Bayer Leverkusen built on their midweek Champions League win over Atletico Madrid by beating struggling Freiburg 1-0 at the BayArena.
Simon Rolfes scored the only goal of the game as Roger Schmidt's men got back to winning ways to move above both Augsburg and Schalke into fourth place.
Defeat saw Freiburg slip into the bottom two, where they join Baden-Wurttemberg rivals Stuttgart for at least the next seven days.
Stefan Kiessling was recalled to the Leverkusen starting XI after starting their last...
Freiburg missed an opportunity to move out of the bottom three of the Bundesliga as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Emmanuel Hohn's opener was cancelled out by Kevin Volland as these two Baden-Wurttemberg rivals shared the spoils in the Black Forest.
Freiburg also ended the game with 10 men when Marc Torrejon picked up a straight red card in stoppage-time with more negatives than positives for Christian Streich's strugglers, who could drop a position on Sunday.
Pal Dardai's promising start to life as Hertha Berlin coach was brought to an abrupt end as they were sent back into the bottom three by Freiburg, who climbed above them thanks to a 2-0 win in the capital.
Felix Klaus and Maximilian Philipp earned Freiburg only their second win of 2015 to lift them away from the foot of the table and above Berlin.
The hosts once again disappointed at the Olympiastadion, where they have now been beaten six times, and last weekend's 2-0 win at Mainz has already been...