Bayern Munich recorded their first win of 2007, as they defeated Arminia Bielefeld at the Allianz Arena.
The Bundesliga champions remain way off title pace, but will look to mount a strong end to the season.
With that, they sealed a crucial three points against Arminia - who confirmed their coach Thomas von Heesen would be leaving the club on Monday.
The only goal of the game came after just eight minutes when Roy Makaay scored.
Lowly Bochum were denied a very good point, as Nurnberg claimed a 2-0 win at The Ruhrstadion.
With the game seemingly heading for a goalless draw, Ivan Saenko popped up twice in the final two minutes to seal victory.