Skip to main content

Bundesliga points record for Dortmund

May 5, 2012 -- Updated 1748 GMT (0148 HKT)
Dortmund's players lift the Bundesliga trophy after beating Freiburg 4-0 at home on Saturday.
Dortmund's players lift the Bundesliga trophy after beating Freiburg 4-0 at home on Saturday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Champions Borussia Dortmund break Bayern Munich's record points tally with final-day victory
  • Saturday's win over Freiburg was club's 25th of league season, equaling Bayern record
  • Bayern's 4-1 win over Cologne condemns the Billy Goats to the second division next season
  • Hertha Berlin move out of relegation zone but must now go into relegation playoff matches

(CNN) -- Borussia Dortmund capped a second successive title-winning season by setting a new Bundesliga points record in the final round of matches on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's team thrashed Freiburg 4-0 to finish on 81 points from 34 games, equaling second-placed Bayern Munich's record of 25 victories in a campaign.

Dortmund, having wrapped up a fifth title overall with two rounds remaining, extended the club's unbeaten league run to 28 matches as Jakub Blaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski -- hoping to star for co-hosts Poland in the upcoming Euro 2012 finals -- both scored twice in the first half.

It gave the club six more points than last season, and maintained momentum ahead of the German Cup final against Bayern on May 12.

Striker Lewandowski ended with 22 league goals, putting him four behind Bayern's Mario Gomez and seven adrift of Schalke's leading Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Big test for new England coach
Louis Saha talks money and sex
Delio Rossi lashes out at Adem Ljajic in the dug out after the midfielder sarcastically applauded his decision to replace him on the pitch. The outburst cost the Fiorentina coach Rossi his job. Delio Rossi lashes out at Adem Ljajic in the dug out after the midfielder sarcastically applauded his decision to replace him on the pitch. The outburst cost the Fiorentina coach Rossi his job.
Rossi loses it
HIDE CAPTION
<<
<
1
2
3
>
>>
Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi sacked Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi sacked
Pep Guardiola has been on a year-long sabbatical in the U.S. after stepping down as Barcelona coach, but he returned to Europe in January for the Ballon d'Or when he was shortlisted for FIFA's world coach of the year award. Pep Guardiola has been on a year-long sabbatical in the U.S. after stepping down as Barcelona coach, but he returned to Europe in January for the Ballon d'Or when he was shortlisted for FIFA's world coach of the year award.
Time away
HIDE CAPTION
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
>
>>
The end of an era: Josep Guardiola The end of an era: Josep Guardiola

Bayern hold most Bundesliga milestones, including that of 21 titles, but the Bavarians lost their mantle of 79 points achieved twice in the 1970s -- an equivalent figure, as a win in those days earned only two points not the current three.

However, Jupp Heynckes' team ended the Bundesliga season on a high with a 4-1 away win that condemned second-bottom Cologne to the second division -- and Bayern still have the prospect of European success in the Champions League final against English club Chelsea in Munich on May 19.

Gomez could not add to his tally, but fellow Germany international Thomas Muller netted twice and Dutch winger Arjen Robben scored his 12th league goal this season as Bayern finished nine points clear of third-placed Schalke.

Cologne farewelled the top flight and 18-goal striker Lukas Podolski, who is moving to English club Arsenal after playing for Germany at Euro 2012.

Dutch striker Huntelaar consolidated his position as the league's top scorer with two more goals as Schalke won 3-2 at Werder Bremen.

Schalke had already clinched Germany's final automatic Champions League place last weekend, and will be joined in Europe's top club competition by Borussia Monchengladbach.

Gladbach will play in the qualifying rounds after finishing six points clear of fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen, beating Mainz 3-0 as Dortmund-bound Marco Reus scored twice and set up another goal.

The 22-year-old, who will rejoin the club he played for as a youth after Euro 2012, finished the season with 18 league goals alongside Lewandowski and Bremen's Claudio Pizarro -- who also scored twice against Schalke.

Leverkusen will play in the second-tier Europa League after closing with a 4-1 win at Nuremberg -- in which striker Stefan Kiessling scored a hat-trick to finish on 16 goals, and former Germany captain Michael Ballack made his final appearance for the club.

Stuttgart consolidated sixth with a 3-2 win over Wolfsburg, who missed out on the final European place as Hanover took seventh with a 2-1 win over bottom team Kaiserslautern.

Hertha Berlin avoided automatic relegation by beating Hoffenheim 3-1 to move out of the bottom two, but must now take on a second division club -- either Fortuna Dusseldorf, SC Paderborn or St. Pauli -- in a two-leg playoff.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
July 27, 2014 -- Updated 1229 GMT (2029 HKT)
Major League Soccer has snared another big name from England with former Chelsea star Frank Lampard committing his future to New York City FC.
The U.S. government recognizes Kosovo, as do most European states, but getting football's ruling bodies to play ball has proved harder.
June 4, 2014 -- Updated 1504 GMT (2304 HKT)
National heroes don't always belong to one country. Ask France's World Cup hero Patrick Vieira, who is rediscovering his roots.
CNN's John Sinnott on the quiet Cambridge graduate behind Liverpool's resurgent campaign.
May 30, 2014 -- Updated 1519 GMT (2319 HKT)
They are the dispossessed -- stateless, and unrecognized by football's ruling body. But these teams will still play at their own World Cup.
Louis van Gaal will be a perfect fit for Manchester United the club, business and brand, says CNN's Patrick Snell.
May 19, 2014 -- Updated 1924 GMT (0324 HKT)
There's a new force in Spanish football -- and Atletico Madrid's ascendance is sharply contrasted by the fall from power of Barcelona.
May 13, 2014 -- Updated 1206 GMT (2006 HKT)
Rubber bullets, drones and FBI-trained riot police. Welcome to Brazil's 2014 World Cup -- will protests overshadow football's showpiece event?
May 9, 2014 -- Updated 1318 GMT (2118 HKT)
The former England international, who famously kicked a banana off the pitch 27 years ago, says education is the key to tackling racism.
May 7, 2014 -- Updated 1200 GMT (2000 HKT)
Of course not. But former Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed seems to think the removal of Michael Jackson's statue was a very "bad" idea.
May 7, 2014 -- Updated 1603 GMT (0003 HKT)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 01: Neymar of Barcelona celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou on April 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
The Brazilian star's first season in Spain may have spluttered along, but the 22-year-old says he'll be firing on all cylinders at the World Cup.
April 30, 2014 -- Updated 1715 GMT (0115 HKT)
Former Soviet footballer Sergei Baltacha traveled from the land of the hammer and sickle to join The Tractor Boys and in doing so broke new ground.
April 29, 2014 -- Updated 0931 GMT (1731 HKT)
Brazil's Dani Alves arrived at Barcelona from Sevilla in 2008 and he has gone on to make over 180 appearances for the club.
Villarreal football supporter who threw a banana at Barcelona's Dani Alves during league match handed a life ban by the La Liga club.
ADVERTISEMENT