Henrikh Mkhitaryan (l.) helped Borussia Dortmund fight back and down FC Augsburg in Matchday 27's closing fixture. - © © gettyimages / Alexandra Beier/Bongarts
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (l.) helped Borussia Dortmund fight back and down FC Augsburg in Matchday 27's closing fixture. - © © gettyimages / Alexandra Beier/Bongarts

Matchday 27: As it happened

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Sunday, 20 March

VfB Stuttgart 0-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

FC Augsburg 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

That's a wrap!

27 games down, seven to go and still all to play for up and down the Bundesliga ladder. There aren't any Bundesliga fixtures next weekend due to the international break, but we'll be back in time for VfL Wolfsburg's trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 1 April. Until then, keep abreast of all the latest news from Germany's electrifying top flight on bundesliga.com, the free Bundesliga app and on the Bundesliga's official Twitter channel. Talk about spoilt for choice! Ciao, folks!

Feet on the ground

"We know what we're capable of," explained Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki from the mixed zone at Augsburg's WWK Arena. "That's why we're staying calm."

Tuchel praises team spirit

Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for his side's effort levels in Augsburg: "The team showed an extraordinary mentality and will to win today."

Man's best friend

Dortmund left-back Marcel Schmelzer enjoyed watching BVB's win from the comfort of his own home alongside his pet pooch. "Congratulations boys," reads this tweet. "27 games 64 points."

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Champions League calling

Like Bayern, Dortmund are now assured of their place in next season's UEFA Champions League. Even if they were to lose all seven of their remaining fixtures, the defending champions and their nearest pursuers cannot finish lower than third and fourth respectively.

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Stay tuned

We'll have post-match reaction from Dortmund's win...

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Dortmund close on Bayern

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Borussia score again!

75' Two quick-fire goals from the visitors, as Ramos all but seals three points with less than 15 minutes on the clock, shooting home from ten yards to give BVB a 3-1 lead!

Dortmund take the lead!

69' Adrian Ramos does brilliantly to control Mats Hummels' long ball and then set up Castro who slots in coolly from close range to give Dortmund the lead.

Leitner on for Kagawa

62' Dortmund still the dominant side in Augsburg, but clear-cut chances are proving difficult to by at either end.


57' Adrian Ramos misses a real sitter for Dortmund, failing to convert Mkhitaryan's cross from inside the area.

Half-time substitutions

46' Gonzalo Castro comes on for Marco Reus, who had his 200th competitive appearance for BVB today, while Markus Feulner replaces Daniel Baier in the Augsburg midfield.

Second half

46' We're back underway in Augsburg!

Dortmund level

45' With the last kick of the half, Mkhitaryan brings Dortmund level...a touch of fortune about the finish, but it was a lovely move, started by the Armenia international himself.

Reus shot!!

42' Dortmund's best chance by far...the ball broke fortuitously for Reus, but his snapshot flashed wide of the target.

Possession nine-tenths of the law...

40' But though Dortmund have the ball, Augsburg are more threatening...Koo breaks forward and shoots...easy enough for Bürki, but Dortmund would love an opportunity like that.

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Tuchel talking

34' The Dortmund coach is in his technical area and giving instructions to his players...the visitors have been second-best so far.

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Augsburg ahead

16' Lovely ball down the left into the run of Caiuby...early first-time cross...low..for Finnbogason! Hummels' hesitation in the middle costly, and the hosts are in front.

First chance

3' Caiuby bursts forward and fires a powerful strike that Bürki does well to push over...Augsburg starting strongly.

Kick-off in Augsburg

1' We're underway...Marco Reus makes his 200th Bundesliga appearance today, no Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to personal reasons.

No time to pause for breath...

Dortmund's trip to Augsburg on it's way very soon..kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT

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Brilliant control and through-ball from Chicharito, but Brandt is again denied by Tyton, this time with a point-blank save.


A long-range shot from Stuttgart's Artem Kravets sails high of Leno's goal.


Leverkusen substitute Robbie Kruse tries his luck from distance but the Australian steers what might have been his first goal for his current employers, against his former club, wide of the goal.


Maxim AGAIN! The Stuttgart forward is denied for a third time, this time seeing his overhead-kick saved on the line.


Again Maxim threatens, this time after a run from deep, but his shot is saved, and held, by Leno. 


Stuttgart's best chance of the game falls to Alexandru Maxim after Leno's parry, but the Romanian is unable to convert.


Vladen Yurchenko hits the crossbar for Leverkusen.


Kießling has a gilt-edged chance to make it 3-0, but after springing the offside trap he is denied his fifth goal of the season by the width of the post.


Jonathan Tah headers over the crossbar after a Leverkusen corner.

GOAL! 48'

Brandt goes from taker to maker, capping off a great run with a fine through-ball to Karim Bellarabi, who smashes his fourth goal into the corner to make it 2-0 to Leverkusen.


Leverkusen get the second half underway against Stuttgart.

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Leverkusen are 1-0 up thanks to Julian Brandt's first-half strike.


Stuttgart have a chance to draw level, but after getting through on goal Timo Werner sees his shot saved by an in-form Leno - little wonder the goalkeeper made Joachim Löw's Germany squad for the matches against England and Italy.


Leverkusen's Andre Ramalho and Stuttgart's Georg Niedermeier exchange yellow cards.

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Leverkusen have won 55 percent of their challenges so far.


Leverkusen come close through Chicharito and Kießling, but the Mexican's cutback is headed wide by the former Germany forward.


Brandt nearly doubles his tally but Tyton parries the 19-year-old's shot away


Excitement in the penalty area: Stuttgart's Daniel Schwaab heads straight into the hands of Bernd Leno.

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VfB Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen are underway at the Commerzank Arena.

Stuttgart line-up confirmed

World Cup-winner Kevin Großkreutz misses out with a thigh injury picked up in the 3-3 draw with Ingolstadt.


Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Stefan Kießling are back in tandem at the point of Bayer Levekusen's attack.

Indian sign

Bayer Leverkusen are enjoying a fine run of form against VfB Stuttgart ahead of their Matchday 27 clash at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick when Dortmund beat Augsburg 5-1 in October. The African Player of the Year is now on 22 Bundesliga goals for the season.


Dortmund boast the highest average attendances in world football. Over 3,000 Schwarzgelben fans have made the 500 kilometre journey south to Augsburg's WWK ARENA.


Robert Lewandowski is up to 25 goals after firing Bayern past Köln. Here is what the free-scoring Pole had to say post-match:

Read: Augsburg vs. Dortmund match preview

FC Augsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund (17:30CET/16:30GMT)

Dortmund will look to round off Matchday 27 with a win at Augsburg. Can BVB keep up their 100 percent record over the Bavarians and reduce the gap on Bayern back to five points?


Watch point-saver Andre Schürrle's reaction to Wolfsburg's draw with Darmstadt.

Read: Hertha 2-1 Ingolstadt

Read: Wolfsburg 1-1 Darmstadt match report

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VfB Stuttgart vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen (kick-off 15:30CET/14:30GMT)

Read: Stuttgart vs. Leverkusen match preview

Your first high-quality serving of top-class Bundesliga football comes from Stuttgart where a real cracker is in store. Stuttgart will be looking to pull further clear of the relegation battle when they play host to Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who need points in their chase for a European place.

Sunday, 20 March

Hi everyone! So much happened on Saturday, and yet you're still going to be spoiled with two more games coming up today.

Saturday, 19 March

Frankfurt beat Hannover

Bayern reaction

FC Bayern München were relieved to leave Cologne with all three points in the bag on Saturday. Read all the post-match reaction here.

Read: Köln 0-1 Bayern match report

Frankfurt vs Hannover: Live!

Line-ups - Bremen vs Mainz

The line-ups for today's game at the Weserstadion are in.

Line-ups - Hertha Berlin vs Ingolstadt

Here are the teams for today's clash at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Line-ups - Wolfsburg vs Darmstadt

VfL Wolfsburg and SV Darmstadt 98 will line-up as follows this afternoon.

Line-ups - Hamburg vs Hoffenhim

The line-ups are in for today's clash between Hamburger SV and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Line-ups - FC Bayern München

Bayern have arrived at the Rhein-Energie-Stadion and both teams have confirmed their starting eleven for today's game against 1. FC Köln. Philipp Lahm and Thomas Müller begin on the bench for Bayern, while Rafinha and Sebastian Rode are given a chance to start.

Live radio commentary

Fully focused

Thomas Tuchel has been speaking to the media ahead of Borussia Dortmund's clash with FC Augsburg tomorrow.

"We are looking forward to the international break, but for the moment, we are entirely focused on tomorrow's game."

Read: FC Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund match preview

Read: All the reaction from Schalke's win over Gladbach

Frustrated Foals

Borussia Mönchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka was left almost speechless after his side's defeat to FC Schalke 04 last night.

Birthday boy

1. FC Köln's Milos Jojic turns 24 years old today. His birthday present is a gruelling fixture against league leaders FC Bayern München. Can Köln put a spanner in the works of Bayern's title charge? Read our match preview here.

The state of play

This is how things stand ahead of Saturday's 15:30CET/14:30GMT kick-offs...

Schalke to the 04

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Morning, and a great day's football in prospect in the top flight. As usual, you'll be able to follow it all right here on bundesliga.com

Friday, 18 March

Tonight's line-ups

Here's how Schalke and Gladbach will be starting in the Matchday 27 opener this evening...

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Baumjohann extends

Hertha Berlin playmaker Alexander Baumjohann has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until June 2017. Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz announced the news via his personal Twitter account earlier today.

Bayern in fine voice

The Bundesliga leaders held a chorus of 'Happy Birthday' for back-up goalkeeper Tom Starke during training on Friday. The veteran custodian turns 35 today. Many happy returns!

Djourou sidelined

Hamburg will be without captain Johan Djourou for their home match against Hoffenheim on Saturday. The club announced the news on Twitter after their final training session ahead of the game, saying he has a "viral infection".

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Huszti specials

Eintracht Frankfurt take on Hannover 96 in what is set to be a gripping relegation battle on Saturday. There will be added spice too, with new Frankfurt signing Szabolcs Huszti facing his old club for the first time. Check out his best Bundesliga goals below - his left boot is a bit special!

Tough task for Köln

Playing against Bayern is never easy at the best of times, but especially so when your team is out of form. The Billy Goats have taken just four points from their last five games, scoring only four times in the process. No wonder they're resorting to desperate measures...

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Bundesliga banter

Gladbach and Schalke have engaged in some light-hearted pre-match jousting on Twitter ahead of tonight's encounter...

Alaba inks extension


Kloppo returns

Bundesliga pair learn UCL fate

Champions League/Europa league draws LIVE

Robben ruled out of Dutch duty

Augsburg ready for Dortmund

Kick-off at the WWK Arena is Sunday, 17:30CET/16:30GMT

Read: Augsburg vs. Dortmund match preview

Hear the Bundesliga LIVE!

The Guide: MD27

With just eight Matchdays of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign remaining, every game is crucial at both the top and bottom of the table. As ever, bundesliga.com is on hand to run you through everything you need to know ahead of the latest round of fixtures...

Read: The Guide: Matchday 27

Schalke scared?

The business end...

This is what everyone has their eyes on right now...the Bundesliga table...check it out for yourselves.

The curtain-raiser

FC Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach will both have dreams of a top-four finish and a place in next season's UEFA Champions League when they face off at the VELTINS Arena on Friday (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT).

Read: Schalke vs. Gladbach match preview