Bayern move closer to title

Injury-hit Bayern Munich moved closer to retaining their Bundesliga title after they won 2-0 at Hoffenheim.Sebastian Rode scored the opening goal for the visitors who added a second through an Andreas Beck own goal to take maximum points and extend their advantage over Wolfsburg, who play on Sunday, to 13 points with five games to go.Given the Bayern line-up, Hoffenheim will be ruing themselves for missing an opportunity to strengthen their own claim for a place in Europe next season, although they simply created too little danger to test Pep Guardiola’s men.
Bayer Leverkusen moved above Borussia Monchengladbach on goal difference and into third place thanks to a convincing 4-0 win over Hannover which heaps the pressure on the Lower Saxony club’s coach Tayfun Korkut.


Omer Toprak gave the hosts the lead and Julian Brandt added a second before the interval.Hannover had no answer to a strong Leverkusen side, who added two more goals through Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Stefan Kiessling to climb a place in the table, leaving Hannover just two points above the bottom three.
Borussia Dortmund responded to this week’s news that coach Jurgen Klopp will be leaving at the end of the season with a 3-0 victory over Paderborn that boosts their hopes of getting in the Europa League.