Five talking points from the Bundesliga weekend

Five talking points from the Bundesliga weekend
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Champions Bayern Munich cut the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund to two points after a 3-2 comeback win at Augsburg. Dortmund are in action later on Monday at bottom club Nuremberg and with a win will restore their five-point advantage at the top.

Here are five talking points from the Bundesliga weekend.


Claudio Pizarro became the oldest scorer in Bundesliga when he netted a stoppage-time equaliser for a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.

The Peruvian, aged 40 years and 136 days when he scored his third goal of the season, improved the 1996 record set by Mirko Votava, who had scored at an age of 40 and 121 days.

Pizarro, in his fifth stint at Werder, is already the all-time foreign scorer in the Bundesliga with 195 goals.


Bayern winger Kingsley Coman trained alone on Sunday after an injury on Friday. Coman scored twice and then turned his ankle at the end of the game but he is expected to fly to Liverpool on Monday with the team for their Champions League Round of 16 first leg.


Bayer Leverkusen are on course for a Europa League spot after their fourth straight win. Coach Peter Bosz, who took over in January, has now seen his team win four of the five games he has been in charge.

Leverkusen have scored 13 goals in their last four games and have climbed up to fifth place on 36 points.


Dortmund hope to end their mini-form crisis, having gone without a win in their last four games in all competitions.

They suffered a 3-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League round of 16 first leg that could see them eliminated and any slipup at Nuremberg could also prove very costly in the title race.

They were also eliminated from the German Cup earlier this month.

"Our senses are sharpened. We want to get back on track," said Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc.


Things could no be worse at Nuremberg ahead of their meeting with the league leaders, with the club firing coach Michael Koellner last week after having gone 15 games without a win.

With seven defeats in their last eight games for the bottom club, interim coach Boris Schommers has his work cut out.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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