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Bundesliga Table 2013 Week 15: Updated Standings Following Matchday 14

HANOVER, GERMANY - AUGUST 31: Julian Baumgartlinger of Mainz runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Hannover 96 and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at HDI Arena on August 31, 2013 in Hannover, Germany.  (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Steven CookContributor IIINovember 29, 2013

The biggest and best of Bundesliga will take center stage over the weekend as the Week 14 slate unfolds.

To the surprise of very few, Bayern Munich have emerged as the top dogs thus far in the German league as they lead the rest of the clubs with 35 points. Bayer Leverkusen trail the defending champs by just four points, while Borussia Dortmund are clawing their way back into the picture at seven points back of Munich.

With Matchday 14 stretching across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, German football fans will be graced with action throughout the weekend from the nation's premier football landscape.

Here's a look at the current Bundesliga standings. 

Bundesliga Standings: Matchday 14
Pos.TeamGPWDLGDPTS
1Bayern Munich1412202538
2Bayer Leverkusen1411121734
3Borussia Dortmund1410132031
4Borussia Monchengladbach148141425
5Schalke 0414734324
6VfL Wolfsburg14725423
7Hertha Berlin14545319
8Mainz 0514617-719
9Hannover 9614527-517
10FC Augsburg14527-817
11Hamburg SV14446-116
12VfB Stuttgart14446-216
13Werder Bremen14446-816
14TSG Hoffenheim14356-214
15Eintracht Frankfurt14257-911
16SC Freiburg14257-1111
17Nurnberg14086-168
18Eintracht Braunschweig142210-188
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Check Bundesliga.com for the Week 14 schedule.

 

Friday's Results

VfL Wolfsburg 1, Hamburg SV 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23:  Martina Muller of VfL Wolfsburg celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Women's Champions League Final Match between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais at Stamford Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Lo
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Wolfsburg grabbed a point to stay on the cusp of the top four heading into the weekend with a home draw against Hamburg. 

The fifth-place squad fell behind at Volkswagen Arena after Hamburg's Hakan Calhanoglu netted the match's first goal in the 19th minute. But just 11 minutes later, the referee awarded Wolfsburg a penalty, which was abruptly scored by Ricardo Rodriguez. 

Although that was the only scoring on the day, this match was not short on fireworks. Hamburg only held 41 percent possession but fired eight shots on goal and 17 in total, so they were making the most of every offensive opportunity. Meanwhile, Wolfsburg got four shots on goal with 20 total.

If Borussia Monchengladbach surprise and end their winning streak against SC Freiburg this weekend, Wolfsburg would enter Week 15 with a chance to get into the top four. 

 

Saturday's Results

Bayer Leverkusen 3, Nurnberg 0

Bayern Munich 2, TSV Eintracht Braunschweig 0

Hertha Berlin 0, FC Augsburg 0 

Borussia Dortmund 3, Mainz 1

TSG Hoffenheim 4, Werder Bremen 4

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livese
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There were few surprises on Saturday as all of the top clubs came through with significant victories. 

Bayer Leverkusen did a good job of bouncing back from their disappointing performance against Manchester United in Champions League to earn a 3-0 victory against Nurnberg. Heung-Min Son stepped up in place of the injured Sidney Sam with two goals in the win.

Bayern Munich also had a big performance from a single player as Arjen Robben earned a brace to represent the only scoring in a 2-0 win. With Franck Ribery out, it is important that veteran leaders like this continue to produce big games.

Borussia Dortmund had a little bit more trouble with Mainz, as there was no score until the 70th minute. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the early lead before Maxim Choupo-Moting tied things up a few minutes later. 

However, two Robert Lewandowski penalty shots in the final 20 minutes helped secure a 3-1 win.

Still, the most exciting match of the day featured Hoffenheim and Bremen. The match featured eight goals, including an equalizer by Philipp Bargfrede to help Werder Bremen save at least one point and end in a 4-4 draw.

There is still a lot on the line for the remainder of the weekend, but the biggest clubs took care of business in Week 14.

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