In the home side OFB team defender Stefan Lainer played by, compatriot Marco Friedl stood with the guests until the 81st minute in the field. In the league table Leader Gladbach has a four-point advantage over the pursuers RB Leipzig and Bayern Munchen, Bremen is ranked 14th after seven straight games in a row.
Leverkusen keeps up with top teams
With the third away win of the season Bayer Leverkusen held the connection to the upper third of the table. The Werkself, substituting Julian Baumgartlinger in the 42nd minute and Aleksandar Dragovic and Ramazan Ozcan on the bench, won 2-0 at VfL Wolfsburg (1-0) and can go into the international break with a good feeling.
Karim Bellarabi (25th) and Paulinho (96th) defeated Austria's team goalkeeper Pavao Pervan. For the Wolfsburg, however, it was the fourth competitive defeat in the series. The good season start of the selection of coach Oliver Glasner has long been forgotten in the VW city, instead, the VfL, which fell back to tenth place, gradually in crisis.
In the now seven games winless Wolfsburgern was not much together. The three defeats in DFB Cup, Bundesliga and Europa League had left their mark. Although the VfL had the Leverkusen offensive largely under control. But the hosts did not even know how to stage themselves.
German Bundesliga, eleventh round
MOnchengladbach – Bremen 3: 1 (2: 0)
Goals: Bensebaini (20th), Herrmann (22nd, 59th) and Bittencourt (93rd)
Lainer (Gladbach) played through, Friedl (Bremen) until 81 minutes
Wolfsburg – Leverkusen 0: 2 (0: 1)
Goals: Bellarabi (25th), Paulinho (96th)
Pervan (Wolfsburg) played through, Baumgartlinger (Leverkusen) from 42 minutes, Dragovic and Ozcan on the bench
Freiburg – Frankfurt
Bayern Munich – Dortmund 4: 0 (1: 0)
Goals: Lewandowski (17., 76.), Gnabry (47.), Hummels (80./owner)
Alaba (Bayern) played through
Hertha BSC – Leipzig 2: 4 (1: 2)
Goals: Mittelstadt (32), Selke (92) and Werner (38./Elfmeter, 91.), Sabitzer (45. + 1), Kampl (86.)
Sabitzer and Laimer played through, Ilsanker (all Leipzig) until the 46th minute
Schalke – Dusseldorf 3: 3 (1: 0)
Goals: Caligiuri (33rd), Kabak (67th), Serdar (79th) and Hennings (62./Elfmeter, 74., 85.)
SchOpf (Schalke) in action until the 75th minute, Burgstaller on the bench; Suttner (Dusseldorf) on the bench
Mainz – Union Berlin 2: 3 (0: 2)
Goals: Onisiwo (81st), Brosinski (94th) and Ingvartsen (30th), Andersson (45th + 3, 51st)
Onisiwo (Mainz) from the 61st minute; Trimmel (Berlin) played through
Paderborn – Augsburg 0: 1 (0: 1)
Goal: Max (41.)
Gregory (Augsburg) on the bench
Cologne – Hoffenheim 1: 2 (1: 0)
Goals: Cordoba (34th) and Adamyan (48th), Locadia (90th + 8 / penalty)
Schaub (Cologne) until the 79th minute; Posch and Grillitsch (Hoffenheim) played through