Matchday 26 of the German Bundesliga started on Friday, as Schalke 04 defeated Mainz 05 1-0. The result keeps the former in second place and the latter on the relegation playoff place.
On Saturday afternoon, Hamburger SV suffered yet another humiliating defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, the score this time was 6-0.
This too keeps the status quo intact, with the Bavarians getting within striking distance of their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title, while it seemingly dooms Hamburg to its first ever relegation. The result was not without consequences however.
HSV coach Bernd Hollerbach, who had only been appointed in late January was already sacked and replaced by former youth team boss Christian Titz. This came only days after the newly elected club president had fired CEO Heribert Bruchhagen and sporting director Jens Todt.
It is at the very least questionable as to whether survival in the Bundesliga can be achieved in a climate in which every individual surrounding the squad has to fear for his job.
Back to matters on the field, TSG Hoffenheim can dream of Europe once again after beating VfL Wolfsburg 3-0, while Hertha BSC Berlin and SC Freiburg ended their encounter in a scoreless draw.
Elsewhere, FC Augsburg can also continue to have some hopes for Europe, after they overcame Hanover 96 with three goals to one.
On Saturday evening, Bayer Leverkusen climbed into the top four after beating Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0
On Sunday, VfB Stuttgart coach Tayfun Korkut remained unbeaten since being appointed in late January, after a scoreless draw with RB Leipzig.
Meanwhile Borussia Dortmund took a one goal lead three times to overcome Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2.
The Monday night game ended 3-1 in favor of Werder Bremen over 1.FC Cologne ,which gives Werder relative safety, while almost certainly dooming Cologne to Bundesliga 2.