It's as you were at the top of the Bundesliga after Saturday's goalless draw between Dortmund and Bayern. - © © imago
It's as you were at the top of the Bundesliga after Saturday's goalless draw between Dortmund and Bayern. - © © imago

<i>Der Klassiker</i> and Matchday 25: live updates

There was no separating Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München on Saturday as the Bundesliga's top two shared the spoils in an absorbing goalless draw at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.

Special site: Click here for all your #BVBFCB needs is bringing you all the reaction to Der Klassiker and the weekend's other encounters in the Bundesliga...

Follow us here for all the latest news and updates over the Matchday 25 weekend.

Matchday 25 fixtures/results

Saturday 5 March

VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach
VfB Stuttgart 5-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
FC Augsburg 3-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
SV Werder Bremen 4-1 Hannover 96
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 FC Ingolstadt 04
1. FC Köln 1-3 FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 FC Bayern München

Sunday 6 March

1. FSV Mainz 05 0-0 SV Darmstadt 98
Hamburger SV 2-0 Hertha Berlin

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Sunday 6 March

Bis demnächst!

Well that's that after a weekend which brought 28 goals and an enthralling Klassiker. We'll be back next weekend, which kicks off when third meet fourth on Friday night, with Hertha Berlin hosting FC Schalke 04 at the Olympiastadion. Until then we'll leave you with this picture of Mario Götze and Marco Reus...

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Hamburg supreme

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We have the teams for the final fixture of Matchday 25:

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He scores when he wants

Claudio Pizarro's goals could go a long way to preserving SV Werder Bremen's top-flight status this season. The Peruvian notched his 100th for the club in the 4-1 win over rock-bottom Hannover.


Here are the line-ups for the first of today's two games: Mainz vs Darmstadt

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Need we say more?

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MORE: Veh leaves Frankfurt

Read more about the Eagles' decision to sever ties with Armin Veh here.

Frankfurt chairman Heribert Bruchhagen: "It's never nice to release a coach. We will appoint a successor in the near future."

As you were...

There was no separating Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München in the 94th Bundesliga edition of Der Klassiker on Saturday, meaning the Bavarians still hold a sizeable five-point advantage at the top of the table.

Don't forget to check out our Klassiker page for reaction to Saturday's goalless draw at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. Meanwhile, some of Bayern's players are already back on the training pitch...

Saturday 5 March

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Game time!

The matches are about to kick-off, so our rolling coverage will be paused for the time being. We'll be back tomorrow with more on Der Klassiker, plus reaction from around Germany. In the meantime you can stay on top of the action in a number of ways:

Radio: Listen in live on Bundesliga radio here.
App: In-game updates, stats and much more besides.
Web: Don't miss a kick with the live ticker.
Television: Find your local broadcaster here.

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Confirmed line-ups

Wolfsburg vs Gladbach

Augsburg vs Leverkusen

Köln vs Schalke

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Frankfurt vs Ingolstadt

Bremen vs Hannover

Stuttgart vs Hoffenheim

Leverkusen depleted

Bayer 04 Leverkusen take on FC Augsburg today without the services of a whole host of first-team regulars, including leading goalscorer Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, veteran striker Stefan Kießling and captain Ömer Toprak. Stay tuned for confirmation of Roger Schmidt's patchwork XI, as well as all other starting line-ups ahead of this afternoon's six scheduled encounters.

Enter the Wolves' den

The Gladbach players have arrived at the Volkswagen Arena, with little over an hour to go until kick-off. Will it be sad faces or ear-to-ear smiles on the coach journey home?

Gladbach's bogey ground

How about this for a stat? The last time Gladbach beat Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena back on 30 April 2005...

A captain's example

After being rested for Bayern's midweek defeat to Mainz, Philipp Lahm is determined to help his side make amends in Der Klassiker.

Old friends

Wolfsburg are Dante's third Bundesliga station after Gladbach and FC Bayern. The Brazilian defender spent three-and-a-half years on the Borussia books, before moving to Munich in summer 2012. The three-time Bundesliga winner has made 16 top-flight appearances at the heart of the Wolfsburg defence in his debut season at the club.

Coming to a screen near you

With the race for the Bundesliga's coveted top four set to go right to the wire, there is also huge interest in Gladbach's trip to Wolfsburg. Depending on where you are, you might be able to watch that one live.

Reds on a roll

Do Bayern hold the Indian sign over BVB in the Bundesliga? The statistics suggest they might:

Saturday, 5 March

Klassiker kick-off times

The football world will be brought to a standstill when Dortmund take on Bayern later today. Here's a reminder of the kick-off times where you are:

Rocking Robben

With the see-sawing race for the Tojägerkanone between Klassiker sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski a sizeable part of the pre-match narrative, it is easy to forget about FC Bayern winger Arjen Robben's impressive record in the fixture:

Herzlich Willkommen!

Hello and welcome to what promises to be a cracker of a day indeed! Borussia Dortmund will be aiming to narrow the gap on Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München to two points this evening, but Der Klassiker is not the only highlight on the agenda this Saturday, with in-form VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach squaring off at the Volkswagen Arena and FC Augsburg entertaining hot and cold Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Friday 4 March

When superheroes collide...

Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is clearly relishing playing in tomorrow's Klassiker...

Depleted Leverkusen

Not only will Bayer 04 have to make do without Chicharito in Augsburg, there are several other high-profile players absent from the squad...

Leverkusen heading south

Die Werkself face a tough trip to Augsburg on Saturday, and will be without suspended talisman Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez as they look to end a three-match losing streak.

Winter is coming, again

Spring had appeared to be on its way in to Germany, but winter has fought back with a vengeance in Gelsenkirchen. Luckily Schalke are playing away in snow-free Cologne on Saturday.

Bayern en route

The Bundesliga leaders are currently on their way to Dortmund ahead of tomorrow's Der Klassiker. David Alaba, Rafinha and Manuel Neuer appear to be in a relaxed mood...

Klassiker goes global

For those of you in the USA, you know what to do with your Saturday morning...

Bayern heading off

Pep Guardiola's side are making their way to Munich airport from where they will be flying off to Dortmund this afternoon.

Bremen gearing up

The Green-Whites are about to kick off their final practice session ahead of tomorrow's visit of bottom-of-the-table Hannover.

Jairo keen

Looks like Mainz 05 winger Jairo Sampeiro can hardly wait for a fresh challenge following his goalscoring heroics in Wednesday's victory away to Bayern...

Lewandowski interview

Robert Lewandowski knows what it is like to score goals for both Dortmund and Bayern, although it is the latter he will be trying to fire to victory this weekend.

In the meantime, make sure you check out this fancy skill from the Bundesliga's leading goalscorer!

Read: Der Klassiker

Der Klassiker overview

We've got as much as you can eat on Der Klassiker, all packed into our dedicated page to the event of Matchday 25. Click on the link below to be taken to all things Dortmund vs Bayern.

Hecking on Gladbach

Borussia's schedule

This is your social-media-friendly guide to Gladbach's Saturday.

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March 4, 2016