Lukasz Piszczek's goal secured three points for Borussia Dortmund over 10-man Werder Bremen.
It wasn't easy but Thomas Tuchel will be pleased at Andre Schurrle and Marco Reus' efforts at Bremen in place of the absent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Despite a poor finish to 2016, Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund are still in a great position to start well in 2017 and push for Champions League places.
While Bayern had a sub-par performance against Freiburg, Carlo Ancelotti insists that the win is most important.
Still in hibernation mode from their winter break, Bayern Munich were rescued by two stellar goals from Robert Lewandowski to beat Freiburg.
Carlo Ancelotti credited Bayern Munich's "will to win" after coming from behind to beat Freiburg 2-1.