The Essentials: Matchday 30


Drama and suspense was around every corner on Bundesliga Matchday 30, with home sides ending the happier. Accordingly, rounds up the ten major talking points from the weekend's action.

1) Double century for Tuchel

After the dramatic, heartbreaking exit at the hands of Liverpool FC in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night, Sunday provided some reason to smile for Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel. In BVB’s 3-0 win over Hamburger SV, the 42-year-old presided over his 200th game as a Bundesliga coach. Of current top-flight coaches, only VfL Wolfsburg’s Dieter Hecking (321 games) has more matches under his belt. Indeed, only FC Bayern München's Pep Guardiola (80 per cent) has a better win percentage amongst coaches in charge for more than five games in Germany’s top division than Tuchel boasts at Dortmund (73 per cent).

Watch: Thomas Tuchel's reaction to Dortmund's win over Hamburg

2) Pulisic the history boy

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