Augsburg came from behind for a 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach at the SGL arena.
Borussia Dortmund remain in the Bundesliga relegation play-off spot after a 2-2 draw with second-placed Wolfsburg.
Borussia Monchengladbach boosted their goal difference with a 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen.
Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach drew 1-1 at the BayArena.
A review of Thursday's Europa League action, as Borussia Monchengladbach and Villarreal reached the last 32.
Bayern Munich remain seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after a 1-0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.
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