Bundesliga: Bayern edges nine-goal thriller

Arjen Robben scored in the fifth minute of injury time for Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich to come back from two goals down and beat Leipzig 5-4 on Saturday.

Lewandowski claimed his league-leading 30th goal of the season on a rebound after Robben hit the crossbar.   -  Reuters

Arjen Robben scored in the fifth minute of injury time for Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich to come back from two goals down and beat Leipzig 5-4 on Saturday.

Ingolstadt, which drew 1-1 at Freiburg, was relegated in dramatic fashion as Sead Kolasinac’s apparent injury-time winner for Schalke against relegation rival Hamburger SV was ruled out, leaving Ingolstadt four points adrift of Hamburg with one round left. Bayer Leverkusen is effectively safe after its 2-2 draw with Cologne in the Rhine derby.

Bayern, which wrapped up the title with three games to spare, got off to a bad start at second-placed Leipzig when Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring in the second minute.

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Robert Lewandowski equalized from the penalty spot for his 150th Bundesliga goal.

Timo Werner restored the home side’s lead with another penalty after Xabi Alonso brought down Emil Forsberg, and it got worse for the champion when Forsberg set up Yussuf Poulsen to make it 3-1 after the break.

Thiago Alcantara pulled one back for Bayern, but the visitor’s defense was again made to look poor when Werner scored his second, this time through Tom Starke’s legs from a difficult angle. It was the 21-year-old’s 21st goal of the season.

Three goals from the 84th minute restored Bayern’s pride.

Lewandowski claimed his league-leading 30th goal of the season on a rebound after Robben hit the crossbar, David Alaba equalized with a free kick, and Robben capped a remarkable recovery with a fine individual effort.

BAYER LEVERKUSEN 2, COLOGNE 2

Milos Jojic scored early with a deflected shot and Lukas Kluenter made it 2-0 right after the break, but Stefan Kiessling pulled one back and Joel Pohjanpalo salvaged a draw to leave Leverkusen three points clear of Hamburg.

Leverkusen’s goal difference effectively guarantees it will finish above Hamburg.

SCHALKE 1, HAMBURGER SV 1

Guido Burgstaller’s header midway through the first half left Hamburg desperately searching for an equaliser, but it didn’t come until Lasogga scored in injury time.

Kolasinac then thought he’d sealed a Schalke win but the goal was ruled out as the ball had gone out of play.

WOLFSBURG 1, BORUSSIA MOENCHENGLADBACH 1

Mario Gomez equalised before the hour-mark to leave Wolfsburg two points above Hamburg ahead of the sides’ meeting on the final weekend.

MAINZ 4, EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 2

Goals from Branimir Hrgota and Haris Seferovic had Frankfurt cruising, but Jhon Cordoba and Stefan Bell scored within two minutes to draw the home side level. Yoshinori Muto completed a remarkable comeback to boost Mainz’s hopes of survival.

Mainz was two points above Hamburg going into the final weekend.

WERDER BREMEN 3, HOFFENHEIM 5

Andrej Kramaric scored two and set up another as Hoffenheim dented Bremen’s hopes of European football and moved level on points with Dortmund.

DARMSTADT 0, HERTHA BERLIN 2

First-half goals from Salomon Kalou and 19-year-old defender Jordan Torunarigha helped Hertha end its nine-game losing streak away from home at already relegated Darmstadt.

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