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Bundesliga wrap: Mainz, Hamburg could send relegation race to wire

ALEMANIA-LIGA

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, del Augsburgo, y Pablo de Blasis, del Mainz, disputan un balón durante el duelo entre ambos conjuntos el domingo 22 de abril de 2018 en Augsburgo, Alemania. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)

AP

With two matches to play, the Bundesliga’s relegation race is muddled and the European battle is set to go down to the wire.

There’s Bayern at the top, Koln at the bottom, and mostly chaos in between.

[ MORE: Fellaini, Pogba react to late win ]


Mainz 3-0 RB Leipzig

A seismic statement from Mainz, who greeted Hamburg’s hot streak with a convincing win that moved it five points clear of automatic relegation and three above the playoff spot.

Pablo De Blasis converted a 29th minute penalty kick to give Mainz an advantage that would later be buttressed by a pair of goals in the final five minutes from Alexandru Maxim and Bote Baku.

Now RB Leipzig, last year’s surprise runners-up, are on the precipice of missing out on European play altogether. Sixth-place Leipzig needs collapses from Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen to finish Top Four, and could finish as low as bottom half with poor performances against Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin.

Wolfsburg 1-3 Hamburg

The wobbly seasons continue for Wolfsburg, and this one features a massive six-point loss to Hamburg Sunday.

American striker Bobby Wood converted a 43rd minute penalty -- U.S. teammate John Anthony Brooks was on the bench for Wolfsburg -- and the hosts could never get level in allowing their visitors to get within two points of 16th place.

Elsewhere

Hertha Berlin 2-2 Augsburg
Freiburg 3-2 Koln
Bayern Munich 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Schalke 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Stuttgart
Werder Bremen 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
Hoffenheim 3-1 Hannover 96

STANDINGS

TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Bayern Munich32263388236514-2-012-1-381
FC Schalke 043216975036149-5-27-4-557
Borussia Dortmund32151076242209-4-36-6-455
1899 Hoffenheim321410863451810-4-24-6-652
Bayer Leverkusen3214995542137-5-47-4-551
RB Leipzig32138114750-38-4-45-4-747
Eintracht Frankfurt32137124244-27-4-56-3-746
VfB Stuttgart32136133035-59-4-34-2-1045
Mönchengladbach32128124349-68-4-44-4-844
Hertha BSC Berlin3210139403735-7-45-6-543
FC Augsburg32101111424206-4-64-7-541
Werder Bremen32911123539-46-6-43-5-838
Hannover 963299143950-117-3-62-6-836
FSV Mainz 053289153549-147-3-61-6-933
SC Freiburg32712132953-246-6-41-6-933
VfL Wolfsburg32515123143-122-8-63-7-630
Hamburger SV3277182749-225-4-72-3-1128
1. FC Köln3257203363-303-5-82-2-1222

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