Schalke blew their chance to close the gap on leaders Dortmund, going down to a solitary first-half strike from Christian Vander, meaning that BVB’s 3-1 win over Hamburg on Friday night gives them an eight-point gap at the top of the table.
Bayern Munich have stretched their unbeaten run to 10 Bundesliga matches, despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Borussia Mönchengladbach who scrambled home a late equaliser after being on the back-foot most of the evening. Mainz and Werder Bremen are on 6-match unbeaten runs after positive results on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Freiburg recorded their first win in five with a 1-0 victory at struggling Fürth, while Nürnberg haven’t won in five matches after they went down 0-2 at VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday afternoon. Stefan Kießling scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season in Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-1 win over Hannover.
There are no midweek fixtures, but every top-flight side is in action next weekend with the stand-out match being Schalke v. Wolfsburg on Saturday evening.
FRIDAY 7TH MARCH DORTMUND 3-1 HAMBURG Reus 27 Rudnevs 19 Santana 40 Lewandowski 82 (Praet s/o 64) SATURDAY 8TH MARCH BAYERN MUNICH 1-1 MONCHENGLADBACH Müller 79 Dominguez 88 BOCHUM 2-4 STUTTGART Toski 26 pen Tasci 5, 36 Aydin 35 Kuzmanovic 14 pen Ibisevic 31 DUSSELDORF 2-4 MAINZ Bellinghausen 22 Szalai 29 Nuhiu 60 Sliskovi 33, 74 Bell 49 FRANKFURT 1-0 SCHALKE Vander 30 FURTH 0-1 FREIBURG Freis 13 WERDER BREMEN 1-1 KOLN Hartherz 83 Tae-Se 69 SUNDAY 9TH MARCH LEVERKUSEN 3-1 HANNOVER Kießling 11, 22 Sobiech 58 WOLFSBURG 2-0 NURNBERG Olic 56, 84