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Bayern and Dortmund seal narrow victories

Xherdan Shaqiris’ free-kick goal against Freiburg fetched Bayern’s 14th consecutive win while Bremen lost 1-0 to Leverkusen to extend their winless run to 10 games at the 31st round of Bundesliga football. Dortmund also staged a second string in view of their second leg Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid, winning 2-1 over Dusseldorf.

German record champions Bayern Munich Saturday staged a second string side against Freiburg before the second leg against Barcelona next week. Yet they were able to set another record as they moved up to 84 points, which is a new Bundesliga record. Freiburg suffered their third consecutive loss nevertheless they still have the chance to go on a trip to Europe as they sit on 5th position. Due to many changes to the starting eleven Bayern had problems to produce opportunities. Bayern needed 20 minutes to approach Freiburg’s keeper Oliver Baumann with a volley by Shaqiri that missed the target. The goal was scored at the other end of the pitch as Swiss international Shaqiri curled a free kick goal from the right wing at the 35th minute.
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