Bundesliga, matchday 29

Saturday conference on the ticker protocol.

The essentials in summary: In the race for Champions League places, RB Leipzig maintained fourth place with a 3-0 (1-0) victory against VfL Wolfsburg. Borussia Dortmund occupies fifth place with a 2-1 (2-1) victory at Borussia Mönchengladbach. In the fight for relegation, FSV Mainz 05 is within sight of the places of salvation thanks to the 4:1 (0:1) against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The difference with VfL Bochum, who played 1:1 (0:1) against 1. FC Heidenheim under new coach Heiko Butscher, is now only one point.

Borussia Mgladbach – Borussia Dortmund 1:2 (1:2)

0:1 Sabitzer (22nd), 0:2 Sabitzer (28th/FE), 1:2 Wöber (36th)

Particular incidents: Penalty annulled for Sabitzer (52nd), yellow-red for Dortmund's Adeyemi (55th)

RB Leipzig – VfL Wolfsburg 3:0 (1:0)

1:0 Olmo (13th), 2:0 Sesko (68th), 3:0 Openda (82nd)

Mainz 05 – TSG Hoffenheim 4:1 (0:1)

0:1 Kaderabek (19th), 1:1 Burkardt (47th), 2:1 Mwene (51st), 3:1 Gruda (63rd), 4:1 Onisiwo (88th)

VfL Bochum – 1. FC Heidenheim 1:1 (0:0)

0:1 Schlotterbeck (81./ET), 1:1 Schlotterbeck (90.)

Specific incidents: Goals by Beste from Heidenheim (43rd) and Asano from Bochum (63rd) were disallowed

RB Leipzig – VfL Wolfsburg (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.)

Situation: RB Leipzig must keep Borussia Dortmund at bay with a victory. But Wolfsburg have won both games this season against the Saxons. Only in DFB-Cup, then in the league. And with Hasenhüttl now joins an RB expert as VfL coach.

Statistics: RB and VfL face each other on equal terms. In the 15 games so far the Saxons have won six, Wolfsburg won four times.

Personnel: RB has to replace the restricted space with yellow, Poulsen is absent due to a torn muscle fiber. In Wolfsburg, Lacroix is ​​suspended, Nmecha and Rogerio have muscle problems.

Special: RB meets Hasenhüttl for the first time first Bundesliga-Coach. Furthermore, former sporting director Schäfer, associated with RB, has an explosive personality that looms over the game.

FSV Mainz 05 – TSG Hoffenheim (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.)

Situation: With 23 points, Mainz now even has its sights set on the non-relegation places. The clear victory against Darmstadt recently gave momentum. Hoffenheim (36) is a contender for the Europe o Conference League.

Statistics: TSG last won in Mainz in May 2020, so crown-Conditions without spectators.

Personnel: Mainz coach Henriksen has found his guarantees in the fight for relegation. At Hoffenheim, Matarazzo will be able to count on central defender Kabak, recently injured, again.

Special: Who is missing in the relegation battle? This question is especially important for Mainz 05. Nine players currently have four yellow cards and are at risk of being ruled out in the coming weeks.

Borussia Mönchengladbach – Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.)

Situation: Between the two Champions League matches against Atlético de Madrid, the prestigious Bundesliga duel is particularly explosive for BVB. Borussia Westphalia urgently needs points in the fight for a new qualification for the Champions League.

Statistics: Gladbach have won their last three home games against Dortmund. There has not been a tie between both teams in 21 games.

Personnel: The Gladbachers are missing Kramer and Koné, the guests are still missing the former Gladbacher Bensebaini. That's why he has turned to painting.

Particularity: BVB are unbeaten in nine away games in the Bundesliga and have so far only lost in Stuttgart this season.

VfL Bochum – 1. FC Heidenheim (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.)

Situation: VfL Bochum is in crisis, they have separated from coach Letsch and are now coached by Butscher. Revierclub is three points from the relegation zone. Promoted Stories Heidenheim have seven more points and recently defeated Bayern.

Statistics: The two clubs have met in 16 matches in all competitions so far. VfL won nine times, Heidenheim won four and three games ended in draws.

Personnel: Bochum has no major personnel concerns. Dovedan will not be in Heidenheim due to suspension. Beck is questionable, but Theuerkauf could return to the team.

Special: Both teams defeated at home FC Bayern Munich, both 3:2.

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