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Bundesliga Table 2013 Week 14: Updated Standings Following Matchday 13

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 29:  Mario Gotze of FC Bayern Munchen during a training session prior to the UEFA Super Cup match between FC Bayern Munchen and Chelsea at Stadion Eden on August 29, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2013

Bundesliga's top squads will hash it out during Matchday 13's monumental bout highlighting the weekend's schedule.

Bayern Munich, who sports a first-place lead with 10 wins and 32 points, will look to gain ground on second-place Borussia Dortmund, who lingers closely behind with 28 points. While Dortmund can't surpass Munich with a victory, they would pull up right behind them.

Not only do title aspirations hang in the balance, there's bad blood between the two titans after Mario Gotze defected from Dortmund to Munich last April. The 21-year-old midfielder has netted just one goal in his new locale, but he now must return to his old stomping grounds to face fans still seething over his departure.

That, however, is just one of 10 matches on the slate. The table is sure to alter a bit throughout the weekend, so here's a look at how each squad stacks up.

Bundesliga Table—Matchday 13
Pos.TeamGPWDLGDPTS
1Bayern Munich1311202335
2Bayer Leverkusen1310121431
3Borussia Dortmund139131828
4Borussia Monchengladbach138141425
5VfL Wolfsburg13715422
6Schalke 0413634021
7Hertha Berlin13535318
8VfB Stuttgart13445116
9Mainz 0512516-616
10FC Augsburg13517-816
14Hamburg SV13436-115
12Werder Bremen12435-715
13Hannover 9613426-514
14TSG Hoffenheim13346-213
15Eintracht Frankfurt13256-711
16SC Freiburg13256-1011
17BTSV13228-158
18Nurnberg13085-138
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Friday's Results:

Borussia Monchengladbach 2, VfB Stuttgart 0

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21:  Alvaro Gonzalez (L) of S.S. Lazio celebrates with Antonio Candreva after scoring their second goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between S.S. Lazio and VfL Borussia Monchengladbach at Stadio Olimpic
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Monchengladbach will remain in fourth place after gaining a 2-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart. Depending on the Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund outcome, they'll either start Week 14 seven points out of first or three points behind third (or perhaps second if Bayer Leverkusen also loses). 

Monchengladbach grabbed their fourth straight Bundesliga victory with goals from Rafael Araujo and Oscar Wendt on opposite sides of the half. Araujo delivered his score in the 37th minute, while Wendt chimed in with an insurance goal at minute No. 73.

During their winning streak, Gladbach has outscored their opponents by a combined nine goals, winning each match by multiple scores. Stuttgart, on the other hand, slips to eighth place and will likely dip further before the weekend concludes.

Stuttgart has now won two of their last seven Bundesliga matches as they continue to trip down the table. They have not picked up a home victory since Sept. 1.

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