Eintracht Frankfurt bounced back from defeat to Mainz with Alexander Meier finding his scoring boots again in a 2-1 win over Hamburg.
Meier put Thomas Schaaf's ahead through a 12th-minute penalty and, although Zoltan Stieber levelled on the stroke of half-time, Meier's 16th of the season - one less than Bundesliga top scorer Arjen Robben - in the 54th minute earned the Eagles all three points.
Hamburg, who could slip back inside the bottom three on Sunday, also lost Matthias Ostrzolek to a red card,...
Bayern Munich picked up a further three points to move 11 clear at the top of the Bundesliga, but not without a few scares at home to Cologne.
The 4-1 margin of victory may have looked comprehensive, and they could have scored at least double that, but had it not been for some excellent saves from Manuel Neuer, Bayern would have conceded at least four also.
Bastian Schweinsteiger gave the hosts an early lead and Franck Ribery added a second, but the floodgates refused to open.
Jurgen Klinsmann could invite Hamburg right-back Ashton Gotz to the United States national team for the upcoming European friendlies at the end of March, the U.S.'s European scout Matthias Hamann said.
Gotz, 21, who does not currently hold a U.S. passport, broke into Hamburg's first team in September 2014, and has since gone on to make a total of 11 competitive appearances for the struggling Bundesliga giants.
His performances for the club have not only won him a professional contract at HSV, but...