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Football in Germany returned with a bang last weekend, and a full round of fixtures kicked off with a one-sided derby on Friday night as Hertha Berlin crushed Union Berlin 4-0.
As for today, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are both in action before their midweek Klassiker: BVB won 2-0 at Wolfsburg, while table-toppers Bayern host Eintracht Frankfurt in the late kick-off.
There’s plenty of entertainment elsewhere: Borussia Monchengladbach were beaten 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen thanks to a Kai Havertz brace; Hoffenheim and Paderborn drew 1-1, while Freiburg were beaten 1-0 at home by Werder Bremen.
You can watch all the action on BT Sport today, and follow in-game updates with our LIVE blog…
70 mins | Bayern are back in control after that Frankfurt flurry with Trapp forced into a decent save with his feet to keep out a fifth.
63 mins | First Bayern change of the afternoon: Serge Gnabry is onto replace Perisic.
61 mins | Bayern grab another! Woeful defending this time from the visitors.
Davies races forward, cutting in from the left but is seemingly crowded out as he reaches the edge of the box. Fernandes however gives him a second go, knocking the ball back into his path, allowing the Canadian to slot home.
GOAL! Bayern 4-2 Frankfurt | Alphonso Davies, 60 mins
58 mins | Kostic now races forward menacingly down the left, looking to pick out a teammate in the middle, forcing Davies into the clearance.
56 mins | Hinteregger does it again! Frankfurt, out of nowhere, are right back in this.
It’s appalling marking again from Bayern with Hinteregger cutting across the box to glance home a superb header from a corner. His eighth of the season!
GOAL! Bayern 3-2 Frankfurt | Martin Hinteregger, 55 mins
53 mins | Now it is Bayern who are caught sleeping! A Frankfurt corner comes in and is cleared straight into the air. Bayern players stand and watch it fall straight down to Hinteregger, who finds the far corner.
GOAL! Bayern 3-1 Frankfurt | Martin Hinteregger, 51 mins
47 mins | Frankfurt players got a quick half-time kip in, it seems, and were still fast asleep there. An easy ball over the top finds Coman who has sauntered into space behind the visitors’ defence. He loops a cross over for Lewandowski who is well placed to steer a header home. Easy.
GOAL! Bayern 3-0 Frankfurt | Robert Lewandowski, 46 mins
And we are back underway for the second half.
Hummels blow for Dortmund?
Mats Hummels was forced off at the break earlier with the Borussia Dortmund a doubt for Tuesday’s clash with former club Bayern Munich.
“Mats has problems with his Achilles tendon. We hope that he can play on Tuesday,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.
Bayern in control at the break.
42 mins | Bayern double their lead! Frankfurt ride their luck for a few minutes as the hosts fail to find the killer ball but they are eventually punished with Muller doing well to control a bouncing cross from the left before drilling home.
GOAL! Bayern 2-0 Frankfurt | Thomas Muller, 40 mins
39 mins | From that resulting corner, Muller nods across looking for the far corner after latching onto Kimmich’s wonderful delivery. His effort bounces just wide.
37 mins | Play eventually continues with the ball breaking to Alaba 25 yards out. He tries his luck with a fine effort from range that Trapp just about manages to bat away.
34 mins | Lewandowski is taken down off the ball but the advantage is played with Coman picking it up. He twists and turns with his shot eventually cannoning off a defender – play will be pulled back for that initial foul.
30 mins | Davies goes for the one-two with Perisic and the Croatian frees him with a beautiful return that sets him off upfield. This time however Frankfurt are able to get men around him quickly however and snuff out the attack.
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Gameweek 27 fixtures and results
|Friday, May 22||Kick-off||Our coverage||TV/highlights|
|Hertha Berlin 4-0 Union Berlin||7.30pm||LIVE||BT Sport 1|
|Saturday, May 23||
|Borussia Monchengladbach 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen||2:30pm||LIVE||BT Sport 2|
|Wolfsburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund||2:30pm||LIVE||BT Sport 1|
|Paderborn 1-1 Hoffenheim||2:30pm||LIVE||BT Sport Extra 1|
|Freiburg 0-1 Werder Bremen||2:30pm||LIVE||BT Sport 3|
|Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt||5:30pm||LIVE||BT Sport 1|
|Sunday, May 24||
|Schalke vs Augsburg||12:30pm||LIVE||BT Sport 1|
|Mainz vs RB Leipzig||2.30pm||LIVE||BT Sport 1|
|Koln vs Fortuna Dusseldorf||5pm||LIVE||BT Sport 1|
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