Bayern Munich are unbeaten in twelve after their 3-0 win in the Nord-Süd-Gipfel Derby over Werder Bremen, and with the game in hand over Schalke, gives them the advantage in the race to catch Dortmund. Mainz keep up their impressive run with a 1-0 win at Hamburg that lifts them to fourth.
Bayer Leverkusen have relinquished that position after two defeats in four days. Goalkeeper Brand Leno spilled a cross into his own net inside the final five minutes to lose 1-2 at Nürnberg on Saturday. Tomoaki Makino banged in a hat-trick that lifted Köln above Fürth in the bottom three. Elsewhere, Bochum are surely staring at relegation after another defeat, their fifth in a row.
Wed 26th March MAINZ 2-1 LEVERKUSEN Szalai 6 Kießling 62 Müller 65 Fri 28th March KOLN 3-0 FURTH Makino 6pen, 63pen, 87 Sat 29th March BAYERN MUNICH 3-0 WERDER BREMEN Mandzukic 2, 25 Ribéry 45 BOCHUM 0-1 FRANKFURT Voronin 35 FREIBURG 1-2 DUSSELDORF Jendrisek 68 Nuhiu 27, 33 HAMBURG 0-1 MAINZ Szalai 85 NURNBERG 2-1 LEVERKUSEN Pekhart 6 Fernandes 45 Leno 86og STUTTGART 5-1 HANNOVER Hajnal 3, 83 Schlaudraff 68 Harnik 6, 82 Eggimann 70og Sunday 30th March MONCHENGLADBACH 3-1 WOLFSBURG Hanke 26, 34 Polter 88 Hegeler 43 SCHALKE P-P DORTMUND