Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break

Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break

Franck Ribery scored twice for champions Bayern Munich to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Saturday and climb to second place, six points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at the start of the winter break.

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach

Borussia Dortmund edged second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday to bounce back from their first league loss in midweek and restore a nine-point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall

American forward Haji Wright's first Bundesliga goal was not enough to save Schalke from a 2-1 loss that gave Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich a lifeline on Wednesday.

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Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break
Eintracht Frankfurt 0 - 3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich close gap on Borussia Dortmund ahead of winter break

Franck Ribery scored twice for champions Bayern Munich to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Saturday and climb to second place, six points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at the start of the winter break.

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach
Borussia Dortmund 2 - 1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus score as Borussia Dortmund beat Gladbach

Borussia Dortmund edged second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday to bounce back from their first league loss in midweek and restore a nine-point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall
Schalke 04 1 - 2 Bayer Leverkusen

Haji Wright scores off Weston McKennie assist but Schalke 04 fall

American forward Haji Wright's first Bundesliga goal was not enough to save Schalke from a 2-1 loss that gave Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich a lifeline on Wednesday.

Ribery goal earns Bayern win over Leipzig, cuts gap to Dortmund to six
Bayern 1 - 0 Leipzig

Ribery goal earns Bayern win over Leipzig, cuts gap to Dortmund to six

Franck Ribery scored an 83rd-minute winner as champions Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 1-0 on Wednesday to cut the gap to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points with one game remaining before the winter break.

Borussia Dortmund stunned by Fortuna in first league loss this term
Fortuna Duesseldorf 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund stunned by Fortuna in first league loss this term

Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 loss at promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf on Tuesday that snapped their unbeaten league start and cut their lead to six points.

Doubles for Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner as Leipzig thrash Mainz
Leipzig 4- 1 Mainz

Doubles for Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner as Leipzig thrash Mainz

Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner both scored twice as RB Leipzig crushed Mainz 4-1 on Sunday to maintain their hold on fourth place in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund nine points clear in Bundesliga as winter break looms
Borussia Dortmund 2 - 1 Werder Bremen

Borussia Dortmund nine points clear in Bundesliga as winter break looms

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged past Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday to open up a nine-point gap that guarantees they will stay top going into the winter break later this month.

Bayern Munich hammer Hannover to keep pressure on Dortmund
Hannover 0 - 4 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich hammer Hannover to keep pressure on Dortmund

Bayern Munich demolished hosts Hanover 96 4-0 on Saturday to make it three league wins in a row for the rejuvenated champions while moving them to within six points of leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Gladbach ease past Stuttgart to reclaim second spot
Borussia Moenchengladbach 3 - 0 VfB Stuttgart

Gladbach ease past Stuttgart to reclaim second spot

Borussia Moenchengladbach beat VfB Stuttgart 3-0 on Sunday, with all the goals coming in a span of 15 minutes, to reclaim second spot in the Bundesliga with their fourth victory in the last five league games.

Bayern Munich cruise past Nurnberg to go second, continue recovery
Bayern Munich 3 - 0 Nurnberg

Bayern Munich cruise past Nurnberg to go second, continue recovery

Champions Bayern Munich eased past Nuremberg 3-0 in the Bavarian derby with two goals from Robert Lewandowski, to continue their recovery from a dip in form and move into second place.

Jadon Sancho strikes late to hand Borussia Dortmund win over Schalke
Schalke 1 - 2 Borussia Dortmund

Jadon Sancho strikes late to hand Borussia Dortmund win over Schalke

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho netted a late goal to give the Bundesliga leaders a 2-1 win at bitter rivals Schalke in the Ruhr valley derby and send them nine points clear of Bayern Munich in second place.

U.S. youngster Josh Sargent scores for Werder Bremen in Bundesliga debut
Werder Bremen 3 - 1 Fortuna Duesseldorf

U.S. youngster Josh Sargent scores for Werder Bremen in Bundesliga debut

American striker Josh Sargent, 18, scored on his first touch in the Bundesliga -- two minutes into his professional club debut -- with a 78th-minute header that helped Werder Bremen beat visiting Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-1 on Friday.

Leaders Borussia Dortmund made to sweat for 2-0 win over Freiburg
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Freiburg

Leaders Borussia Dortmund made to sweat for 2-0 win over Freiburg

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday to open up a seven-point gap at the top of the table with their fourth consecutive league win.

Serge Gnabry double steers troubled Bayern Munich past Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen 1 - 2 Bayern Munich

Serge Gnabry double steers troubled Bayern Munich past Werder Bremen

Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry scored twice to help beat his former club Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday as the embattled champions notched their first win in four Bundesliga matches.

Gladbach beat Hanover 4-1 to tighten grip on second place
Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-1 Hanover 96

Gladbach beat Hanover 4-1 to tighten grip on second place

Borussia Moenchengladbach cruised to a 4-1 win over Hanover 96 on Sunday thanks to their prolific attack as they secured a fifth win in the last six matches to tighten their hold on second place in the Bundesliga.

Paco Alcacer scores again as Borussia Dortmund edge past Mainz
Mainz 1 - 2 Borussia Dortmund

Paco Alcacer scores again as Borussia Dortmund edge past Mainz

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund got second-half goals from super-sub Paco Alcacer and Lukasz Piszczek to edge past Mainz 2-1 on Saturday and open up a seven-point gap at the top.

Bayern Munich held to draw at home by Fortuna Dusseldorf
Bayern Munich 3 - 3 Fortuna Dusseldorf

Bayern Munich held to draw at home by Fortuna Dusseldorf

Dodi Lukebakio completed a hat trick in stoppage time to earn Fortuna Dusseldorf a remarkable 3-3 draw at champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Paco Alcacer scores winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 3-2
Borussia Dortmund 3 - 2 Bayern Munich

Paco Alcacer scores winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 3-2

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund twice came from a goal down to beat champions Bayern Munich 3-2 with substitute Paco Alcacer's second-half winner enabling them to move seven points clear of their great rivals at the top.

Reiss Nelson continues blistering form as Arsenal loanee seals Hoffenheim win
Hoffenheim 2 - 1 Augsburg

Reiss Nelson continues blistering form as Arsenal loanee seals Hoffenheim win

Reiss Nelson continued his excellent form as the on-loan Arsenal youngster scored the winner for Hoffenheim against Augsburg on Saturday.

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BUNDESLIGA STANDINGS
  Pos Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Borussia Dortmund 15 12 3 0 41 15 26 39
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 15 9 3 3 33 16 17 30
3 Bayern Munich 15 9 3 3 32 18 14 30
4 RB Leipzig 15 8 4 3 28 14 14 28
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 8 2 5 32 18 14 26
6 TSG Hoffenheim 15 6 5 4 30 21 9 23
7 Hertha Berlin 15 6 5 4 23 22 1 23
8 VfL Wolfsburg 15 6 4 5 22 20 2 22
9 Werder Bremen 15 6 3 6 25 25 0 21
10 Mainz 15 5 4 6 14 19 -5 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 15 5 3 7 21 27 -6 18
12 SC Freiburg 15 4 5 6 19 24 -5 17
13 Schalke 04 15 4 3 8 16 21 -5 15
14 FC Augsburg 15 3 5 7 21 24 -3 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 15 4 2 9 11 30 -19 14
16 Fortuna Dusseldorf 15 3 3 9 16 32 -16 12
17 Nurnberg 15 2 5 8 14 35 -21 11
18 Hannover 96 15 2 4 9 16 33 -17 10
  Pos Team GP Pts
1 Borussia Dortmund 15 39
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 15 30
3 Bayern Munich 15 30
4 RB Leipzig 15 28
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 26
6 TSG Hoffenheim 15 23
7 Hertha Berlin 15 23
8 VfL Wolfsburg 15 22
9 Werder Bremen 15 21
10 Mainz 15 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 15 18
12 SC Freiburg 15 17
13 Schalke 04 15 15
14 FC Augsburg 15 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 15 14
16 Fortuna Dusseldorf 15 12
17 Nurnberg 15 11
18 Hannover 96 15 10
RESULTS
FIXTURES
  Date Game
22/12/2018 Bayer Leverkusen - Hertha BSC
22/12/2018 RB Leipzig - Werder Bremen
22/12/2018 Stuttgart - Schalke 04
22/12/2018 Hannover 96 - Fortuna Dusseldorf
22/12/2018 NГјrnberg - Freiburg
22/12/2018 Eintracht - Bayern Munchen
22/12/2018 Augsburg - Wolfsburg
22/12/2018 Hoffenheim - Mainz 05
22/12/2018 Borussia Dortmund - Borussia M'gla
FIXTURES
  Date Game
19/01/2019 Hoffenheim -- Bayern Munchen
19/01/2019 Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia M'gladbach
19/01/2019 Stuttgart - Mainz 05
19/01/2019 Eintracht - Freiburg
19/01/2019 Augsburg - Fortuna Dusseldorf
19/01/2019 Hannover 96 - Werder Bremen
19/01/2019 RB Leipzig - Borussia Dortmund
19/01/2019 Nurnberg - Hertha BSC
19/01/2019 Schalke 04 - Wolfsburg
TOP SCORERS
  Pos Player Team Goals  
1 Paco Alcacer Dortmund 11
2 L. Jovic Frankfurt 10
3 R. Lewandowski Bayern Munchen 10
4 M. Reus Dortmund 10
5 T. Werner Leipzig 10
6 S. Haller Frankfurt 9
7 A. Plea M'gladbach 8
8 Y. Poulsen Leipzig 8
9 T. Hazard M'gladbach 8
10 A. Finnbogason Augsburg 7
19/01/2019
04:00 | Australian Open 2019
06:00 | Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov - Australian Open
09:00 | Timea Bacsinszky vs Garbine Muguruza - Australian Open
09:00 | Simona Halep vs Venus Williams - Australian Open
09:00 | Alexander Zverev vs Alex Bolt - Australian Open
09:00 | Camila Giorgi vs Karolina Pliskova - Australian Open
15:00 | Roma - Torino
15:30 | Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia M'gladbach
16:00 | Liverpool - Crystal Palace
16:00 | Manchester United - Brighton
16:15 | Real Madrid - Sevilla
17:00 | PSG - Guingamp
18:30 | Huesca - Atletico Madrid
18:30 | RB Leipzig - Borussia Dortmund
18:30 | Arsenal - Chelsea
20:00 | Monaco - Strasbourg
20:30 | Inter Milan - Sassuolo
20/01/2019
01:00 | Petra Kvitova vs Amanda Anisimova - Australian Open
02:00 | Frances Tiafoe vs Grigor Dimitrov - Australian Open
02:30 | Ashleigh Barty vs Maria Sharapova - Australian Open
04:00 | Australian Open 2019
06:00 | Tomas Berdych - Rafa Nadal - Australian Open
06:00 | Danielle Collins vs Angelique Kerber - Australian Open
06:00 | Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut - Australian Open
09:00 | Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer - Australian Open
09:00 | Sloane Stephens v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova - Australian Open
14:30 | Huddersfield Town - Manchester City
15:00 | Rennes - Montpellier
17:00 | Caen - Olympique Marseille
17:00 | Fulham - Tottenham Hotspur
20:30 | Napoli - Lazio
20:45 | Barcelona - Leganes
21:00 | Saint-Etienne - Olympique Lyon
21/01/2019
04:00 | Australian Open 2019
19:00 | Juventus - Chievo
21:00 | Genoa - Milan
22/01/2019
04:00 | Australian Open 2019
20:45 | Chelsea - Tottenham Hotspur
20:45 | Burton Albion - Manchester City
DERBY OF THE WEEK
Arsenal - Chelsea
Derby of the week
18:30
19/01/2019
Derby of the week
W 2.90    
   W 2.30
The odds are correct at the time of publishing
14:00 14-01-2019 and are subject to change
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