Freiburg go fifth
Surprise package Freiburg moved up to fifth place in the Bundesliga yesterday after edging past promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-0 thanks to Pavel Krmas’ 87th-minute winner for their first win of the year.
The Czech headed in a corner three minutes from time after Fortuna keeper Fabian Giefer’s unsuccessful attempt to clear.
The result lifted them to 31 points, level with sixth-placed Mainz 05 who stumbled to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Augsburg.
Bayern Munich are cruising towards their first Bundesliga title since 2010 after crushing Schalke 04 4-0 on Saturday to open a 15-point lead over champions Borussia Dortmund, who suffered a 4-1 home loss to Hamburg SV and have 39 points.