Bayern Munich’s dominance over the rest of the Bundesliga continued in Week 16, with a 7-0 win over Werder Bremen. Munich have yet to lose a Bundesliga game this season, and they’ve only conceded seven goals in 15 matches en route to their ridiculous plus-32 goal differential.
Yet despite their brilliant play, Bayern are only four points clear of Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the table, so every point is vital.
That’s even truer at the bottom of the table, as there are four teams desperately fighting to avoid relegation. Eintracht Frankfurt, SC Freiburg, Nurnberg and TSV Eintracht Braunschweig are within three points of each other and at least five points behind the 14th-ranked Werder Bremen.
Here’s a look at how things stand in the Bundesliga:
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The first match of the weekend featured Hertha Berlin hosting Werder Bremen—who were trying to put their lopsided loss from the previous week behind them. They couldn’t do it, however, and the men from Berlin came out on top with a close 3-2 win thanks to a brace from forward Adrian Ramos.
Bremen took an early lead behind Nils Petersen’s 15th-minute strike, but Berlin quickly equalized after drawing a penalty in the 17th minute.
The first half ended with the teams tied at 2-2, but Ronny’s goal at the beginning of the second half was the difference in the game.
For Berlin, the win pushes them up to sixth for the time being, while Bremen’s loss extends their recent run of poor form.
Check back here for an updated table and a recap of the Week 17 action after Sunday’s matches.