Borussia Dortmund edged closer to Bayern on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Hannover 96, thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan's sole strike. - © © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski / Staff
Borussia Dortmund edged closer to Bayern on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Hannover 96, thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan's sole strike. - © © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski / Staff

Matchday 21: live updates

FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund have both returned to the victory trail on Matchday 21 after being held to goalless draws a week earlier.

TOP TWEETS: MATCHDAY 21 ON SOCIAL MEDIA has all the build-up and reaction to the weekend's action right here...

Matchday 21 fixtures/results (Click on the red links for full match reports)

Friday 12 February
1. FSV Mainz 05 2-1 FC Schalke 04

Saturday 13 February
SV Werder Bremen 1-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
VfB Stuttgart 2-0 Hertha Berlin
SV Darmstadt 98 1-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 FC Ingolstadt 04
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Hannover 96
1. FC Köln 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Sunday 14 February
Hamburger SV 3-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
FC Augsburg 1-3 FC Bayern München

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Sunday 14 February

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Hamburg hold on

HSV recorded their first win in seven matches with a 3-2 victory over Mönchengladbach. Bruno Labbadia's side fought back from 1-0 down to lead 3-1, with Raffael's netting a late consolation for the Foals. Click here for the full match report!


Line-ups are in for Bayern's trip to Augsburg this afternoon...

Ginczek to miss rest of season

VfB Stuttgart striker Daniel Ginczek, who has failed to make an appearance for the Swabians since September due to injury, has suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in training. The striker is due to undergo surgery in the coming days, but will now miss the rest of the 2015/16 campaign. Get well soon!

Ginni, we hope your operation goes well and wish you a speedy recovery!

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Swedish international Oscar Wendt makes his 100th Bundesliga appearance this afternoon. What a wonderful servant he has been for Gladbach!

Click here to follow the game LIVE on Bundesliga radio.

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Here are the line-ups for the first of today’s two matches: Hamburger SV vs Borussia Mönchengladbach.

'We would have lost that game in the past'

Following Dortmund's victory over Hannover on Saturday, Marco Reus spoke to the assembled media about BVB’s latest win, their impressive form and the style icon that is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (below). The Gabonese international missed the Matchday 21 clash through injury but was still the centre of attention. Click here for Reus' interview!

Videos, videos, videos

Head over to our WATCH Section for a selection of post-Matchday 21 interviews. Hear what the Bundesliga's youngest ever coach, Julian Nagelsmann (below), had to say about his side's performance at Werder Bremen, what Wolfsburg goalscorer Robin Knoche made of his team's first victory in seven league matches, and much, much more!

Back to winning ways?

Hamburg are searching for their first victory in seven league matches - and their first home win since November - against Mönchengladbach today. After a sticky start to 2016, the Foals returned to winning ways with a thumping 5-1 win over Werder Bremen on Matchday 20, but who will come out on top in this battle of Bundesliga greats this afternoon? Click here for the trailer.

Bitter blow for Holger

One man who won't play any part in today's late game is Holger Badstuber. The Germany defender, who has been plagued by injury problems in his career, suffered a broken ankle in training on Saturday and could miss this summer's European Championships as a result. Get well soon, Holger!

Love is in the air

Happy Valentines Day to one and all! Whatever you've got planned for your loved ones today, try and find time to follow today's action in the Bundesliga (apologies to all you ladies out there). Today's double header sees Hamburger SV welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach to the Volksparkstadion, before FC Bayern München host FC Augsburg.

Saturday 13 February

Live action!

That's it from us for now, but there are a number of ways you can keep abreast of the day's entertainment.

TV: Find your local television broadcaster here.
Mobile: All the latest news and scores on the free Bundesliga app.
Radio: Listen live on the Bundesliga radio.
Web: In-game stats and more on the live ticker.

Confirmed line-ups

Getting cosy

Darmstadt's inimitable Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor is also beginning to fill ahead of the visit of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. With a capacity of 16,500, the Lilies' humble abode is the smallest in the Bundesliga, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in atmosphere.

Relegation six-pointer

Anticipation is building ahead of 16th-placed SV Werder Bremen's relegation tussle with second-bottom TSG Hoffenheim, for whom the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history Julian Nagelsmann takes his Bundesliga bow.

Thiago magic

Thiago Alcantara's looking in fine fettle ahead of FC Bayern's Bavarian derby clash with Augsburg tomorrow. The frightening thing is, this is the kind of thing he can do on the pitch surrounded by three opposition defenders.

Auba absent

Bit of team news to bring you here: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to have ruled himself out of Dortmund's clash with Hannover today. The Gabon international suffered a calf injury in BVB's DFB Cup victory at Stuttgart in midweek and will not feature at the Signal Iduna Park. Get well soon, Auba!

Wolves starving for three points

Following last weekend's defeat at Schalke, VfL Wolfsburg will be relieved to return to home soil for the visit of Ingolstadt on Matchday 21. The 2014/15 runners-up are just one point above Die Schanzer in the standings after collecting just one point from their opening three league matches in 2016, but victory for Dieter Hecking's side today would ease the pressure on the 51-year-old head coach. See below where you can watch the game!

Proud record

There is perhaps slightly more pressure than usual on Stefan Kießling's shoulders this afternoon. With Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez ruled out of the trip to Darmstadt through injury, the onus is on the veteran marksman to keep Leverkusen in the race for the top four. Can Kießling add to his collection today?

Guten Morgen!

Welcome back everyone. Stay tuned for all the latest news ahead of today's encounters in Germany's top flight (Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg are all in action this afternoon). All 18 clubs are in overdrive on social media this weekend, so click on the link at the top of the page to ensure you don't miss a thing!

Friday 12 February

Bis morgen!

So that wraps up our live updates for tonight. Don't forget to tune back in on Saturday for more reaction from Mainz, and build-up to the rest of the weekend's action. So, until tomorrow - Bis morgen!

Donati's joy

Straight out of the shower and onto Instagram - Giulio Donati says 'Let's keep this going' to his followers.

The long and winding road...

...back home after a Bundesliga defeat. Schalke's fans heading back up to Gelsenkirchen perhaps not too happy with the result, but there can be no complaints about their efforts with vociferous support from start to finish.

Good sports

Schalke pay tribute to Mainz for their 2-1 win on Friday night.

Action stations!

The Matchday 21 action is about to get started, so it is time to get settled for Mainz vs Schalke. Click here to find out who is broadcasting the game in your territory. If you cannot follow the action live on TV, you can always try Bundesliga Radio here. Alternatively, we will be bringing regular updates via Twitter.

Remember to come back here later for reaction and further build-up to Saturday's matches. Bis bald!

Schalke in the house

The Royal Blues have arrived in Mainz for tonight's fixture (kick-off 20.30CET/19.30GMT)

Royal Blue army

Not long now until kick-off in the opening fixture of Matchday 21, and Schalke can expect plenty of support at Mainz's Coface Arena.

Fortnight for Chicharito?

Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt is hopeful he will not have to do without the services of his Mexican megastar for more than two weeks.

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Kramer out

In addition to their high-profile injury absentee, Leverkusen will also be without Christoph Kramer in Darmstadt.

High stakes

Darmstadt may have something to say about this:

The Yellow Wall

Imagine what it is like to have those 80,000 against you. That is the challenge Hannover face this Saturday.

Warning for Köln

As warnings go, this is quite a stern one for Köln:

Happy Birthday Herrmann!

How much are Gladbach fans looking forward to seeing Patrick Herrmann return to action after injury? In the meantime, he is celebrating his birthday today!

Baumgartl blow

Timo Baumgartl will not be available for Stuttgart's clash with Hertha on Saturday after needing a swift operation to have his appendix removed. Get well soon, Timo!

Countdown to kick-off

While it may only be a training session for Wolfsburg, it is serious stuff at the Coface Arena, where Mainz host Schalke (kick-off 20.30CET19.30GMT).

Time for work

An evening training session in Wolfsburg for their game against Ingolstadt. How long has it been since the Wolves last won in the Bundesliga? Our match preview here has the answer to that, and much more.

Dortmund vs Hannover

We heard about the doubt over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Thomas Tuchel's press conference earlier, but if he is fit, this is how Dortmund expect to play against the strugglers, whose coach Thomas Schaaf has a challenge on his hands finding 11 fit players. Are these the teams you would like to see lining up at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK?

Junuzovic fit

Bremen coach Viktor Srkipnik has explained why Zlatko Junuzovic did not feature in their DFB Cup win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen this week - he was being preserved for the Bundesliga clash with Hoffenheim on Saturday!

And here is the Bremen squad:

Warming news for Frankfurt

Two of their players - Bastian Oczipka and David Abraham - have shaken off a cold virus and are both fit to join the squad for their away game at Köln.

Birthday boy

Just up the road from Robert Lewandowski, Augsburg's Markus Feulner - formerly on Bayern's books - is celebrating a birthday.

Man about town

Maybe it will be the strikers who decide matters in Bavaria this Sunday? Here is one of them cutting a fine figure on the streets of Munich.

Battle in Bavaria

What will decide the Bavarian derby this weekend between Augsburg and Bayern? It could come down to who has the strongest defence, so we've run the rule over the two custodians:

Weser Stadium workout

Werder Bremen are getting themselves familiar with the turf inside the Weser Stadium ahead of their vital survival battle with Hoffenheim on Saturday. The stands will be full on Saturday so they are unable to simulate that, but they will at least know what conditions to expect under foot.

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Dortmund press conference

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has met the media ahead of his side's home game against Hannover 96.

Here is what Tuchel had to say on...

…team news: "[Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang has a knock and he's still receiving treatment. We're going to have to wait and see how things go in training today. The [DFB] Cup game has cost us a lot of energy, but we will be fully fit again by Saturday."

…Saturday's task against Hannover: "Your preparations for a game are never centred on where your opponents are in the league standings. You've got to get that out of your head. Regardless of how things look in the league table, this is a Bundesliga match and we will play like we play every home game."

…playing at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: "The team have a lot of faith and get a lot of support in our home games. They can feel the fans behind them."

Dream week for Augsburg

This tweet from Augsburg sums up perfectly one of the biggest weeks in the club's history. First they host Bayern in a Bavarian Bundesliga derby, and then they face Liverpool in the UEFA Europa League. Just who would have thought of that a few years ago when clubs of an entirely different calibre were visiting their old Rosenaustadion.

'No baby Mourinho'

Julian Nagelsmann - the youngest head coach in Bundesliga history - has been speaking to the press for the first time since his appointment as TSG 1899 Hoffenheim boss. The 28-year-old makes his Bundesliga debut against SV Werder Bremen tomorrow, with the Sinsheim club joint-bottom of the standings, seven points adrift of outright safety.

Guilavogui ruled out

VfL Wolfsburg will have to do without the services of Josuha Guilavogui for tomorrow's game against FC Ingolstadt 04. The French midfielder has a minor hip injury, but Brazilian teammate Luiz Gustavo is available again following suspension. The Wolves are winless in their last seven Bundesliga matches.

A very Borussia Birthday

Many happy returns to Borussia Mönchengladbach winger Patrick Herrmann. The Germany international, currently recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury, turned 25 today.

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A wrong that must be righted

1. FC Köln head coach Peter Stöger does not have fond memories of the Billy Goats' last meeting with Eintracht Franfurt. The two sides shared eight goals on Matchday 4, albeit with Köln conceding six of them.

Schmidt acknowledges Geis threat

Mainz head coach Martin Schmidt knows what to expect from Schalke midfielder Johannes Geis at the Coface Arena tonight. The 22-year-old spent two seasons at Mainz, before joining the Royal Blues last summer. You can read's exclusive interview with Geis here.

Global spectacle

FC Schalke 04 can move up to third with victory in Mainz tonight. Here's a handy reminder of the kick-off times where you are.

Ribery to make return?

Fit-again French winger Franck Ribery could make the matchday squad for FC Bayern's testing trip to Augsburg, according to Pep Guardiola.

Read: Dortmund-Hannover match preview

Hannover up against it

Hannover already faced a tough task away at Dortmund this weekend - now it's just got tougher, after strike duo Adam Szalai (muscle injury) and Hugo Almeida (flu) were ruled out of the trip to Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

Read: Augsburg-Bayern match preview

Derby time in Bavaria

Augsburg are the opposition for FC Bayern this Sunday. The former gave the champions a mighty scare back on Matchday 4, losing to a last-minute Thomas Müller goal. Will it be as close this time?

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