Javier Hernandez was back for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, but the Mexican could not prevent his side from losing 1-0 at the BayArea. - © © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski
Javier Hernandez was back for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, but the Mexican could not prevent his side from losing 1-0 at the BayArea. - © © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski

Matchday 22: live updates

FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund were both victorious on another weekend full of twists and turns in the Bundesliga.


As usual it is a thrilling weekend in the top-flight, so make sure you stay tuned to bundesliga.com for all the latest from Matchday 22.

Matchday 22 results

Friday 19 February

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Hamburger SV

Saturday 20 February
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-2 1. FSV Mainz 05
FC Ingolstadt 04 2-0 SV Werder Bremen
Hertha Berlin 1-1 VfL Wolfsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 1. FC Köln
FC Bayern München 3-1 SV Darmstadt 98

Sunday 21 February
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
Hannover 96 0-1 FC Augsburg
FC Schalke 04 1-1 VfB Stuttgart

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Sunday 21 February

Ciao for now!

We'll be back next weekend with more, but in the meantime here is the match report from Schalke's draw with Stuttgart and here is the report from Augsburg's win at Hannover. Auf Wiedersehen!

#B04BVB - Tuchel's take

"We carelessly squandered the chance to make it 2-0 and saw out the win with a bit of luck along the way."

#B04BVB - Mkhitaryan happy

Aubameyang wins it

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 50th Bundesliga goal was enough to give Borussia Dortmund the points against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. A win would have taken Leverkusen up to third, but the day belonged to BVB, who remain eight points behind Bayern in second place.


Here are the line-ups for today's two late games...

Schalke vs Stuttgart

Hannover vs Augsburg

Heidel to join Schalke

Ahead of their clash with VfB Stuttgart later today, the Royal Blues' board of directors have confirmed that Christian Heidel will join the club as sporting director at the start of next season. Heidel has occupied the same role at Mainz since 1992.


Javier Hernandez has been passed fit for Leverkusen and starts at the BayArena. What a huge boost that is for Roger Schmidt's side today...

Not long to go

Just over an hour to go until Leverkusen take on Dortmund in the first of today's three games. Our roving reporter has been investigating the scene around the BayArena. We'll bring you the teams shortly...

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'He's so important for us'

Granit Xhaka was fulsome in his praise for midfield partner Mahmoud Dahoud after Gladbach's victory over Köln. "The lad's only 20, he'll only get better," said the Swiss international after Dahoud netted the winning goal against the Rhineland rivals. "He's incredibly important to us, he's still young and can still learn a lot." Read the full article here.

Back to basics

Julian Nagelsmann's TSG 1899 Hoffenheim recorded only their third win of the campaign at home to 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday. The victory moved the Sinsheim club to within two points of Werder in 16th, and Kevin Volland is confident they can prolong their stay in Germany's top flight for another season. Click here for more...

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Defying the odds

Incredibly, ten of Ingolstadt's 16 league goals have come from set-pieces this season. It doesn't matter how they go in, though, as FCI head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl will be only too happy to tell you. His side climbed into tenth place with a 2-0 victory over struggling SV Werder Bremen, who continue to occupy the relegation play-off position in the Bundesliga. After Hoffenheim's win over Mainz, however, Viktor Skripnik will be looking .

Wolves on the rise

Considering their poor away form this season, a point at Champions League-chasing Hertha Berlin has to be regarded as a good result for VfL Wolfsburg. Dieter Hecking's side took the lead at the Olympiastadion through Marcel Schäfer, but Salomon Kalou equalised soon afterwards to earn the capital club a deserved point. Read the post-match reaction here.

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Magic Müller

Thomas Müller is a man of many talents, but scoring spectacular goals hasn't really been one of them down the years. Not until Saturday, at least, when the Germany international scored a superb bicycle kick to put FC Bayern München 2-1 ahead against a plucky SV Darmstadt 98 at the Allianz Arena. You can read what Müller had to say at full-time here.


... certainly is the magic number today, with a trio of exciting fixtures to look forward to to round off Matchday 22. First up, it's the small matter of Borussia Dortmund's trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. That blockbuster encounter is followed by FC Augsburg's trip to struggling Hannover and FC Schalke 04's tricky clash with VfB Stuttgart, which both kick off at 17:30CET/16:30GMT. Strap yourselves in, folks!

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Saturday 20 February

Bis morgen!

Well, that really was quite the afternoon. For a while, Darmstadt looked like they were going to spring the surprise of the century, before Thomas Müller turned up to save Bayern's bacon. Gladbach took the Rhine derby bragging rights against Köln, Julian Nagelsmann picked up his first win as Hoffenheim head coach, Bremen stumbled to defeat in Ingolstadt and Hertha's trademark tenacity got them a point against Wolfsburg. After all that, you deserve a rest, but don't forget there are three more crackers lined up on Sunday, with Dortmund travelling to Leverkusen, Augsburg away to Hannover and Schalke hosting Stuttgart. It's going to be quite the day, so check back in tomorrow for more thrills and spills from the quite brilliant Bundesliga.

#BMGKOE: Gladbach all smiles

#FCBD98: Martinez impressed

#TSGM05: Amiri hails 'important win'

#FCBD98: Pep content

#S04VFB: Breitenreiter's surprise

#TSGM05: Hamad's delight

#FCBD98: Ribery's return

#FCISVW reaction: Skripnik sad

#BMGKOE: Sommer loving (victory)

#BMGKOE: Stöger frustrated to lose

What an afternoon!

Click on the links in the scorelines above for the individual match reports, but stay with us for all the social media reaction to a goal-filled Saturday.

Action stations!

That's it from us for now, but there are a number of ways you can stay up-to-date with all of today's must-see action.

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.

Don't forget to join us again later for reaction from around the grounds.

Confirmed line-ups

Hertha - Wolfsburg

Salomon Kalou returns for Hertha after missing last weekend's 2-0 defeat to VfB Stuttgart through injury.

Ingolstadt - Bremen

Gladbach - Köln

Gladbach winger Patrick Herrmann returns to the bench after a lengthy lay-off with a knee ligament injury.

Hoffenheim - Mainz

Exclusive: Mario Götze talks to bundesliga.com

FC Bayern - SV Darmstadt

Mario Götze returns to the Bayern bench, while defender Serdar Tasci makes his first start since joining the club on loan from FC Spartak Moscow earlier this month.

Video: Take a tour around FC Bayern's immaculate Allianz Arena

Star-studded arrivals

The FC Bayern players look in relaxed mood as they alight the team bus on the doorstep of the Allianz Arena.

Read: Huge game at the top for Leverkusen and Dortmund

Fitness concerns in Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel has told journalists at today’s pre-match press conference that he is likely to be without influential midfielder Ilkay Gündogan and second-choice goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller for tomorrow’s trip to Leverkusen due to illness. Midfielder Sven Bender is, however, available again following injury and Marco Reus should be fit to start after taking a knock in the midweek win over FC Porto.

Tuchel on Leverkusen: "They’re always capable of going on a run. They’re full of self-belief right now."

Tuchel on Henrikh Mkhitaryan: "Praise doesn't bother him. He always strives to do his best. He knows how a champion conducts himself."

Tuchel on squad rotation: "You have to consider the condition of individuals when you play midweek. It may be that some fringe players come in. That’s my subjective decision."

Fortress Allianz

The stage is set for FC Bayern München's clash with SV Darmstadt 98. The defending champions have won all of their ten Bundesliga matches at the Allianz Arena so far this season, with their last home defeat coming against SC Freiburg on 16 May 2015.

Match preview: Ingolstadt vs Bremen

Bremen looking for Ingolstadt pick-me-up

SV Werder Bremen have occupied the relegation play-off spot since losing 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 17, but the Green-Whites will move out of the drop zone with victory in Ingolstadt. Encouragingly, Victor Skripnik's men have not fared all that badly on their travels this season, accumulating fourteen points from 11 away matches compared to a league-low six on home turf.

Travel-sick Wolves

VfL Wolfsburg could move to within two points of fourth-place Hertha Berlin with victory at the Olympiastadion on Saturday. To do so, however, Dieter Hecking's troops will have to achieve what they've only done once all season - win away from the Volkswagen Arena. The Wolves currently have the worst away record in the division, but travel to the capital in confident mood after victories over Ingolstadt and Gent. Find out where you can watch the game below.

Stalemate in Frankfurt

There was no separating Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburger SV at the Commerzbank Arena on Friday. The visitors enjoyed the better of the goalscoring opportunities, but the struggling Eagles held on to earn a share of the spoils. HSV climb up to tenth ahead of the weekend's remaining fixtures, but Aaron Hunt wasn't completely satisfied...

"If you have so many chances you need to score. We've really lost two points today."

Good morning!

After a busy week of European action, the Bundesliga returns with a vengeance on Matchday 22 with plenty to look forward to over this weekend, including a top-of-the-table encounter at the BayArena, a David vs Goliath battle in Munich and a clash between two of the country's fiercest rivals. Let's get the show on the road!

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