladbach for a deserved win, although I had the feeling both teams would have been satisfied with a draw. Losing the game with virtually the last kick of the game is very hard to take, but that doesn't change the fact that the result was a fair one. It was a balanced match in the first half but in the second period we were chasing the ball more than we'd have liked to."
Roger Schmidt, Leverkusen: "It was a very hectic game – a real derby. We've picked up a very important and hard-fought point and this means we're definitely going to finish in the top four. We were also not worthy of more than a point today so that's why we accept it and are delighted to have got it."
Roberto Di Matteo, Schalke: "We started really well and created some clear-cut chances in the first 20 minutes. We should've taken the lead but instead we conceded twice from set-pieces. That's obviously very annoying. We lost our way after that."
Viktor Skripnik, Bremen: "We were lucky to get a point as we played pretty badly today. However, the fact that we fought back after going behind was great. We're happy with the point but overall I'm not satisfied with our performance."