Bundesliga talking points: Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz learns hard lesson, Bayern Munich set to break records and more
With the Bundesliga title all but wrapped up, Bayern Munich could still break two long-standing records in their four remaining matches. Both season bests date back to 1971-72.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in this season's Champions League, sealing a 3-0 win for Juventus over Bayer Leverkusen in their Group D game in Turin on Tuesday.
Bundesliga: Borussia Moenchengladbach held by Eintracht Frankfurt; Bayer Leverkusen cruise past Fortuna Dusseldorf
Borussia Moenchengladbach were frustrated in their attempt to force their way further into the Bundesliga title race on Sunday when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt
Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz banks on 'attacking game' as he faces Bayern Munich challenge
Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz faces his toughest challenge since his return to the Bundesliga when his team hosts champions Bayern Munich on Saturday
Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen appoint Peter Bosz as head coach after sacking Heiko Herrlich despite good run of form
Leverkusen have given Bosz a contract until June 2020 and he will take charge after the Christmas holidays. The German league resumes on 18 January following the winter break.
Bundesliga: Peter Stoeger steps down as Borussia Dortmund coach after guiding club to Champions League
Peter Stoeger announced on Saturday he was stepping down as Borussia Dortmund coach, after leading the Bundesliga club to a Champions League place.
Eredivisie: Ajax sack manager Marcel Kaiser, assistant coach Dennis Bergkamp after 'losing confidence in their abilities'
Dutch giants Ajax sacked manager Marcel Keizer and assistant coach Dennis Bergkamp on Thursday, saying the club had "lost confidence in their abilities" after a string of poor performances.
German Cup: Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoeger confident of upsetting Bayern Munich in last-16 clash
Cup holders Dortmund have won two games in two since Stoeger took over from Peter Bosz earlier this month, rediscovering their winning ways just in time to face Bayern in Munich this week.
New coach Peter Stoeger led Borussia Dortmund to their first victory in 10 games on Tuesday, as his side picked up a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Mainz.
Last season's beaten semi-finalists Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco find themselves dumped out of Europe's premier footballing competition along with German giants Borussia Dortmund. Everybody's favourite underdogs were out without putting up a fight.
Freiburg came from three goals down to win Sunday's thrilling Bundesliga basement battle 4-3 at Cologne as visiting striker Nils Petersen wrapped up his hat-trick with a 95th-minute penalty.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund sack coach Peter Bosz after Werder Bremen defeat, appoint Peter Stoger as new boss
Borussia Dortmund sacked coach Peter Bosz on Sunday and immediately replaced him with Peter Stoeger, who himself was fired by Cologne one week earlier after failing to win a league match this season.
Bosz's Dortmund have taken just three points from three draws in their eight league games since, dropping to seventh — out of the European places for the first time this season — following their latest defeat.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich shrug aside Eintracht Frankfurt to stretch lead to eight points, RB Leipzig held
Bayern's win means that they cannot be caught before the winter break, which starts on 17 December, and makes them 'Herbstmeister' (Autumn champions) for the seventh season in a row.
Dortmund travel to the Santiago Bernabeu for a dead rubber Champions League tie with Real Madrid already qualified for the last-16 while the Germans can not advance.
Bundesliga: Thomas Mueller shines on return in Bayern Munich win; RB Leipzig crash to shock 4-0 defeat
Thomas Mueller marked his return from five weeks out with injury by creating two goals as Bayern Munich went six points clear with a 3-1 win over Hanover.
Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz will be fighting for his job once again when his struggling side visit a resurgent Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund's creative midfielder Mario Goetze has been sidelined for at least six weeks with ankle ligament damage, the troubled Bundesliga club said on Monday.
Peter Bosz's Dortmund held a five-point lead in the Bundesliga at the end of September, but since then they have taken just one from a possible 15 points and are now fifth.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz laments conceding 'ridiculous' goals after Stuttgart defeat
Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admitted their third straight defeat in the Bundesliga "hurts" as the club's dire form continued ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur