Bayern Munich was held for a second successive Bundesliga game, with the leader twice coming from behind against lowly Mainz to recover a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

By Associated Press
April 22, 2017

MUNICH (AP) Bayern Munich was held for a second successive Bundesliga game, with the leader twice coming from behind against lowly Mainz to recover a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

It was another setback for Bayern following Tuesday's Champions League quarterfinal exit at Real Madrid, but the German title still looks to be Bayern's for a fifth consecutive season.

Bayern duo Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantara canceled out Bojan Krkic's second-minute opener and then Daniel Brosinski's penalty just before the break.

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Bayern extended its advantage to nine points with four games remaining but Leipzig, which plays Schalke on Sunday, can still catch Carlo Ancelotti's defending champions.

Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 win at Borussia Monchengladbach courtesy of Raphael Guerreiro's 87th-minute goal lifted Thomas Tuchel's side up to third, five points behind Leipzig.

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Last-place Darmstadt dealt a blow to Hamburger SV's survival hopes by beating its fellow struggler 2-1. Hamburg is only a point above the bottom three. Wolfsburg is ahead of Hamburg only on goal difference after losing at Hertha Berlin 1-0.

Augsburg occupies the relegation playoff spot after a 3-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt. Next-from-last Ingolstadt is five points from safety after a 4-2 loss to Werder Bremen, despite leading 2-1 with nine minutes to go.

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