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Bundesliga wrap: Brooks helps Hertha shut out Dortmund, Robben keys Bayern beatdown

Hertha BSC v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Hajime Hosogai, Nico Schulz, Jens Hegeler and John Anthony Brooks of Hertha BSC following the game between Hertha BSC and Borussia Dortmund on december 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by City-Press via Getty Images)

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Borussia Dortmund’s best chance of getting into the UEFA Champions League will be through winning this year’s tournament, but might BVB have to actually worry about top-flight survival more than European honors?

The German powers lost again, this time 1-0 to John Anthony Brooks and Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion. Julian Schieber scored in the 40th minute and USMNT back Brooks picked up a yellow card in helping guide Hertha to the clean sheet.

Jurgen Klopp looked perplexed as to how his team couldn’t find an equalizer, or the win.

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Augsburg 0-4 Bayern Munich

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Bayern’s Arjen Robben from the Netherlands, left, celebrates with teammate Rafinha from Brazil, , 2nd right, Franck Ribery from France (7) and Robert Lewandowski from Poland after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Munich in the SGL Arena in Augsburg, Germany, on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)


Bayern is really really... really really... really good. Arjen Robben’s dives and antics may have kept him out of the Ballon d’Or discussion, but the Bayern man is running rampant on the competition, telling Augsburg just how far they have to climb to really challenge for a title.

After hanging around for 50-plus minutes, Augsburg fell victim to a Bayern explosion. Mehdi Benatia scored in the 58th minute, then Robben nabbed his first one minute later. Robert Lewandowski scored in the 68th, and Robben completed his brace in the 71st minute. Four goals in 13 minutes against a club that allowed just one per game heading into Saturday? Not bad, Bayern. Not bad.

The Bavarians have a 10-point lead on second place Wolfsburgh before Sunday, and Augsburg sits 15 points behind first-place Bayern.

Werder Bremen 3-3 Hannover 96

A thriller at the Weserstadion saw Hannover take 1-0 and 3-2 leads, but 19-year-old Davie Selke netted in the 88th minute to save a point for struggling Bremen, who stay in the relegation zone. Hannover stays in the top half of the table with the draw.

Hoffenheim 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt -
Teams trade goals to the death as Timmy Chandler goes 90
Mainz 1-1 Stuttgart -
Road team now bottom of table after draw
Freiberg 0-0 Hamburger -
No Julian Green on team sheet for visitors.
Schalke 1-2 Koln -
Matthias Lehmann and Anthony Ujah score to shock Schalke
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Monchengladbach -
930am ET Sunday
Wolfsburg vs. Paderborn - 1130am ET Sunday


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VfL Wolfsburg149232813156-1-03-1-329
FC Augsburg15807201825-0-23-0-524
Bayer Leverkusen14653251874-3-02-2-323
FC Schalke 0415726262065-2-12-0-523
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Eintracht Frankfurt15636292904-1-32-2-321
Hannover 96156271724-74-0-32-2-420
1. FC Köln155371621-51-2-44-1-318
FSV Mainz 05153841821-32-4-11-4-317
SC Paderborn144551923-43-4-11-1-417
Hertha BSC Berlin155282026-64-1-31-1-517
Hamburger SV15447918-93-2-21-2-516
SC Freiburg152851521-61-4-21-4-314
Borussia Dortmund154291522-73-1-31-1-614
Werder Bremen153572334-112-3-21-2-514
VfB Stuttgart153481932-131-1-52-3-313

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