Here are some of the actions that went down yesterday in Bundesliga matchday 28 – Season 2019-2020.
RB Leipzig’s slim title hopes faded further and became even slimmer after Krzysztof Piatek’s late penalty earned Hertha Berlin a point away from home at an empty Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, with Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig’s side having been reduced to 10 men in a wavering Bundesliga encounter on Wednesday.
The result left RB Leipzig third with 55 points from 28 games, nine points behind the leaders, Bayern Munich, and two points adrift of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, while Hertha moved up one place to 10th position on the log with 35 points.
Elsewhere Fortuna Düsseldorf piled more misery on the Schalke manager, David Wagner, with a 2-1 home win that eased their own relegation troubles. Schalke, without a win in the league since January, saw their frustrations increase as they allowed Düsseldorf to come from behind to win the encounter, with a bit of help from more goalkeeping errors from Markus Schubert.
Hoffenheim increased the tempo at which they’re knocking on the doors of the European places after a 3-1 home win over Cologne in which both sides finished with 10 men. Christoph Baumgartner put Hoffenheim ahead 11 minutes into the match, and Cologne’s problems grew when Sebastiaan Bornauw was dismissed in the 26th minute.
Baumgartner scored his second of the night to double the lead in the first minute of the second half and Steven Zuber added another two minutes later with a goal to his name. The Hoffenheim skipper, Benjamin Hübner, was the next player on the pitch to see red, five minutes into the second half, helping Cologne get a goal back through Florian Kainz but there would be no comeback as Hoffenheim ended up winning the match.
Ridle Baku finally ended a run of 40 Bundesliga games without a goal as he put Mainz in front at Union Berlin, but the match ended in a draw as Marcus Ingvartsen’s free-kick earned the hosts a valuable point.
Finally, Augsburg and Paderborn shared the spoils following a goalless draw.
|RB Leipzig||2-2||Hertha BSC|
|TSV Fortuna 95 Düsseldorf||2-1||FC Schalke 04|
|TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||3-1||1. FC Köln|
|FC Augsburg||0-0||SC Paderborn 07|
|1. FC Union Berlin||1-1||1. FSV Mainz 05|
The next German Bundesliga match between Freiburg and Bayern Leverkusen at the Schwarzwald-Stadion will hold tomorrow, 29th of May 2020.
Photo credits: Reuters