Bayern takes one step closer to Bundesliga title; Dortmund falls again
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich moved a step closer to the Bundesliga title while his former club Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Lewandowski scored in either half — the first a wonderful volley — and Thomas Mueller added another from a difficult angle in the 82nd minute to give injury-hit Bayern a 3-0 win at home over similarly depleted Eintracht Frankfurt.
Poor defending cost Dortmund dearly in Moenchengladbach, where Oscar Wendt scored in the first minute before Raffael and Havard Nordtveit made it 3-0. Ilkay Gundogan scored Dortmund's consolation in the 77th.
Bayer Leverkusen stayed two points behind third place 'Gladbach with a 3-2 win at Mainz, Paderborn defeated Augsburg 2-1, and Schalke was held to a 0-0 draw by Freiburg.