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The games to look out for on Matchday 32

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FC Bayern are on the verge of winning the ninth Bundesliga title in succession. A home win on Saturday (18:30 CEST) against Borussia Mönchengladbach would secure the title for the Reds but it is also possible they will be champions of Germany before kick-off. Here you can find out which the games at the weekend are important from an FC Bayern perspective.

Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig

 

Leipzig beat BVB 3-1 in the previous meeting on 9 January. Here, Mats Hummels outpaces Leipzig's Emil Forsberg.

Kick-off: Saturday, 08.05.2021, 15.30 CEST

Significance: Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig face each other twice in the space six days, first in the Bundesliga on Saturday (15.30 CEST) and then in the DFB Cup final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on 13 May. In the league, Leipzig have a minimal chance of the title as they are seven points behind Bayern and defeat at BVB would ensure the title is wrapped up for the men from Munich, as that match ends before kick-off in the home game against Mönchengladbach.

Key facts: Qualification for the Champions League will be done and dusted for Leipzig with a draw at BVB. However, Leipzig's recent record against Dortmund is anything but positive. They have not won any of the last six matches against Borussia (two draws, four defeats), who are on a run of four wins in the league and are just one point off the Champions League spots. Leipzig have by far the best defence in the league with only 25 goals conceded, and Dortmund have the second-best attack with 66 goals scored behind Bayern (86).

1. FC Köln vs SC Freiburg

Köln were left empty-handed earlier on in the season with Freiburg clocking up a convincing 5-0 win.

Kick-off: Sunday, 09.05.2021, 13.30 CEST

Significance: Freiburg, who are the opponents for Bayern on the penultimate matchday, have two games this week. They play their rearranged fixture against 17th-placed Hertha Berlin on Thursday night ahead of an away match at 16th-placed Köln on Sunday. That means Freiburg, currently enjoying a worry-free season in ninth place, could play a decisive role in the relegation battle. Two victories for Christian Streich's side could put them in with the chance of qualifying for the new UEFA Europa Conference League.

Key facts: Freiburg can approach the remaining games in a relaxed mood as they established themselves in the top half of the table earlier in the season and now have 41 points. Freiburg have won seven of the last ten games against Köln, and the 5-0 victory in the previous meeting was their biggest Bundesliga win under coach Streich. Relegation-threatened Köln, who have conceded in all of the last 15 games, have won two matches on the bounce and are hopeful of staying up.

Bundesliga Matchday 32 overview

Friday, 07.05.2021 | 20:30 CEST
VfB Stuttgart vs FC Augsbug

Saturday, 08.05.2021 | 15:30 CEST
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs FC Schalke 04
VfL Wolfsburg vs 1. FC Union Berlin
Werder Bremen vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Saturday, 08.05.2021 | 18:30 CEST
FC Bayern München vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Sunday, 09.05.2021 | 13:30 CEST
1. FC Köln vs SC Freiburg 

Sunday, 09.05.2021 | 15:30 CEST
Eintracht Frankfurt vs 1. FSV Mainz 05 

Sunday, 09.05.2021 | 18:00 CEST
Hertha Berlin vs DSC Arminia Bielefeld

World Cup winner Corentin Tolisso returned to training last week following a serious injury.

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