Round 10 of the German Bundesliga took place this past weekend, after the second round of the national cup last midweek. The draw for the Round of 16 of the competition, taking place in February was made on Sunday and we will see its result at the end.
The league round began on Friday night, with VfB Stuttgart taking on Eintracht Frankfurt. These happened to be the only Bundesliga 1 teams eliminated in the first round of the DFB Cup. After that embarrassment however, their respective seasons went in opposite directions.
Frankfurt is pushing hard for a place in the top-six in the domestic league, while playing amazing soccer and getting even more amazing results in Europe.
Meanwhile, Stuttgart is locked at the foot of the league table and their coaching change from Tayfun Korkut to Markus Weinzierl has not yet stopped the downward spiral.
On Friday, the game went exactly according to the form of the teams, with Eintracht coming away 3-0 winners.
On Saturday afternoon, Bayern Munich showed that they have not escaped their crisis, by drawing SC Freiburg 1-1. Schalke 04 earned a valuable 3-1 victory against Hanover 96, as TSG Hoffenheim smashed the seemingly in-form Bayer Leverkusen 4-1.
Elsewhere, the Bavarian encounter between FC Augsburg and 1.FC Nuremberg ended in a 2-2 stalemate, while Borussia Dortmund defeated VfL Wolfsburg 1-0, and thus doubled their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to four points, ahead of their blockbuster game vs. Bayern next Saturday.
In the evening, RB Leipzig hammered Hertha BSC Berlin 3-0.
Finally on Sunday, Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-0 to move into second place, then Mainz 05 stunned Werder Bremen 2-1.
As promised, here is the result of the Round of 16 German Cup draw:
Hamburger SV -Nuremberg
1.FC Heidenheim -Leverkusen
MSV Duisburg-SC Paderborn