Bayern Munich’s closest challengers, Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen, both lost in the Bundesliga on Saturday to give the eight-time defending champions a chance to move seven points clear at the top. Second-place Leipzig lost 3-2 at relegation-threatened Mainz and third-place Leverkusen lost 1-0 at home to Wolfsburg. Bayern visits last-place Schalke on Sunday.
Striker joins on an 18-month initial loan that is expected to be made permanent
Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw against struggling Mainz 05 on Saturday that kept them in fourth place in the Bundesliga title race, four points off the top. Dortmund, who missed a late penalty, did everything right in the first half but somehow failed to score, with Jude Bellingham also hitting the woodwork.
|Champions League (League Winners): FC Bayern München|
|Champions League (League Position): RB Leipzig, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, VfL Wolfsburg|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): 1. FC Köln|
|Relegation (League Position): 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Schalke 04|