Bundesliga Week 26 Wrap: Bayern, Leipzig rain goals
German Bundesliga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 03/04/2017
There were so many goals to savour in the German Bundesliga over the weekend as Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig raked in ten goals between themselves but it turned out a disappointing one for Borussia Dortmund.Dortmund's extremely faint hopes of catching league leaders Bayern Munich are all, but extinguished after the reigning champions hammered Augsburg 6-0 to leave BVB 18 points off the pace in fourth.Robert Lewandowski helped himself to a hat-trick at the Allianz Arena, while Thomas Muller bagged a brace and Thiago Alcantra notched one.It took Poland's Lewandowski only 17 minutes to get the ball rolling on his fifth treble of the season for club and country and he set up Muller for Bayern's second nine minutes before half-time.The Bavarians let rip in the second half with Lewandowski scoring either side of Thiago's 62nd-minute strike, yet leaving Muller to add the gloss from a Jerome Boateng assist in the final exchanges.Second-placed RB Leipzig are unlikely to bridge the 13-point gap on the runaway leaders, but they are certainly not showing any signs of slowing down, as their 4-0 home win over Darmstadt proves.Naby Keita opened and closed the scoring against the basement boys, with Emil Forsberg and Willi Orban propelling the promoted club to their widest margin of top-flight victory since mid-September.A return to the second division beckons for Darmstadt, who lost defender Sandro Sirigu to a red card. Hamburg look set to pull clear of danger, however, after the northerners made it three wins from four with a 2-1 success against Cologne.Nicolai Muller's opener was cancelled out by Milo Jojic, but a second-half stoppage-time strike from Lewis Holtby got Hamburg over the line.Werder Bremen ran out 5-2 victors at Freiburg thanks to a Thomas Delaney hat-trick.Mario Gomez plundered a hat-trick inside seven minutes as Wolfsburg saw a remarkable fightback victory over Bayer Leverkusen snatched from their grasp in a dramatic conclusion on Sunday.The visitors, who ran out at the BayArena sitting in 15th place in the Bundesliga table, looked to be in deep trouble when Kevin Volland's 65th-minute strike handed the home side a 2-0 lead after Karim Bellarabi had opened the scoring before the break.Academy graduate Thilo Kehrer earned Schalke their share of the spoils from the 150th Revierderby as Borussia Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 24th Bundesliga goal of the season put Thomas Tuchel's Champions League hopefuls on the right track after the break at the Veltins-Arena.But 24 minutes later 20-year-old Kehrer, making only his 11th senior start for the Gelsenkirchen club, ensured honours were even with a near-post finish to open his account in blue.