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TEAM PROFILES

Arminia Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Bochum, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia MG, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Freiburg, Greuther Fürth, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Köln, Leipzig, Mainz, Paderborn, Schalke, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg

RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Frankfurt 1-6 Bayern
Bochum 1-2 Mainz
Augsburg 0-4 Freiburg
Wolfsburg 2-2 Werder
Union 3-1 Hertha
Gladbach 3-1 Hoffenheim
Dortmund 1-0 Leverkusen
Stuttgart 1-1 Leipzig
Köln 3-1 Schalke

Freiburg 1-3 Dortmund
Hoffenheim 3-2 Bochum
Werder 2-2 Stuttgart
Leipzig 2-2 Köln
Leverkusen 1-2 Augsburg
Hertha 1-1 Frankfurt
Schalke 2-2 Gladbach
Mainz 0-0 Union
Bayern 2-0 Wolfsburg

Gladbach 1-0 Hertha
Augsburg 1-2 Mainz
Wolfsburg 0-0 Schalke
Stuttgart 0-1 Freiburg
Dortmund 2-3 Werder
Leverkusen 0-3 Hoffenheim
Union 2-1 Leipzig
Frankfurt 1-1 Köln
Bochum 0-7 Bayern

Freiburg 1-0 Bochum
Mainz 0-3 Leverkusen
Leipzig 2-0 Wolfsburg
Hoffenheim 1-0 Augsburg
Schalke 1-6 Union
Hertha 0-1 Dortmund
Bayern 1-1 Gladbach
Köln 0-0 Stuttgart
Werder 3-4 Frankfurt

Dortmund 1-0 Hoffenheim
Union 1-1 Bayern
Leverkusen 2-3 Freiburg
Wolfsburg 2-4 Köln
Stuttgart 1-1 Schalke
Bochum 0-2 Werder
Frankfurt 4-0 Leipzig
Augsburg 0-2 Hertha
Gladbach 0-1 Mainz

Werder 0-1 Augsburg
Hertha 2-2 Leverkusen
Hoffenheim 4-1 Mainz
Leipzig 3-0 Dortmund
Bayern 2-2 Stuttgart
Frankfurt 0-1 Wolfsburg
Schalke 3-1 Bochum
Köln 0-1 Union
Freiburg 0-0 Gladbach

Mainz 1-1 Hertha
Augsburg 1-0 Bayern
Dortmund 1-0 Schalke
Stuttgart 1-3 Frankfurt
Leverkusen 1-1 Werder
Gladbach 3-0 Leipzig
Union 2-0 Wolfsburg
Bochum 1-1 Köln
Hoffenheim 0-0 Freiburg

Bayern 4-0 Leverkusen
Freiburg 2-1 Mainz
Köln 3-2 Dortmund
Wolfsburg 3-2 Stuttgart
Frankfurt 2-0 Union
Leipzig 4-0 Bochum
Werder 5-1 Gladbach
Hertha 1-1 Hoffenheim
Schalke 2-3 Augsburg

Hoffenheim 1-2 Werder
Bochum 3-0 Frankfurt
Leverkusen 4-0 Schalke
Augsburg 1-1 Wolfsburg
Mainz 1-1 Leipzig
Dortmund 2-2 Bayern
Gladbach 5-2 Köln
Hertha 2-2 Freiburg
Stuttgart 0-1 Union

Schalke 0-3 Hoffenheim
Stuttgart 4-1 Bochum
Frankfurt 5-1 Leverkusen
Wolfsburg 2-2 Gladbach
Werder 0-2 Mainz
Leipzig 3-2 Hertha
Köln 3-2 Augsburg
Union 2-0 Dortmund
Bayern 5-0 Freiburg

Mainz 5-0 Köln
Freiburg 2-0 Werder
Hoffenheim 0-2 Bayern
Leverkusen 2-2 Wolfsburg
Augsburg 3-3 Leipzig
Dortmund 5-0 Stuttgart
Gladbach 1-3 Frankfurt
Bochum 2-1 Union
Hertha 2-1 Schalke

Werder 1-0 Hertha
Leipzig 2-0 Leverkusen
Bayern 6-2 Mainz
Stuttgart 2-1 Augsburg
Wolfsburg 4-0 Bochum
Frankfurt 1-2 Dortmund
Union 2-1 Gladbach
Schalke 0-2 Freiburg
Köln 1-1 Hoffenheim

Gladbach 3-1 Stuttgart
Hertha 2-3 Bayern
Augsburg 1-2 Frankfurt
Dortmund 3-0 Bochum
Hoffenheim 1-3 Leipzig
Mainz 0-3 Wolfsburg
Werder 2-1 Schalke
Leverkusen 5-0 Union
Freiburg 2-0 Köln

Wolfsburg 2-0 Dortmund
Bayern 6-1 Werder
Bochum 2-1 Gladbach
Stuttgart 2-1 Hertha
Köln 1-2 Leverkusen
Frankfurt 4-2 Hoffenheim
Schalke 1-0 Mainz
Union 2-2 Augsburg
Leipzig 3-1 Freiburg

Matchday 15

Gladbach 4-2 Dortmund
Augsburg 0-1 Bochum
Hoffenheim 1-2 Wolfsburg
Leverkusen 2-0 Stuttgart
Werder 1-2 Leipzig
Hertha 2-0 Köln
Schalke 0-2 Bayern
Mainz 1-1 Frankfurt
Freiburg 4-1 Union

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Bayern Munich 15 10 4 1 49 13 +36 34
2 SC Freiburg 15 9 3 3 25 17 +8 30
3 RB Leipzig 15 8 4 3 30 21 +9 28
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 8 3 4 32 24 +8 27
5 Union Berlin 15 8 3 4 24 20 +4 27
6 Borussia Dortmund 15 8 1 6 25 21 +4 25
7 Wolfsburg 15 6 5 4 24 20 +4 23
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 15 6 4 5 28 24 +4 22
9 Werder Bremen 15 6 3 6 25 27 -2 21
10 Mainz 15 5 4 6 19 24 -5 19
11 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 15 5 3 7 22 22 +0 18
12 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 15 5 3 7 25 26 -1 18
13 FC Cologne 15 4 5 6 21 29 -8 17
14 Augsburg 1907 15 4 3 8 18 26 -8 15
15 Hertha Berlin 15 3 5 7 19 22 -3 14
16 Stuttgart 15 3 5 7 18 27 -9 14
17 VFL Bochum 15 4 1 10 14 36 -22 13
18 Schalke 04 15 2 3 10 13 32 -19 9

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Matchday 16

Leipzig vs Bayern
Frankfurt vs Schalke
Bochum vs Hertha
Union vs Hoffenheim
Wolfsburg vs Freiburg
Stuttgart vs Mainz
Köln vs Werder
Dortmund vs Augsburg
Gladbach vs Leverkusen

DFB POKAL

Bochum vs Dortmund
Union vs Wolfsburg
Paderborn vs Stuttgart
Nürnberg vs Düsseldorf
Leipzig vs Hoffenheim
Frankfurt vs Darmstadt
Mainz vs Bayern
Sandhausen vs Freiburg

Elversberg 0-1 Bochum
Augsburg 2-5 Bayern
Stuttgart 6-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Braunschweig 1-2 Wolfsburg
Freiburg 2-1 St. Pauli
Stuttgarter Kickers 0-2 Frankfurt
Darmstadt 2-1 Gladbach
Hannover 0-2 Dortmund
Jahn Regensburg 0-3 Düsseldorf
Paderborn 2(5)-(4)2 Werder Bremen
Union Berlin 2-0 Heidenheim
Sandhausen 2(8)-(7)2 Karlsruhe
Lübeck 0-3 Mainz
Leipzig 4-0 Hamburg
Waldhof 0-1 Nürnberg
Hoffenheim 5-1 Schalke

Kaan-Marienborn 0-2 Nürnberg
Dynamo Dresden 0-1 Stuttgart
Neustrelitz 0-8 Karlsruhe
1860 Munich 0-3 Dortmund
Viktoria Berlin 0-3 Bochum
Straelen 3-4 St Pauli
Wernigerode 0-10 Paderborn
Bayreuth 1-3 Hamburg
Illertissen 0-2 Heidenheim
Elversberg 4-3 Bayer Leverkusen
Lübeck 1-0 Hansa Rostock
Jahn Regensburg 2-2 Köln (4-3)
Carl Zeiss Jena 0-1 Wolfsburg
Offenbach 1-4 Düsseldorf
Stuttgarter Kickers 2-0 Fürth
Bremer SV 0-5 Schalke
Rehden 0-4 Sandhausen
Schott Mainz 0-3 Hannover
Rödinghausen 0-2 Hoffenheim
Kaiserslautern 1-2 Freiburg
Lohne 0-4 Augsburg
Oberachern 1-9 Borussia MG
Engers 1-7 Arminia Bielefeld
Braunschweig 4-4 Hertha Berlin (6-5)
Waldhof 0-0 Holstein Kiel (5-3)
Erzgebirge Aue 0-3 Mainz
Cottbus 1-2 Werder Bremen
Chemnitz 1-2 Union Berlin
Ingolstadt 0-3 Darmstadt
Magdeburg 0-4 Frankfurt
Ottensen 0-8 Leipzig
Viktoria Köln 0-5 Bayern Munich

HISTORY AND FORMAT

Kicking off in 1963, the Bundesliga is the elite football competition in Germany. It is the best-attended football league in the world and is currently ranked the fourth strongest in Europe. Matches are played at a fast pace with plenty of honest endeavour and sportsmanship. The Bundesliga tends to boast the highest goals per game ratio of the major European leagues. As the teams only have to play 34 league matches and participate in one domestic knock-out cup, the DFB Pokal, players are able to remain fresh all the way to the end of the season.

Format-wise, 18 teams take part in the competition each year with the top three entering the Champions League directly; the fourth placed side enters preliminary qualifying. At the other end of the table, the bottom two teams are automatically relegated, whilst the team in 16th place plays a two-legged relegation playoff with the team finishing third in the 2. Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich are the most successful team in the history of the competition with 31 titles to their name. They are the current holders of the Meisterschale after cruising to their tenth consecutive league win by eight points. Munich were thrashed 5-0 by Gladbach in the Pokal, which was eventually won by Leipzig, who claimed their first major piece of silverware with victory on penalties over Freiburg. The Bundesliga all-time top scorer is Gerd Müller, with 365 goals.

ROLL OF HONOUR

31 Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach 4 Werder Bremen 3 Hamburg, Stuttgart 2 Köln, Kaiserslautern 1 1860 Munich, Braunschweig, Nürnberg, Wolfsburg

20 Bayern Munich 6 Werder Bremen 5 Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund 4 Köln, Schalke 3 Stuttgart, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hamburg 2 Karlsruhe, Nurnberg, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Kaiserslautern 1 Rot-Weiss Essen, Schwarz-Weiss Essen, 1860 Munich, Kickers Offenbach, Bayer Uerdingen, Hannover, Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg, Leipzig

QUIZZES

WHO’S COMING UP?

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Darmstadt 17 10 6 1 27 15 +12 36
2 Hamburg 17 11 1 5 29 19 +10 34
3 Heidenheim 17 9 6 2 33 20 +13 33
4 FC Kaiserslautern 17 7 8 2 29 23 +6 29
5 Hannover 96 17 8 4 5 25 18 +7 28
6 Paderborn 17 8 2 7 35 22 +13 26
7 Fortuna Düsseldorf 17 8 2 7 26 20 +6 26
8 Holstein Kiel 17 6 7 4 30 28 +2 25
9 Hansa Rostock 17 6 3 8 17 23 -6 21
10 Greuther Fürth 17 4 8 5 22 26 -4 20
11 Nürnberg 17 5 4 8 16 25 -9 19
12 Jahn Regensburg 17 5 4 8 20 30 -10 19
13 Karlsruhe 17 5 3 9 26 30 -4 18
14 Eintracht Braunschweig 17 4 6 7 18 26 -8 18
15 FC St. Pauli 17 3 8 6 23 25 -2 17
16 Arminia Bielefeld 17 5 2 10 23 28 -5 17
17 Magdeburg 17 5 2 10 20 33 -13 17
18 Sandhausen 17 4 4 9 21 29 -8 16

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