Dortmund close in on another Bundesliga record

Dortmund striker Lucas Barrios scored a hat-trick in Jurgen Klopp's team 5-2 demolition of Kaiserslautern

Story highlights

  • German champions extend run of unbeaten league games to 27 with a 5-2 win over Kaiserslautern
  • Jurgen Klopp's team now a win away from beating Bayern Munich's Bundesliga points tally record
  • Bayern end momentous week with a 2-0 win against Stuttgart

Newly-crowned Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund extended their unbeaten league run to 27 matches on Saturday with a thumping 5-2 win against relegated Kaiserslautern.

Paraguay striker Lucas Barrios scored a hat-trick with German teenager Mario Goetze and Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic adding the other two goals as Dortmund chase down more league records.

"In attack, we were very good, but we didn't concentrate very well in defence. At the end, everything worked well and I am very pleased with the result," Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said.

His team have already set a new record for the longest unbeaten run in a German season and now have their sights set on overhauling Bayern Munich's record points tally of 79 achieved twice in the 1970s.

A win in the final match of the season against Freiberg will see Dortmund finished the season with 81 points.

After beating Real Madrid in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the Champions League semifinal on Wednesday, Bayern Munich concluded the week with a 2-0 win at home to Stuttgart.

Mario Gomez and Thomas Mueller were on target for the Bavarians who were playing their last game at the Allianz Arena before returning to play Chelsea in the Champions League final on May 19.

Schalke will be joining Dortmund and Bayern in next season's Champions League draw after they beat Hertha Berlin 4-0.

Two goals from Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar helped secure third spot in the league.

Defeat leaves Hertha still battling to avoid automatic relegation with 16th-placed Cologne who also lost on Saturday, going down 4-1 at Freiburg.

A goalless draw for Moenchengladbach against Augsburg ensures fourth place and a Champions League play-off place.

Stefan Kiessling scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen over Hanover, while Wolfsburg were 3-1 winners over Werder Bremen.

        Football Focus

      • French football great bids adieu

        After 20 years, more than 300 goals and a host of major honors, Thierry Henry has called time on his glittering football career.
      • Mario's 'Queen' tweet tops 2014 list

        He might be struggling to score goals for Liverpool, but Mario Balotelli's cheeky tweet about the British monarch hit the spot during the World Cup.
      • bpr south african soccor senzo meyiwa death _00000402.jpg

        Loss of a South African 'icon'

        Football world mourns South African captain Senzo Meyiwa who was shot and killed during a botched robbery in a township near Johannesburg.
      • German alleged jihadist Kreshnik B (R) listens to his lawyer Mutlu Guenal (L) as he arrives at the higher regional court in Frankfurt. His face is pixelated for legal reasons.

        From Jewish football to ISIS suspect

        Once part of Germany's largest Jewish sports club, now he's the first ISIS suspect to stand trial in a country left shocked by his alleged radicalization.
      • Where has 'Super' Mario gone?

        One goal in eight matches for new club Liverpool, and dumped by the Italian national team -- Mario Balotelli has yet to shine on his English return.
      • Ched Evans smiles during the Wales training session ahead of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against England on March 25, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.

        Should rapist return to work?

        Should a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, be allowed to resume their old job? What if that job was as a high-profile football player?
      • Teen, 15, makes Euro history

        Norwegian 15-year-old Martin Odegaard is the youngest player ever to feature in a European Championships qualifying match.