Want to know what happened in Matchday 24 in the Bundesliga? We round up the two games from Saturday March 18.
Leipzig’s form continues to slump as they were beaten 3-0 away at Werder Bremen. They are ten points behind leaders Bayern Munich with nine games to play.
The team in second place in the Bundesliga missed several chances before Bremen capitalised; Zlatko Junuzovic won the ball and hammered a half-volley in from 25 yards ten minutes before half-time.
Bremen’s second was a set piece off the training ground as Junuzovic passed a free-kick into the box to Florian Grillitsch, who had lost his man, and the midfielder rifled his shot in from the penalty spot.
Bremen completed their win in the final minute on the counter, Fin Bartels was played in down the wing before squaring to Aron Johannsson.
The substitute’s shot was saved but fell straight to Florian Kainz who took a touch and poked into the empty net.
Anthony Modeste scored a hat-trick as Koln beat Hertha Berlin 4-2 to move within three points of their opponents.
But it was Yuya Osako that gave them the lead after just six minutes when his long-range effort was too strong for Rune Jarstein.
There were then two quick-fire goals from Modeste; the first came in the 35th minute when Osako crossed for the striker who swept a shot in from 12 yards.
Two minutes later he had his second when Koln won the ball back and Matthias Lehmann played a long ball through to Modeste, who had beaten the offside trap, and he finished well.
Berlin’s top scorer Vedad Ibisevic pulled one back five minutes after the break when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Niklas Stark.
After 63 minutes Modeste completed his hat-trick in similar fashion to his second. Marco Höger played him in behind a high Berlin back line and he raced through before scoring low.
John Brooks headed one in from a corner with twenty minutes to play but it couldn’t spark a comeback for Hertha.
Wolfsburg 1-0 Darmstadt
Koln 4-2 Hertha Berlin
Augsburg 1-1 Freiburg
Werder Bremen 3-0 RB Leipzig
Hoffenheim 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen