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Bayern Munich consolidates leadership in German Soccer League

With 40 points, the Bavarian team leads by nine points to their immediate pursuer, Borussia Dortmund, tomorrow's rival to bottom line Greuther


With 40 points, the Bavarian team leads by nine points to their immediate pursuer, Borussia Dortmund, tomorrow’s rival to bottom line Greuther Furth, and by 13 points to Bayer Leverkusen, third in the championship.

Serge Gnabry led Julian Nagelsmann’s club offense by scoring three goals in the 40th, 53rd and 74th minutes, and was sealed by Pole Robert Lewandowski with two targets (69 and 72) to reach 18 this season.

In another match, Mainz beat Hertha Berlin 4-0 to move into sixth place in the table, in qualifying positions for the next Europa League.

South Korean Lee Jae-sung at minute 19, Alexander Hack (41), Swiss Silvan Widmer (49) and Dutchman Jean-Paul Boetius (79) scored the goals of the match.

For their part, Arminia Bielefeld, 17 in the standings and second to last, beat Bochum (12) 2-0 and Cologne (eighth) beat Wolfsburg (11) 3-2, eliminated from the Champions League last week .

The “Wolves” have not won any of their last seven games (one draw and six losses) in all competitions.

Results of matchday 16:

Tuesday:

-Stuttgart – Bayern Munich 0-5.

-Wolfsburg – Cologne 2-3.

-Mainz – Hertha Berlin 4-0.

-Arminia Bielefeld – Bochum 2-0.

Wednesday:

-Borussia Monchengladbach – Eintracht Frankfurt.

-Borussia Dortmund – Greuther Furth.

-Bayer Leverkusen – Hoffenheim.

-Union Berlin – Freiburg.

-Augsburg – Leipzig.

Positions table:

Team PJ PG PE PP GF GC Pts.

1-Bayern Munich 16 13 1 2 52 16 40.

2-Borussia Dortmund 15 10 1 4 36 23 31.

3-Bayer Leverkusen 15 8 3 4 37 24 27.

4-Hoffenheim 15 8 2 5 32 23 26.

5-Freiburg 15 7 4 4 26 15 25.

6-Mainz 16 7 3 6 25 16 24.

7-Union Berlin 15 6 5 4 22 21 23.

8-Cologne 16 5 7 4 26 27 22.

9-Leipzig 15 6 3 6 29 19 21.

10-Eintracht Frankfurt 15 5 6 4 23 22 21.

11-Wolfsburg 16 6 2 8 17 25 20.

12-Bochum 16 6 2 8 16 25 20.

13-Borussia Monchengladbach 15 5 3 7 19 28 18.

14-Hertha Berlin 16 5 3 8 17 33 18.

15-Stuttgart 16 4 5 7 22 30 17.

16-Augsburg 15 4 4 7 16 25 16.

17-Arminia Bielefeld 16 2 7 7 12 22 13.

18-Greuther Furth 15 1 1 13 13 46 4.

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