GermanBundesliga leaders Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 on Saturday, as part of the 24th stage of the competition, which saw a pause in solidarity with Ukraine, which suffers from the invasion of Russia.
The Bavarian club owes the three points to their substitute Leroy Sane, who scored the only goal in the 71st minute.
Bayern avenged their 1-2 League loss to Frankfurt in October, taking their lead to 58 points, 9 points ahead of fellow champions Borussia Dortmund, who host Augsburg on Sunday.
Leverkusen wins by three
Bayer Leverkusen returned to the winning track with a 3-0 win over host Armenia Bielefeld.
Leverkusen took the lead in the first half thanks to Argentine Lucas Alario (29), before adding second and third through Frenchman Moussa Diaby in the 57th and 81st minutes, bringing his tally to 12 goals this season, including 7 in his last five games.
Leverkusen strengthened their third place by 44 points, closing in on second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who are just 5 points above.
In other matches, Freiburg returned to fourth place by beating Hertha Berlin 3-0, scored by Italy’s Vincenzo Grifo in the 12th minute from the penalty spot, Kevin Schade (83) and Lucas Holer (86).
Freiburg, whose eleventh win of the season lifted their tally to 40 points, equalling Hoffenheim’s fifth, who beat Stuttgart 2-1 in Friday’s opening stage.
Union Berlin boosted their hopes of staying in the European race by beating Mainz 3-1.
Japanese Genki Haraguchi (7), Sheraldo Becker of Suriname (56), and Nigerian Taiwo Awoniyi (75) took turns in scoring for the winning team, as Delano Burgzorg scored for Mainz (90), while the referee sent off Dominik Kohr in the 60th minute.
The capital club finished seventh in the standings with 37 points, one point ahead of Koln who fell in a draw to hosts Greuther Furth at the bottom of the standings 1-1.
Koln opened the scoring via Austrian Florian Kainz (53), and the host responded thanks to Sebastian Griesbeck (69).
Borussia Monchengladbach overturned a two-goal lead against Wolfsburg to a 2-2 draw.
Wolfsburg advanced through Danish forward Jonas Wind (6) and Belgian defender Sebastiaan Bornauw (34), before French defender Maxence Lacroix was suspended in the 70th minute.
France’s Marcus Thuram (43) cut the lead for the hosts before Cameroonian-Swiss Breel Embolo snatched the equalizer in the 82nd minute. Wolfsburg are in twelfth place with 28 points, one point ahead of Monchengladbach.