When it comes to big games it's not just the players who are under pressure. Referees often take a lot of criticism, sometimes more than their fair share. To help the officials out at crucial moments, the league is introducing video assistants.
Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim battled for an advantage in the European race, while Cologne and Hamburg did their best to keep their ever-smaller survival hopes alive.
Mainz picked up a significant home win against Freiburg as they attempt to avoid the drop. Their victory came as a result of perhaps the oddest penalty decision in the Bundesliga this season.
The European battle looks to be going to the wire, with mixed results for the chasing pack. At the bottom, Cologne and Hamburg dropped points to Hoffenheim and Stuttgart respectively as their survival hopes dwindle away.
Bundesliga clubs have voted to retain the 50+1 rule, which ensures that German football clubs must retain a 50 percent plus one share in the team. They also voted to keep VAR for at least another season.
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