Bayern Munich had severally been handed a free ticket to secure one of the three titles they hope to clinch this season.
With tough draws in both the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal, the Bavarians could be cock- sure their defence of the Bundesliga title they won less than a year ago could face no threat.
With season’s first-half leaders and league debutants RB Leipzig throw away their chance of claiming their first Bundesliga title, Carlo Ancelotti’s men took the chance to overturn their early dreadful slip-up to the season to reclaim what is now becoming their birth right.
Although they have to wait until Sunday to play their game, Bayern have to take a deep breath of 10 points edge on the log after title contenders the Saxons missed the opportunity to close the gap on Bundesliga leaders on Saturday after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Werder Bremen.
Zlatko Junuzovic powered Coach Alexander Nouri’s men into the lead in the 34th minute to settle the first half with the hosts leading.
The second half had the Junuzovic laid off a sensational free-kick for Florian Grillitsch who lashed home the resultant ball.
In the stoppages of the game, unsettled US international forward Aron Johannsson who is itching at leaving the Weserstadion came off after being thwarted by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi to pave way for Austrian midfielder Florian Kainz who put the icing on the cake to compound Coach Ralph Hasenhuttl’s misery, recording four defeats in his side’s last seven games.
At the other centres, third-placed Borussia Dortmund closed to within three points of his side by beating Ingolstadt on Friday night to put pressure on Leipzig.
Meanwhile, Hoffenheim increased their chance of moving up the pile with a Champions League slot in sight after claiming a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Mid-table occupants Leverkusen, who exited the Champions League in midweek after falling 4-2 on aggregate to Atlántico Madrid, are now winless in their last four league games.
Fifth-placed Hertha Belin suffered a heart-breaking defeat as Anthony Modeste’s hat-trick fired Cologne to a 4-2 win over the capital club.
Wolfsburg continue their rejuvenation under new man Andries Jonker as Mario Gomez fired the Wolves to a 1-0 win over rock bottom Darmstadt as they record their second win on the bounce following a 1-0 victory over second-placed Leipzig last time out.
Augsburg came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Freiburg, thanks to Kostas Stafylidis’s late header that cancelled Florian Niederlechner’s penalty which had given the visitors the lead
Eintracht Frankfurt, I the late kick-off, were held to a goalless draw by struggling Hamburg.