Schalke's visit to Bayer Leverkusen is one of the standout fixtures this weekend.
Schalke's visit to Bayer Leverkusen is one of the standout fixtures this weekend.

Live updates: Matchday 14

There have been 21 goals so far on Matchday 14, and there are still another three mouth-watering matches to come.

As always, is the place to come to for all of the build-up and reaction to the latest round of top-flight action from Germany, right here from now until the dust settles on what is set to be another exhilarating weekend of drama and emotion.

Matchday 14 fixtures (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT unless stated)

Friday, 27 November

SV Darmstadt 98 0-0 1. FC Köln

Saturday, 28 November

SV Werder Bremen 1-3 Hamburger SV
FC Bayern München 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Hannover 96 4-0 FC Ingolstadt 04
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1. FSV Mainz 05 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Sunday, 29 November

Borussia Dortmund vs VfB Stuttgart
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Schalke 04 (17:30CET/16:30GMT)
FC Augsburg vs VfL Wolfsburg (17:30CET/16:30GMT)

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What an afternoon - goals, goals and more goals. With a bit of luck, that trend will continue tomorrow. It certainly has the potential to, with Thomas Tuchel's Borussia Dortmund hosting floundering VfB Stuttgart, Javier Hernandez in action for Bayer 04 Leverkusen against FC Schalke 04 and in-form VfL Wolfsburg taking on struggling FC Augsburg. Get some rest, and we'll look forward to seeing you on the other side!

Guardiola doffs hat to Martinez

Pep Guardiola singled out Javi Martinez for praise following FC Bayern's comfortable 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.

Gladbach deny Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim put three past Borussia Mönchengladbach, but still the wait goes on for their first Bundesliga win of the season. A six-goal thriller in Sinsheim ended three apiece this afternoon.

Holtby integral to Nordderby triumph

Lewis Holtby put in another impressive shift in midfield as Hamburger SV took the Nordderby spoils with victory over SV Werder Bremen.

Derby winners with Rene Adler

Rhine-Main derby bragging rights

Well, they go to Mainz - just! Sorry, Frankfurt fans.

Hannover delight in Ingolstadt success

Hannover 96 have not had too much to celebrate this season, but that was some performance against FC Ingolstadt 04.

Thanks for the fantastic support!

Enjoy the action!

We're going to leave it there for now, but don't forget to join us again after the games for the post-match reactions from around the grounds. Until then, you can follow this afternoon's fixtures on Twitter or on Bundesliga radio!

Rhein-Main derby delay

Team news

Vidal prepared

"On the way to the stadium," tweets the Bayern star, below. "Let's get these three points! I need all your support to play at my best!"

Nordderby #SVWHSV

It's always a cracker when the Hanseatic rivals Bremen and Hamburg go head to head. Find out all you need to know about the Bundesliga's most-played rivalry by following the link in the tweet below.

'Cold, but motivated' #TSGBMG

Gladbach arrive #TSGBMG

"Hello from Sinsheim," tweet Gladbach, below. "Grey sky, still-empty stadium but thousands of Borussia fans en route!"

On enemy turf #M05SGE

"We've arrived," tweet Eintracht Frankfurt below.

Tuchel: 'A very important game'

Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel said at today's press conference ahead of Stuttgart's visit to the Signal Iduna Park on Sunday that three points are all that count against the Swabians, as he hopes BVB can "reverse the trend" following defeats on both domestic and European level.

The key quotes from the Dortmund boss:

"Marco [Reus] and Auba [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] seem to be fit. I expect them to be ready to play.

"The 3-1 defeat against Hamburg made me think a lot."

On Stuttgart interim coach Jürgen Kramny: "We've been mates since our days together at VfB."

In-form Bayern

The defending champions are very much on fire these days...

Chilly morning in Frankfurt

Some nice impressions from the river Main there, who welcome local rivals Mainz 05 to the Commerzbank Arena today.

Darmstadt out on the pitch

The Lilies, who were held to a goalless home draw by Köln in Friday's Matchday 14 opener, were looking happy bunch indeed as they entered the training field this morning.

Back at the Allianz

Bundesliga leaders Bayern München return to familiar turf today for the first time in the league since 7 November, when Stuttgart turned out 4-0 losers in the Bavarian capital.

Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm (r.), meanwhile, seems rather wary ahead of the Berliners' visit, who are currently sitting in fourth in the standings.


Hello and welcome back to another day full of live updates from Germany's top tier. We have five matches to bring you today - including Bayern vs Hertha and the northern derby between Bremen and Hamburg - with all fixtures kicking off at 15:30CET/14:30GM.

Friday, 27 November


In a tightly-contested affair, Darmstadt and Köln cancelled each other out at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor, with the score ending goalless. Still, tennis star Andrea Petkovic had a fun time on the grill before kick-off before taking her seat with her fellow tennis pro Sabine Lisicki:

"We lost Andrea Petkovic while she was at the sausage stand but luckily we found her again in the stadium."

Kick-off approaching!

We'll be back later on with reaction to tonight's clash at Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor. Enjoy the action (whether on Twitter or on radio)!

Petkovic in action

Darmstadt have tweeted pictures of Andrea Petkovic serving up burgers and sausages ahead of tonight's game. Looks like her career after tennis is sorted...


The line-ups are in for today's Matchday 14 opener...

Andrea is in the building

Tennis ace Andrea Petkovic has also arrived at the Merck Stadion am Böllenfalltor ahead of Darmstadt vs Köln. The 28-year-old will be manning the grill station at the Lilies' stadium today.

All set!

Bayern's Annual General Meeting is about to get underway, too. We'll bring you news from the Audi Dome if and when it emerges.

Köln at the Böllenfalltor

Two hours until Matchday 14 gets underway in Darmstadt! Don't forget you can listen to the Lilies' clash with 1. FC Köln live on Bundesliga radio!

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Heading for Hanover

Boasting one of the best away records in the division, FC Ingolstadt take on Hannover 96 this weekend hoping to leapfrog Leverkusen and Schalke, who face each other at the BayArena on Matchday 14. If Die Werkself and the Royal Blues draw and Ingolstadt win, die Schanzer will climb to sixth.


Having beaten PFC CSKA Moskva in the Champions League, Wolfsburg now face a trip to Europa League participants Augsburg on Sunday. Die Fuggerstädter were beaten by Athletic Club in on Thursday, but raced to an impressive 4-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart in their last outing.

Nordderby countdown

The last time the two teams met, a goal from Franco Di Santo earned Werder a 1-0 victory over HSV. How the Bremen faithful would love a repeat result this weekend...

Keeping warm

FC Bayern players are being put through their paces on a chilly afternoon at Säbener Straße. Jerome Boateng and Arturo Vidal (is it him?) seem to be enjoying themselves nonetheless. The Bavarians take on high-flying Hertha on Saturday.

Remember to tune in!

Bundesliga Matchday 14 starts tonight - here is where you can follow the action in your territory:

Boateng vs Berlin

Jerome Boateng is looking forward to meeting the club from his home city this weekend. The Bayern and Germany defender answered questions at a press conference in Munich today.

Training time

Kevin Volland and Nadiem Amiri are both on their way to work:

Bender blow

Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt has spoken to the media ahead of his side's clash with Schalke on Sunday, revealing that Lars Bender is to undergo surgery and not return until "early next year."

Schmidt on…

…injuries: Ömer Toprak, Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Stefan Kießling are all available again against Schalke. Roberto Hilbert is back training with the team and things are moving on positively, but Sunday comes too soon for him. Lars [Bender] will be back at some point early next year

…current form: We've been playing a game every three days and this is clearly taking something away from the composure our young players need to show in front of goal. We've scored plenty of goals in the Champions League, but wasted too many chances in the Bundesliga.

Skripnik on the Nordderby

A veteran of many a derby, Viktor Skripnik has summed up what Saturday's clash with Hamburg means...

Hecking press conference

VfL Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has just held his press conference ahead of Sunday's trip to Augsburg.


If this is what Hertha have to face tomorrow, maybe it is not even worth travelling to the Allianz Arena...

Action stations

Don't forget, the weekend starts tonight with SV Darmstadt 98 vs 1. FC Köln, the action getting underway at (20:30CET/19:30GMT) at the Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor where tennis superstar Andrea Petkovic will be settling a rather unique bet...

Warming up

Given the conditions in Gelsenkirchen this morning, it may take the FC Schalke 04 players quite a while to get warmed up in training...

Closer to the stars

We at like to bring you as close as possible to the stars, with exclusive interviews, videos and articles. Now, you can get that little bit closer to Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa via his blog - check it out on the link below.

Tight derby in store?

There is little separating Eintracht Frankfurt and local rivals 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the statistic stakes, as the Eagles illustrate in this Tweet. Check out our in-depth preview of the Hessian derby, which you can read here.

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