A goalkeeper’s goal is overshadowing big wins from a pair of big names at both ends of the table, as the Bundesliga continues to provide plenty of excitement.
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Second-place Wolfsburg has yet to play, and USMNT defender John Anthony Brooks will try to keep the red-hot Wolves at bay on Sunday.
Stuttgart 2-3 Borussia Dortmund
The big names are producing as BVB kept moving clear of relegation fears with a big road win against fellow relegation threats Stuttgart.
The UEFA Champions League side got goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus, while Florian Klein and George Niedermeier scored for the hosts.
In the relegation zone for most of the season, BVB’s third-straight victory has it within a remarkable three points of the top half of the table.
Augsburg 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Marwin Hitz is the hero of the day, as the Swiss goalkeeper scored a goal inside the Bayer six-yard box with mere moments to play in stoppage time, giving Augsburg a point and keeping the club in the thick of the race for a UEFA Champions League spot.
Bayer held 1-0 and 2-1 leads on goals from Josip Drmic and Stefan Reinartz, with Caiuby netting in the middle for Augsburg.
Paderborn 0-6 Bayern Munich
There was a nice time when tiny Bundesliga newcomers Paderborn were shocking the league with early season wins. That time is a distant memory, as Robert Lewandowski scored a brace to leave the hosts a point above the relegation playoff mix.
Bayern gave itself an 11-point table lead before second-place Wolfsburg plays Sunday, also getting a pair of goals from Arjen Robben and individual tallies from Franck Ribery and Mitchell Weiser.
Mainz 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt — Martin Schmidt wins debut as manager in derby.
Freiburg 1-1 Hoffenheim — Kevin Volland nets equalizer in Black Forest rivalry.
Schalke 1-1 Werder Bremen — Sebastian Prodl’s late goal keeps Bremen on rise.
Koln 1-1 Hannover — Points shared in bottom half of table.
Hamburg vs. Borussia Monchengladbach — 930am ET Sunday
Wolfsburg vs. Hertha Berlin — 1130am ET Sunday
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|FSV Mainz 05||22||5||10||7||30||31||-1||4-4-3||1-6-4||25|
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|Hertha BSC Berlin||21||6||3||12||26||40||-14||4-1-6||2-2-6||21|