Bundesliga Table 2013 Week 15: Updated Standings Following Matchday 14

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Bundesliga Table 2013 Week 15: Updated Standings Following Matchday 14
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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. Team GP W D L GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 14 12 2 0 25 38
2 Bayer Leverkusen 14 11 1 2 17 34
3 Borussia Dortmund 14 10 1 3 20 31
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 8 1 4 14 25
5 Schalke 04 14 7 3 4 3 24
6 VfL Wolfsburg 14 7 2 5 4 23
7 Hertha Berlin 14 5 4 5 3 19
8 Mainz 05 14 6 1 7 -7 19
9 Hannover 96 14 5 2 7 -5 17
10 FC Augsburg 14 5 2 7 -8 17
11 Hamburg SV 14 4 4 6 -1 16
12 VfB Stuttgart 14 4 4 6 -2 16
13 Werder Bremen 14 4 4 6 -8 16
14 TSG Hoffenheim 14 3 5 6 -2 14
15 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 2 5 7 -9 11
16 SC Freiburg 14 2 5 7 -11 11
17 Nurnberg 14 0 8 6 -16 8
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 14 2 2 10 -18 8

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Check Bundesliga.com for the Week 14 schedule.

 

Friday's Results

VfL Wolfsburg 1, Hamburg SV 1

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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

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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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