Bayern, Dortmund win big in Bundesliga

Berlin, April 14 (IANS) Newly-crowned German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich sealed their 25th win of the season against a hapless Nuremberg while Borussia Dortmund showed no mercy against bottom side Fuerth to wrap up a 6-1 win in the 29th round.

Bayern Munich’s second string side sealed an expected but convincing 4-0 victory at the Bavarian derby over Nuremberg thanks to goals from Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez, Rafinha and Xherdan Shaqiri, reports Xinhua.

Dortmund dominated last positioned and newly promoted side Greuther Fuerth 6-1 to inflict the hosts’ 18th loss of the season.

Mario Goetze and Ilkay Guendogan both scored a brace for Dortmund to seal their 17th win of the season.

Third positioned Bayer Leverkusen and fourth placed Schalke shared points after a 2-2 tie in a see saw match, as the “Werkself” wasted a 2-0 lead within 16 minutes.

Leverkusen established a 2-0 lead within 58 minutes owing to the goals by Simon Rolfes and Michael Kadlec.

Schalke reduced Leverkusen’s lead to 2-1 at the 71st minute when Teemu Pukki tapped in a rebound from close range. The goal gave the hosts a boost as they pressed Leverkusen into defence.

However, a converted penalty by Raffael secured a 2-2 draw for Schalke, as Leverkusen Omer Toprak fouled Pukki inside the box to earn a straight red card at the 86th minute.

Elsewhere, Hamburg defeated Mainz 3-1 to recover from three consecutive losses, Wolfsburg shared points with relegation threatened Hoffenheim 2-2, also newly promoted Dusseldorf and Bremen shared points following a two-all draw.

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