Bayern Munich come from behind to beat Darmstadt through Muller brace
Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Darmstadt 3-1 and move 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Sandro Wagner gave the visitors the lead against the run of play after 26 minutes, but Thomas Muller brought Bayern level early in the second half and from then on there was only one winner.
Muller got Bayern in front with his second goal in the 71st minute and the Bundesliga's top-scorer Robert Lewandowski sealed victory six minutes from time.
Hoffenheim picked up their first win since December and only their second since September with a 3-2 win over Mainz.
Jhon Cordoba gave Mainz the lead, but Eduardo Vargas selflessly teed up Nadiem Amiri to bring the hosts level within two minutes.
Hoffenheim took the lead in the 68th minute with Kevin Volland getting in around the back of the Mainz defence and pulling the ball back for Mark Uth to score.
Uth appeared to put the result beyond doubt 15 minutes from time when he again got on the end of a low cross, this time from the right from Pavel Kaderabek, but Jairo Samperio made things interesting just a few minutes later when he picked out the top left-hand corner from the edge of the penalty area.
Borussia Monchengladbach got their Champions League challenge back on track with a 1-0 win over Cologne in the Rhineland derby.
Mahmoud Dahoud's goal was enough to earn Andre Schubert's men all three points and take them to within a point of third-placed Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
The Foals were unable to add a second, despite creating numerous openings, and they nearly paid the price as Cologne hit back the second half.
The hosts withstood the pressure, though, to earn a precious win and put six points between the two sides in the Bundesliga standings.
Ingolstadt heaped the pressure on Werder Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik with a 2-0 win which leaves the northern side inside the bottom three.
Benjamin Hubner gave the Bavarians the lead after Dario Lezcano's effort came back to him off the underside of the crossbar in the 12th minute and the hosts were good value for their half-time advantage with only Anthony Ujah threatening an equaliser.
Bremen were screaming for a penalty when Ujah went down inside the area, but the referee pointed to the spot only a few minutes later, at the other end of the field, to let Lukas Hinterseer seal Ingolstadt's win.
Salomon Kalou fired an equaliser as Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg shared a 1-1 draw at the Olympiastadion.
Marcel Schafer gave the visitors the lead early in the second half, but Kalou levelled for Hertha to earn them an ultimately deserved point.