Bayern Munich won 3-2 at Wolfsburg on Saturday as they rebounded from a mid-week Champions League exit and took a big step towards a ninth straight Bundesliga title.
Teenager Jamal Musiala scored a brace and Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting got the other to help the champions restore a seven-point lead over RB Leipzig who were held 0-0 by Hoffenheim the previous day.
The Bundesliga is the last title option for the 2020 treble winners Munich after a Tuesday exit in Europe against Paris Saint-Germain.
Wolfsburg suffered a second straight defeat but remained third because number four Eintracht Frankfurt crashed 4-0 at Borussia Moenchengladbach, the future club of their coach Adi Huetter.
Union Berlin beat VfB Stuttgart 2-1, Augsburg and Arminia Bielefeld drew 0-0 in the lowlands while bottom side Schalke are another step closer to relegation following a 4-0 drubbing at mid-table Freiburg.
New Cologne coach Friedhelm Funkel starts his rescue mission at the second-last side later Saturday in a regional derby at Bayer Leverkusen, and on Sunday Borussia Dortmund host Werder Bremen. Mainz v Hertha Berlin was postponed because Hertha are in coronavirus quarantine.