Bundesliga wrap: Dortmund keeps climbing, Lewandowski leads Bayern rout

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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.

[ MORE: Augsburg GK nets equalizer ]

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.

source: APBayer 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.

Elsewhere
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

Standings

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Bayern Munich 22 17 4 1 59 9 50 10-1-0 7-3-1 55
VfL Wolfsburg 21 13 5 3 46 23 23 9-2-0 4-3-3 44
Mönchen 21 10 6 5 28 17 11 7-3-1 3-3-4 36
FC Schalke 04 22 10 5 7 32 24 8 7-4-1 3-1-6 35
FC Augsburg 22 11 2 9 32 29 3 7-2-2 4-0-7 35
Bayer Leverkusen 22 8 9 5 36 29 7 4-6-1 4-3-4 33
1899 Hoffenheim 22 8 6 8 34 35 -1 6-2-3 2-4-5 30
Werder Bremen 22 8 6 8 36 44 -8 6-3-2 2-3-6 30
Eintracht Frankfurt 22 7 7 8 40 44 -4 5-3-3 2-4-5 28
Hannover 96 22 7 5 10 25 33 -8 5-1-4 2-4-6 26
FSV Mainz 05 22 5 10 7 30 31 -1 4-4-3 1-6-4 25
Borussia Dortmund 22 7 4 11 28 31 -3 4-2-4 3-2-7 25
1. FC Köln 22 6 7 9 20 25 -5 1-6-4 5-1-5 25
Hamburger SV 21 6 5 10 14 30 -16 4-2-4 2-3-6 23
SC Paderborn 22 5 8 9 23 41 -18 3-4-4 2-4-5 23
SC Freiburg 22 4 10 8 24 31 -7 2-6-3 2-4-5 22
Hertha BSC Berlin 21 6 3 12 26 40 -14 4-1-6 2-2-6 21
VfB Stuttgart 22 4 6 12 23 40 -17 1-2-8 3-4-4 18