Bundesliga Table 2013 Week 16: Updated Standings Following Matchday 15

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  Franck Ribery congratulates Arjen Robben of Muenchen after he scored a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Muenchen at Etihad Stadium on October 2, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich's four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table over Bayer Leverkusen at the start of Week 16 leaves them assured of entering Week 17 as the team on top. 

Of course, with a match against 13th-place Werder on tap, Munich shouldn't be walking away with anything less than three points anyway.

On top of that, the two teams directly behind Munich in the table will be busy battling each other. 

Borussia Dortmund will host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday at Signal-Iduna-Park. Dortmund can't let this opportunity pass. Trailing Leverkusen by three points in the table, Dortmund must use the home pitch to help send Leverkusen to defeat. 

That match highlights a Saturday packed with action. Six matches are scheduled for Saturday, and they will be followed up by two on Sunday. 

On Friday, Nurnberg and Mainz got Week 16 action underway. Check out the latest table and then a recap for the completed action. 

Bundesliga Table for Matchday 15
1Bayern Munich1513203247
2Bayer Leverkusen1512121837
3Borussia Dortmund1510141931
4Borussia Monchengladbach1510141631
5VfL Wolfsburg15825726
6Schalke 0415735224
7Hertha Berlin15645522
8Mainz 0515627-720
9FC Augsburg15627-720
10VfB Stuttgart15546019
11TSG Hoffenheim15456-117
12Hannover 9615528-717
13Hamburg SV15447-216
14Werder Bremen15447-1516
15Eintracht Frankfurt15258-1011
16SC Freiburg15258-1111
18Eintracht Braunschweig152211-188

Nurnberg's Per Nilsson netted a goal in the fifth minute to delight the home fans at Grundig-Stadion. Those fans are certainly anxious for something to cheer about. 

Nurnberg entered this match still looking for their first win of the season. For most of Friday, it looked like they were going to get it. 

With aggressive and effective play, Nurnberg showed some of their best form all year.

At match's end, they had controlled 61 percent of possession, made two more tackles and had five less fouls. It was all for naught, however. Well, all for a single point, I suppose. 

Shinji Okazaki netted an equalizer in the 75th minute for the game's final score. 

The point wasn't enough to push Nurnberg out of the bottom two. It was enough to help Mainz overtake Hertha Berlin for seventh.