Bundesliga Results: Analysis for Dortmund vs. Leverkusen and All the Matches

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterDecember 6, 2013

Bundesliga Results: Analysis for Dortmund vs. Leverkusen and All the Matches

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    Borussia Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in the Bundesliga's big match of the weekend. But that's far from the only good game in a packed schedule.

    Nurnberg and Mainz kicked off the weekend with a match on Friday evening. Then six matches were slated for Saturday, with two more set for Sunday.

    In the following slides, we take a closer look at all the action.

    Stats via WhoScored.com.

    Click here for the league table.

Sunday Games: Wins for Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin

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    Ivica Olic
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    Wolfsburg kept themselves firmly in the mix for Champions League qualification with a 3-0 win at Freiburg.

    Early goals from Maximilian Arnold and Ivica Olic put Wolfsburg in control.

    The win was sealed when Marcel Schafer netted in the final minute.

    Eintracht Braunschweig remain rooted to the foot of the table after falling to a 3-0 defeat to Hertha Berlin.

    Adrian Ramos and Tolga Cigerci netted the goals.

Nurnberg 1-1 Mainz

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    Mainz's Shinji Okazaki scored in the second half to deny hosts Nurnberg a first league win of the season, with the teams drawing 1-1.

    Nurnberg had gone ahead through Per Nilsson's fifth-minute goal, but Okazaki equalized in the 74th minute. The visitors had substitute Petar Sliskovic—who had replaced Okazaki in the 78th minute—sent off in second-half stoppage time.

    Still winless on the season, Nurnberg are 17th with nine points. Mainz are seventh on 20 points.


    Shots: Nurnberg 16-12 Mainz

    On target: Nurnberg 5-4 Mainz

    Passing: Nurnberg 78%-69% Mainz

    Possession: Nurnberg 61%-39% Mainz

Werder Bremen 0-7 Bayern Munich

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    Bayern Munich put on a clinic to destroy Werder Bremen 7-0 in their own backyard.

    Goals from Daniel van Buyten, Franck Ribery (two), Thomas Mueller, Mario Mandzukic, Mario Goetze and an own-goal from Assani Lukimya were enough to bury the opposition with consummate ease.

    The win lifts Pep Guardiola's men seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table for the time being.


    Shots: Werder 6-17 Bayern

    On target: Werder 2-10 Bayern

    Passing: Werder 62%-89% Bayern

    Possession: Werder 26%-74% Bayern

Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 Schalke

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    Borussia Moenchengladbach extended their winning streak to six straight games in beating Schalke 2-1 at Borussia Park.

    First-half strikes from Jefferson Farfan and Raffael set up an interesting battle, but the home side's cause was helped by a first-half sending off for Benedikt Hoewedes.

    The resulting penalty was guided home by Max Kruse to seal the win.


    Shots: Gladbach 19-9 Schalke

    On target: Gladbach 8-3 Schalke

    Passing: Gladbach 88%-83% Schalke

    Possession: Gladbach 55%-45% Schalke

Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

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    Borussia Dortmund fell further behind in the Bundesliga title race by losing on home turf to Bayer Leverkusen.

    Die Schwarzgelben have dealt with a horrendous slate of injuries and sustained yet more on Saturday, with Nuri Sahin and Sven Bender both being escorted off with fresh ailments.

    Heung-Min Son scored the only goal of the game, rounding 'keeper Roman Weidenfeller and slotting home expertly in the first half.


    Shots: BVB 13-7 Leverkusen

    On targetBVB 5-4 Leverkusen

    PassingBVB 78%-70% Leverkusen

    PossessionBVB 55%-45% Leverkusen

The Rest of Saturday's Games

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    Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 TSG Hoffenheim

    Sven Schippenlock and Roberto Firmino scored goals either side of a Joselu strike to seal another entertaining victory for the Hoffe.


    Hamburg SV 0-1 Augsburg

    Augsburg continued their assault on the top half of the Bundesliga with a strong away victory at Hamburg. Raul Bobadilla, a summer signing from Basel, scored the only goal.


    VfB Stuttgart 4-2 Hannover 96

    Stuttgart stopped the rot on a two-game losing streak by beating Hannover 4-2 at home. Martin Harnik, Vedad Ibisevic and Ibrahima Traore were among the goals once again.