Freiburg picked up a crucial win in their battle against relegation with a 2-0 victory over Augsburg.
Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach boosted their Champions League ambitions with victories in the Bundesliga.
Wolfsburg saw off the threat of a spirited Freiburg side with a 3-0 win to return to within 11 points of Bayern Munich.
Werder Bremen got back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats with a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Freiburg.
Bayer Leverkusen built on their midweek Champions League win over Atletico Madrid by beating struggling Freiburg 1-0.
Freiburg missed an opportunity to move out of the bottom three as they were held to a 1-1 draw Hoffenheim.
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