Bundesliga Matchday 32 packed quite the punch for all concerned. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga Matchday 32 packed quite the punch for all concerned. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

The Essentials: Matchday 32

Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim were the big winners on Matchday 32, but FC Bayern München's wait to wrap up a 25th Bundesliga title goes on. bundesliga.com reviews the ten biggest talking points from another enthralling round of fixtures in Germany's top-flight.

1) Auba sets Dortmund record

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moved onto 25 goals for the campaign with a brace in Dortmund's 5-1 hammering of VfL Wolfsburg, in the process surpassing Robert Lewandowski as BVB's highest-scoring non-German in a single Bundesliga season. The electric Gabon star had not scored in three, but is now only two goals behind his former Dortmund team-mate in the race for the 2015/16 Bundesliga Torjägerkanone.

2) Tuchel's trailblazers

Dortmund's club record 14th home win of the season also brought up another milestone in the form of their best-ever points return after 32 matches (77). No Bundesliga runner-up has ever amassed so many points, although Thomas Tuchel's men could yet trump that and their record 81-point haul of 2011/12 with two rounds of fixtures still to play.

3) Müller joins Lewy in club 20

Dortmund could even win the title - theoretically at least - after FC Bayern's lead at the top was cut to five points following their 1-1 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was the first time in 52 matches that a Thomas Müller goal did not result in a Bayern win, but the inimitable Raumdeuter's opener at least ensured that the Bavarians now have two players in their ranks to have hit the 20-goal mark in a single season for the first time in Bundesliga history.

4) Gladbach hoodoo

Bayern should have known they would not have things all their own way against a Gladbach side that had won their last two meetings with the defending champions. The Foals are now unbeaten in their last four against Bayern - a hot streak not seen since the glory days of the mid-late 1970s when the two German football powerhouses regularly jockeyed for position at the Bundesliga summit.

5) Brandt burning bright

Gladbach's next assignment sees them welcome on-song Leverkusen to BORUSSIA-PARK. Die Werkself locked down a place in the group stage of next season's UEFA Champions League thanks to a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin, with Julian Brandt on target for the sixth game on the trot. The 19-year-old has now netted more goals in a single campaign than any other teenager since the Bundesliga's inception (nine).

6) Huntelaar's big tens

Hoping to beat Gladbach to the punch and join Leverkusen at European club football's top table, Schalke gave their top-four aspirations a timely boost with a 3-1 win at relegated Hannover 96. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar stuck away his tenth Bundesliga goal of the campaign at the HDI-Arena, meaning the Dutchman has now registered double figures in four of his six seasons in the Bundesliga.

7) Eagles have lift off

Speaking of much-needed wins, Frankfurt breathed new life into their battle against the drop with three points away to Hesse derby rivals SV Darmstadt 98. On something of an afternoon of firsts for the club, Makoto Hasebe broke his Frankfurt duck with his first Bundesliga goal since 2013, before Stefan Aigner netted Eintracht's maiden substitute strike of the season to secure a priceless 2-1 victory.

8) History on Hamburg's side

Hamburger SV are unlikely to get sucked into the relegation dogfight after holding faltering 1. FSV Mainz 05 to a goalless draw. The Red Shorts contested the relegation play-off in 2013/14 and again in 2014/15, but will be relieved to learn that their current tally of 38 points has been enough for survival in each of the last 17 Bundesliga campaigns.

9) Hoffenheim almost home and hosed

Mathematical safety is also in sight for resurgent Hoffenheim, who moved four points clear of 16th-placed Frankfurt after coming from a goal down to beat FC Ingolstadt 04 2-1 in Sinsheim. It represents quite the turnaround for a side that was rather ominously propping up the table at Christmas, with Die Kraichgauer now unbeaten in their last six on home soil and garnering an impressive 23 points from 12 matches under Julian Nagelsmann.

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