FC Bayern München clinched a record fourth-straight Bundesliga title on matchday 33, courtesy of a 2-1 victory at FC Ingolstadt. Their closest rivals in the title-race, Borussia Dortmund, suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt and are no longer in a position to catch the record champions. It is the 26th time the Bavarian side have won the German title – a league record.
Borussia Mönchengladbach took another big step towards a Champions League spot by seeing off already qualified Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1 at home, thus defending the coveted fourth place. Schalke 04 on the other hand suffered a set-back in their ambitions to play in Europe next season, as they were held to a 1-1 home draw with FC Augsburg. The result ensured Augsburg’s top-flight survival. FSV Mainz 05 profited from Schalke's stumble, overtaking the Gelsenkirchen club to move fifth thanks to a 3-1 win. Darmstadt 98 secured their Bundesliga status for next season, winning 2-1 at Hertha BSC.
Hamburger SV and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are also both guaranteed to be involved in next season’s Bundesliga campaign, despite both teams suffering a 1-0 defeat on matchday 33 – Mainz’s victory over Stuttgart ensuring their safety from relegation.
One of the biggest winners of the matchday is Eintracht Frankfurt, who claimed a surprising 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund and now find themselves in 15th place. Werder Bremen drop back into the relegation play-off spot following a 0-0 draw at 1. FC Köln. Stuttgart are now 17th and the best they can do this campaign is to finish in 16th place and avoid relegation through the play-offs.
Pep Guardiola has become only the third coach after Udo Lattek and Ottmar Hitzfeld, to win the Bundesliga title three times in a row. Guardiola, who is set to join Manchester City this summer, is still looking to depart with two trophies in his bag this season, as Bayern face Borussia Dortmund on 21st May in the DFB Cup final.
Bayern and Ingolstadt produced an entertaining encounter, with clear-cut chances at both ends. Robert Lewandowski's first-half brace put Bayern ahead, before Moritz Hartmann converted from the spot just before the break. There was plenty of action in the second half, but neither side found the net as Bayern celebrated their fourth Bundesliga title.
André Hahn scored both goals for Gladbach during their crucial 2-1 home victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The visitors had taken the lead through Charles Aránguiz after 20 minutes but Gladbach denied Leverkusen an eighth straight win that would have set a new club record.
Schalke dropped crucial points in their 1-1 home draw against Augsburg. They can theoretically still qualify for the Champions League, but will most likely have to settle for another season of Europa League football. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had given S04 the lead after 82 minutes, but Daniel Baier's equaliser in the 89th minute leaves Schalke three points adrift of fourth-placed Gladbach.
SV Darmstadt can look forward to another season of top-flight football following a 2-1 victory at struggling Hertha BSC. Vladimir Darida bagged the early opener for the hosts, but goals from Jerome Gondorf and Sandro Wagner swung the game in Darmstadt’s favour to steer them clear of the danger zone.
Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock defeat in Frankfurt, who are now out of the relegation zone thanks to the 1-0 victory. The hosts applied plenty of pressure on Dortmund's defence in the early stages and, after numerous saves by BVB-keeper Roman Bürki, it was Stefan Aigner who found the back of the net with his header after 14 minutes.
Dortmund looked to have equalised just before the break through Germany international Mats Hummels, but his goal was ruled out due to offside. Frankfurt sat deep in the second half and held on despite intense pressure from Dortmund, who had more than 80 percent of the possession in the closing stages of the match.
VfB Stuttgart started brilliantly against Mainz and took the lead six minutes into the game through Christian Gentner. Mainz eventually found their rhythm towards the end of the first half and promptly levelled the score when Yunus Malli converted from short range.
The second half began in similar fashion to the first, with Stuttgart taking control; however, it was Mainz who scored the goals. Fabian Frei gave Mainz the lead eight minutes after the break and Karim Onisiwo doubled their advantage in the 78th minute.
Werder Bremen went into the game against 1. FC Köln with the momentum from Monday's 6-2 victory over Stuttgart and dominated the first half, creating far more opportunities than their hosts. However, they failed to take advantage of these chances and as the game went on, Köln managed to make it an even contest. They had late chances to find the winner, but Bremen held on to at least secure a point.
The northern derby between Hamburger SV and VfL Wolfsburg was a dull affair for the most part. Luiz Gustavo scored the decisive goal after 73 minutes to claim a deserved victory for Wolfsburg.
Already relegated Hannover 96 continued their recent good form with a 1-0 win against TSG Hoffenheim. A first half goal from Hiroshi Kiyotake saw them record their seventh win of the campaign. The visitors were unable to pull off a comeback, but thanks to solid performances in recent weeks and fortunate results elsewhere, they officially avoided relegation.