Saturday’s Bundesliga wrap

Hannover 96 remain rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga standings despite picking up a win on Saturday, while Bayern München moved 11 points clear at the top of the pile after seeing off the challenge of VfL Wolfsburg.

There was no separating Hamburger SV and FC Ingolstadt as they played to a 1-1 draw in the closely contested clash at Volksparkstadion.

The hosts made a flying start to the encounter, claiming the lead after just seven minutes of play thanks to Swiss international Josip Drmic.

However, the visitors drew level just after the hour mark through Austrian forward Lukas Hinterseer and held firm in the remaining minutes as Hamburg were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

At the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Hannover 96 rallied from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over VfB Stuttgart and give their survival hopes a massive boost.

Youngster Timo Werner fired the hosts in front in the 18th minute, but Hannover hit back through goals from Christian Schulz on either side of the break to close the gap on 17th-placed TSG Hoffenheim to just one point.

At Weserstadion, meanwhile, Bremen netted a late goal to rescue a 2-2 draw against Darmstadt.

Bremen drew first blood through Anthony Ujah’s 33rd-minute goal, but Darmstadt were handed a way back into the contest when Sandro Wagner converted from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time.

Aytac Sulu looked to have won it for Darmstadt in the 82nd minute, but Bremen were having none of it as veteran forward Claudio Pizarro popped up at the death to spare his side’s blushes.

Bayern München, meanwhile, further strengthened their hold on top spot in the Bundesliga after recording a 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg at Volkswagen Arena.

Following a goalless first half, Bayern eventually got the breakthrough they were looking for in the 66th minute, with Kingsley Coman volleying home from close range.

The result was put beyond any doubt when Robert Lewandowski fired into the bottom-right corner from the centre of the box in the 74th minute, following some good work in the build up by Franck Ribery.

Results

Hamburger SV 1-1 FC Ingolstadt
VfB Stuttgart 1-2 Hannover 96
Bremen 2-2 Darmstadt
VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 Bayern München

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