Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez was on target in a comfortable 2-0 win for Leverkusen at 1. FC Köln. - © © imago / DeFodi
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez was on target in a comfortable 2-0 win for Leverkusen at 1. FC Köln. - © © imago / DeFodi
Bundesliga

Matchday 29: live blog

The Revierderby between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund ended all square on Sunday. bundesliga.com will keep you bang up to date with all the news and reaction to Matchday 29.

Sunday, 10 April

SCHALKE 2-2 DORTMUND - match report

KÖLN 0-2 LEVERKUSEN - match report

Goodbye!

Well that about wraps up our live coverage Sunday's Matchday 29 action, but check back in with us tomorrow, when we'll have more reaction to the weekend and look ahead to three massive fixtures in Europe: Real Madrid-Wolfsburg, Benfica-FC Bayern and Liverpool-Dortmund.

We'll let Klaas-Jan Huntelaar have the final word tonight. Ciao!

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FULL TIME: KÖLN 0-2 LEVERKUSEN - The final whistle goes and Leverkusen celebrate an important win that gives them a three-point cushion over Gladbach in fifth.

RED CARD(S): 90' It's all kicked off here, with both sets of players squaring up. Leo Bittencourt is eventually shown a straight red card for his late tackle on Admir Mehmedi, with Leverkusen's Wendell given a second yellow for his part in the ensuing tussle.

Dortmund's draw at Schalke leaves Borussia seven points behind Bayern at the top, but Matthias Ginter says the Bavarians "can't celebrate just yet".

Read: Schalke 2-2 Dortmund post-match reaction

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GOAL: 44' KÖLN 0-2 LEVERKUSEN

It's that man again! On target last Friday against Wolfsburg and now among the goals again: Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez doubles the visitors' lead, slotting home from Bellarabi's pass. Two assists now for Bellarabi.

GOAL: 39' KÖLN 0-1 LEVERKUSEN

A neat lob from Bellarabi tees up Brandt, and this time he has only one man to beat – AND HE DOES IT! The visitors are in front!

CHANCE: 36' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

Bittencourt is getting all the rebounds his way, and he's shaping to shoot – but in comes Wendell to make a fine intervention. Risky, being on a yellow card, but timed to perfection!

CORNER: 30' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

Once again Calhanoglu is trotting towards the corner flag – this is already his fifth corner of the game!

CHANCE: 27' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

Brandt skips past one, and another, and then another HE'S GOING TO GO ALL THE WAY… but his last touch takes the ball just too far away from him, and Horn is there like a big, red Stop sign.

CHANCE: 24' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

The hosts fail to clear their lines from a Calhanoglu corner and Bellarabi is there, but his effort is blocked. The danger is not over as the ball comes back into the box TO CHICHARITO!! A stumble sees that chance go begging.

CHANCE: 21' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

Anthony Modeste gets in at the near post to the next dangerous cross, but the result is the same – he holds his head in his hands after the ball flies wide.

CHANCE: 19' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

A corner at the other end now and it is swung in to the far post WHERE DOMINIC MAROH CLIMBS but he sends his header just inches too high and wide. Good chance for the hosts there!

CHANCE: 17' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

Timo Horn the first of the goalkeepers to have any real work to do, but Yurchenko's header is not the most difficult save he has had to make.

YELLOW CARD: 9' KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

Wendell's name goes into the book as he breaks down a swift counterattacking opportunity for the hosts.

KICK-OFF - KÖLN 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

That second derby of the day is underway...

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FULL-TIME: 90+3' SCHALKE 2-2 DORTMUND

Spoils shared as the final whistle sounds

CHANCE: 90+1' SCHALKE 2-2 DORTMUND

Schalke come down the left...BALL IN FOR MEYER!! Over the bar...didn't catch his shot all that well, hit it into the ground and it bounced over the bar.

CHANCE: 82' SCHALKE 2-2 DORTMUND

Aubameyang forces a fine save from Fährmann to deny him putting Dortmund in front again.

CHANCE: 77' SCHALKE 2-2 DORTMUND

Gündogan gets towards the left-hand by-line...CUTS IT BACK!! And Kagawa rather shovels a shot wide of the target...Dortmund pressing.

CHANCE: 71' SCHALKE 2-2 DORTMUND

Mkhitaryan on the right...finds Pulisic...FIRST-TIME ACROSS GOAL! KAGAWA! Straight at Fährmann...MKHITARYAN FOLLOWING UP! Can't find the target...great chance for Dortmund.

GOAL: 66' SCHALKE 2-2 DORTMUND

Huntelaar against Bürki...and the Schalke forward out-waits the Dortmund 'keeper, who goes to his right as the ball is slotted into the corner to his left. Schalke are level.

PENALTY: 64' SCHALKE 1-2 DORTMUND

Sane brings it down and plays it perfectly into the run of Huntelaar, who is bowled over by Sokratis and Mr Zwayer points to the spot and shows the Dortmund defender a yellow card.

SAVE: 53' SCHALKE 1-1 DORTMUND

Reither brings down Kagawa to give Dortmund a free-kick...Mkhitaryan lines it up...AND SENDS A SHOT ZINGING GOALWARDS!! Fährmann paws it behind.

GOAL: 51' SCHALKE 1-1 DORTMUND

Hojbjerg's shot is deflected to Caicara...Bürki parries...AS FAR AS SANE! He drills home to level.

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LATEST: 16' SCHALKE 0-0 DORTMUND

Sahin has the chance to deliver a free-kick into the area, but he can't clear the defensive wall..

LATEST: 14' SCHALKE 0-0 DORTMUND

The visitors applying the early pressure...

LATEST: 7' SCHALKE 0-0 DORTMUND

The S04 fans behind Bürki's goal go crazy as Geis lines up a free-kick, 25 metres out, centrally-placed...but the midfielder sends his effort well over the bar.

SAVE: 4' SCHALKE 0-0 DORTMUND

Fährmann claws away a looping Ramos header...routine enough for the Schalke 'keeper.

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KICK-OFF: 1' SCHALKE 0-0 DORTMUND

We're underway at the VELTINS Arena

15:08 - Tuchel rings the changes

Thomas Tuchel has made eight changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Liverpool FC in Thursday's UEFA Europa League tie: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Castro, Schmelzer, Weigl, Mikhitaryan, Reus and Aubameyang all start this one on the sidelines.

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14:58 - The Revierderby line-ups

14:33 - BVB have arrived

14:11 Hector on the Leverkusen derby

While events in Gelsenkirchen take centre stage early on, attention will turn to Cologne later in the day when Leverkusen make the trip to face their Rhine rivals, 1. FC Köln. The hosts' 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning full-back, Jonas Hector, told bundesliga.com about derby day.

READ: Hector 'I know what it means to the fans'

14:00 - The Revierderby is just a game away...

13:28 - Optimistic Dortmund fans?

Let us know on our Twitter feed: @bundesliga_EN

13:15 - That winning feeling

12:48 - The sun's out in Gelsenkirchen

12:40 - The Guide: Revierderby

The stakes are always high for such an intense fixture involving two of German football's most supported clubs, but coming as late in the season as this one, Sunday's clash is about more than just pride. Let bundesliga.com explain…

READ: The Guide - Revierderby

12:03 - Meanwhile, at Bayern...

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11:51 - BUNDESLIGA RADIO

Bundesliga radio provides live commentary of German top-flight games every Matchday throughout the season. You can hear both of Sunday's games.

CLICK HERE FOR BUNDESLIGA RADIO

11:19 - AN ELECTRIFYING FIXTURE

Witness one Revierderby, and your life will never be the same...

READ: A game like no other...

10:26 - Who gets your support?

10:00 - It's derby day

Two passion-filled encounters await on Sunday with the Ruhr Valley derby between Schalke and Dortmund as the early kick-off with Leverkusen making the short trip to Cologne to face 1. FC in the later game.

21.03CEST Points haul

1. FSV Mainz 05 finished fifth the last time they accumulated this many points. Where will Martin Schmidt's men end up at the end of the 2015/16 campaign?

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20.28CEST Standings

So what does that mean for the table? Mainz are sixth, six points better off than Wolfsburg in eighth. Elsewhere, SV Werder Bremen replace FC Augsburg in the promotion/relegation play-off spot after losing 2-1 to the Bavarians.

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RED CARD 90' VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Dante is given his marching orders after taking some frustration out on Cordoba's leg.

CHANCE 88' VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Julian Baumgartlinger concedes a foul on the edge of the Mainz area but Ricardo Rodriquez steers the resulting free-kick over the bar.

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LATEST 84' VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Both teams have had 14 attempts on goal. Can either side find a winner as we head into the last five minutes?

CHANCE 81' VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Another ball into the Wolfsburg box from Christian Clemens, but Cordoba loses out to Dante.

SUBSTITUTION 71' VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Wolfsburg midfielder Vieirinha replaces Bas Dost, making his 100th Bundesliga appearance in the process. Parabéns!

GOAL 65' VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

Mainz return fire! Jairo Samperio makes it 1-1 four minutes after coming off the bench for Pablo de Blasis. His seventh goal of the season might be his best one, after a fine piece of control and a cool, chipped finish.

HUGE CHANCE 61' VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Malli finds himself unmarked in the box but Casteels instinctively sticks his foot out to deny the Turkey international from point-blank range.

CHANCE 57' VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Mainz play passing triangles all the way up the pitch before whipping the ball into the Wolves' area, but Dante is there to hook the danger away.

LATEST - VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Yunnus Malli has scored ten goals from the point of midfield this season, but Luiz Gustavo's reading of the game has kept him quiet so far.

HALF-TIME - VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

It's honours even at the half-time break. Neither side has created a gilt-edged chance as yet, though hard running from Schurrle and Henrique at one end and Cordoba at the other promise busy second halves for the defences.

LATEST 40' VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Mainz midfielder Danny Latza has covered the most ground with 5.52km. Both teams struggling to unlock opposition defence, though.

CHANCE 30' VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Mainz are beginning to create chances. Cordoba unlucky not to get a free-kick after being brought down on the edge of the Wolfsburg box.

CHANCE 23' VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Andre Schürrle scuttles away from his marker on the left wing, but his subsequent shot deflects wide for a corner.

CHANCE 21' VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Jhon Cordoba breaks free of the Woflsburg defence but the Colobian's shot is fired straight at Koen Casteels.

18.53CEST Alaba delighted

FC Bayern München star David Alaba was understandably elated after scoring his first since March 2015.

LATEST 15' VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

It's 50-50 in terms of possession after the opening quarter of an hour. Matching 4-2-3-1 formations have chances at a premium for now...

CHANCE 10' VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Bruno Henrique is beginning this match as he ended his last - as the most dangerous player on the pitch. After a fine run to the edge of the box his shot sails wide this time.

CHANCE 6' VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Andre Schurrle's long ball into the box drifts over Bruno Henrique. The Brazilian had a wonderful first start against Real Madrid in the Champions League...

Read: VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 Real Madrid CF

18.20CEST Deserved victory

Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Andre Schubert was magnanimous in defeat to FC Ingolstadt 04, saying: "we saw a well-earned Ingolstadt victory."

Opposite number Ralph Hassenhüttl agreed, saying: "We put in a superior performance, played great football, and were wide awake!"

18.10CEST More to come...

Stay with us as VfL Wolfsburg look to cap a stunning week - which saw victory over Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League - with a win at home to 1.FSV Mainz 05.

18.04CEST Guardiola content

FC Bayern München coach Pep Guardiola was happy with his side's performace in beating VfB Stuttgart 3-1, a result that sent the Bavarians a provisional seven points clear at the top.

FULL-TIME: 90'

Huge wins for Bayern at the top - they're eight points clear of Dortmund, who go to Schalke on Sunday - and Augsburg and Hoffenheim at the bottom.

GOAL: 90' HAMBURG 1-2 DARMSTADT

Lewis Holtby pulls one back...

GOAL: 90' FRANKFURT 0-2 HOFFENHEIM

The visitors have the points in the bag as Mark Uth makes it 2-0.

GOAL: 88' STUTTGART 1-3 BAYERN

Lewandowski battles forward and finds Costa on the right...he comes inside and sends a vicious effort fizzing beyond Tyton to dash any home hopes of a shock.

GOAL: 87' BREMEN 1-2 AUGSBURG

Jeong-Ho Hong scores with his first touch! What a massive goal that could be for Augsburg.

GOAL: 87' INGOLSTADT 1-0 GLADBACH

Moritz Hartmann steers home from Leckie to put the hosts ahead!

SAVE: 77' STUTTGART 1-2 BAYERN

Thiago measures up a shot from just outside the box...Tyton touches it onto the bar...wonderful effort, great save.

16:40 - The Mexican derby...

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GOAL: 63' STUTTGART 1-2 BAYERN

Lying on the ground, Didavi scoops the ball in after Bayern had failed to clear the danger.

62' FRANKFURT 0-1 HOFFENHEIM

Amiri finds the net for the visitors...that could be a massive goal for both teams but for very different reasons.

GOAL: 54' HAMBURG 0-2 DARMSTADT

Jerome Gondorf doubles the visitors' lead

SECOND-HALF: 46'

We're underway again around Germany

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GOAL: 30' STUTTGART 0-1 BAYERN

Ribery gets down the left-hand side and takes on Insua for pace...the Frenchman gets by his man and delivers a low cross that Lewandowski would surely have turned into the net but for Niedermeier to get there first and inadvertently put it beyond Tyton himself. Bayern in front.

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15:18 - Meanwhile in Stuttgart...

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14:49 - Frankfurt vs. Hoffenheim

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14:46 - Bremen vs. Augsburg line-ups

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14:34 - Stuttgart vs. Bayern line-ups

14:33 Pitch inspection for Gladbach

14:32 - Hamburg vs. Darmstadt

14:31 - Ingolstadt vs. Gladbach

14:03 - LIVE RADIO COMMENTARY

Listen to Bayern's trip to Stuttgart LIVE on Bundesliga radio

CHECK IT OUT HERE

13:16 - Win the Revierderby adidas TORFABRIK matchball

12:50 - Derby of the South

The fixtures are coming thick and fast for FC Bayern München as the defending champions prepare to take on VfB Stuttgart in the Southern derby on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).

Read: VfB vs. FCB match preview

12:33 - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW..

About Wolfsburg's encounter with Mainz.

WATCH: Wolfsburg vs. Mainz: the essentials

11:43 - Schürrle reunion

Andre Schürrle made his name at 1. FSV Mainz 05 - he meets his former club on Saturday (kick-off 18:30CEST/16:30GMT)

Watch: Schürrle on Mainz

11:18 - Revierderby vote

11:00 Welcome back! Some cracking games to come from the German top flight today...take your pick from the match previews above.

23:50 - Wood on fire

Bobby Wood, USMNT centre-forward who plies his trade for Hertha's crosstown rivals 1. FC Union Berlin, has set new scoring records this evening. Click here for more on that one.

23:26 - Dardai rueful

"We showed good spirit at the end," said Hertha coach Pal Dardai. "But when you score two goals at home, you have to win."

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23:23 - Zieler pleased

"We want to play every game like that so we can go out with our heads held high," said the long-time Hannover goalkeeper. "We managed that today!"

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23:01 - Hertha 2-2 Hannover

Click here for the match report from an entertaining game in the capital.

22:45 - Hertha held by Hannover

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20:17 - And it's live...

Click here for live radio commentary of Hertha's clash with Hannover. We'll see you on the other side!

19:44 - Hannover line-up

Here's Daniel Stenzel's first line-up as a Bundesliga coach...

19:25 - Hertha Berlin line-up

Pal Dardai's troops will line up as below in the capital tonight...

19:22 - Dieter Hecking press conference

18:32 - Hertha Berlin vs Hannover

18:15 - Badstuber positive

17:05 - ICYMI: Hummels post-Liverpool

16:30 - Mainz under the microscope

15:55 - Spring is here!

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15:30 - FIVE HOURS UNTIL KICK-OFF!

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15:00 - Reus vs Sane

Ahead of Sunday's Revierderby between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund, find out how BVB's Marco Reus and the Royal Blues' Leroy Sane match up!

Watch: Reus vs Sane

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14:30 - Live on FOX Sports

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14:10 - Lights, camera, action!

13:45 - Ruhr rivalry resumes

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13:10 - Foals face Ingolstadt test

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12:45 - Pep's best bits

12:10 - Pep's presser

11:45 - Hummels: 'Room for improvement'

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11:30 - Many happy returns!

#HappyBirthday @KimoBellarabi (26)! How about a derby victory as a birthday present? Many happy returns! #KOEB04

Bellarabi's Leverkusen take on local rivals Köln on Sunday.

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11:15 - Real repeat?

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10:40 - No rest for the wicked

10:20 - Final preparations

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Working up a sweat at the Schenckendorffplatz! The Hertha players are ready #BSCH96 #Hahohe

9:50 - First up...

9:20 - Get involved!

Who do you think will pose a greater threat at the VELTINS Arena on Sunday? Cast your vote NOW!

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9:15 - The Revierderby explained

9:00 - Welcome back!