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Both German clubs left in the EL knocked out in pretty embarrassing fashion losing their games at home, Hoffenheim really shot themselves in the foot in the first leg and despite outshooting Molde something like 25-3 they lost 2:0 at home. Leverkusen knocked out by Young Boys and they have lost some steam in the second half of the season to the point Bosz is on the hot seat
 

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Hoffenheim should've sealed the tie in the first leg. Quite amazing that it was level given their dominance. Molde's gk was brilliant too.
 

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Schalke on their 5th manager this season after some of the senior players complained about Gross' training methods and apparently the fact he was calling players the wrong names. They hired Dimitrios Grammozis (German-born Greek) who most recently managed Darmstadt in the 2nd division

A bit more surprising was Bielefeld sacking Uwe Neuhaus but apparently it was some problems with the upper management of the club, new manager there is Frank Kramer. He's pretty much been a youth manager in his career, most recently in the German NT setup and Red Bull Salzburg but has BL coaching experience with Furth where he failed to keep them up
 

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Dortmund fumbled a early 2-0 lead through two Haaland goals and lost 4-2 against Bayern in the end despite the result being 2-2 up until the 88th minute. Some questionable referee decisions but overall Dortmund were below par once again. You have to go all the way back to April 2014 to find the last time they beat Bayern away.

RB Leipzig won in Freiburg which means they are still in the title race, 2 points below Bayern with the crucial game against Bayern coming up in about a month. Elsewhere Hertha win their first game since January and move up to 14th place, pushing Mainz and Koln below them. Schalke's goalless draw against Mainz means they are now 11 points below 15th placed-Koln. As things stand, they could soon be mathematically relegated with only 9 more matchdays to go.
 

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Elsewhere Hertha win their first game since January and move up to 14th place, pushing Mainz and Koln below them. Schalke's goalless draw against Mainz means they are now 11 points below 15th placed-Koln. As things stand, they could soon be mathematically relegated with only 9 more matchdays to go.
It looks like VfB Stuttgart are going to be safe from relegation. In an 18-squad table, it usually takes around 40 points to avoid relegation. VfB have 33 points and should be able to pick up 7 in the final 9 matches.
 

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Yeah in 9th place Stuttgart is nowhere near relegation danger at this point, can't remember the last time a team that was so high on the table was relegated. Anyone above 12th place including Werder is assured of 1. Bundesliga next season, pretty much.
 

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Gladbach really struggling since the Rose announcement, in fact there are rumors they are waiting for the international break to actually sack him, probably won't qualify for Europe next season

Some big results at the bottom half, massive wins for Arminia and Mainz, Arminia winning in Leverkusen while Koln and Hertha lose to complicate things for them now. Schalke meanwhile were a mess yesterday, pathetic performance
 

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Gladbach really struggling since the Rose announcement, in fact there are rumors they are waiting for the international break to actually sack him, probably won't qualify for Europe next season.
Yeah, watching Gladbach drop down the table week by week was a puzzler.
 

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Bosz is out at Leverkusen with them in danger of not making Europe, Hannes Wolf is the manger until end of the season who was sacked by Genk earlier this season

The reports of Xabi Alonso becoming new Gladbach manager next season are premature
 

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Could Peter Bosz be purely a domestic type of manager that doesn't fit outside the Dutch mindset? He has so far largely failed at the two German clubs he has coached. Him forcing Dortmund to play attack mode from the get-go led to them having one of the worst runs in the league in recent years and finishing bottom of their group in that year's CL.
 

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Bayern beats Leipzig away meaning the title race is effectively over; Dortmund lose at home to a late Frankfurt winner and their top four chances took a big hit. Wolfsburg look set to return to the CL while Frankfurt in good shape, though not sure how many of the players Frankfurt can keep over the summer.

In the 2nd tier, HSV blew a three goal lead and again their promotion chances will probably be tight and go down to the final weeks. Bochum now have a four point lead at the top with Hamburg and Furth joint 2nd but 4th place Kiel has two games in hand and if they win both they will jump to 2nd
 

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Changed Bayern team dropped points at home to Union so the gap is now five points with Leipzig; much needed win for Dortmund in Stuttgart but the gap is still seven points from fourth place

Koln sack Gisdol immediately after their home loss to Mainz, expected that Funkel will be interim until the end of the season. Big wins for Mainz and Bielefeld while Hertha will be disappointed not to beat a 10-man Gladbach. Schalke pick up their 2nd win of the season, only delaying the inevitable
 
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