Bundesliga wrap: Contenders take advantage of RB Leipzig stumble

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Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga lead is a bit cozier, and RB Leipzig has reason to worry about its second place spot following Saturday’s results in Germany.

RB Leipzig drew on Friday, then watched as Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim gained ground.

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Meanwhile, Werder Bremen continued to put distance between itself and the drop zone. The club has been in the top flight since 1981.

Koln 0-3 Bayern Munich

Javi Martinez’s 25th minute goal was all the visitors needed, though Juan Bernat and Franck Ribery cushioned the win with second half tallies that sent Bayern seven points clear of RB Leipzig.

Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 Schalke

USMNT left-sided man Fabian Johnson scored a pair of goals for Gladbach, leapfrogging the hosts over the visitors and into eighth.

Borussia Monchengladbach 6-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Fellow American Christian Pulisic subbed into this one and registered a goal and an assist as Dortmund pulled within six points of second.

Elsewhere

Augsburg 2-2 RB Leipzig — Friday
Mainz 1-1 Wolfsburg
Hoffenheim 5-2 Ingolstadt
Werder Bremen 2-0 Darmstadt
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Freiburg — 9:30 a.m. EDT Sunday
Hamburg vs. Hertha Berlin — 11:30 a.m. EDT Sunday

Standings

 

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Bayern Munich 23 17 5 1 57 13 44 8-3-0 9-2-1 56
 RB Leipzig 23 15 4 4 43 24 19 9-1-1 6-3-3 49
 Borussia Dortmund 23 12 7 4 52 25 27 8-3-0 4-4-4 43
 1899 Hoffenheim 23 10 11 2 44 24 20 7-5-0 3-6-2 41
 Hertha BSC Berlin 22 11 4 7 30 24 6 9-1-1 2-3-6 37
 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 10 5 7 25 22 3 6-3-1 4-2-6 35
 1. FC Köln 23 8 9 6 31 25 6 5-5-1 3-4-5 33
 Mönchengladbach 23 9 5 9 29 31 -2 6-3-3 3-2-6 32
 Bayer Leverkusen 23 9 3 11 36 38 -2 5-2-5 4-1-6 30
 SC Freiburg 22 9 3 10 28 39 -11 7-0-4 2-3-6 30
 FSV Mainz 05 23 8 5 10 32 38 -6 5-4-3 3-1-7 29
 FC Augsburg 23 7 7 9 23 30 -7 3-4-5 4-3-4 28
 FC Schalke 04 23 7 6 10 28 27 1 6-2-4 1-4-6 27
 Werder Bremen 23 7 4 12 30 43 -13 4-1-7 3-3-5 25
 VfL Wolfsburg 23 6 5 12 21 34 -13 3-2-7 3-3-5 23
 Hamburger SV 22 5 5 12 21 45 -24 3-3-4 2-2-8 20
 FC Ingolstadt 04 23 5 3 15 21 39 -18 2-2-7 3-1-8 18
 Darmstadt 23 3 3 17 15 45 -30 3-3-6 0-0-11 12