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Bayern and Bremen moved closer towards securing first and third place, respectively as Schalke lost, and both Leverkusen and Dortmund could only earn draws.

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Hertha Berlin
Bayern Munich 3-1 Bochum
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Wolfsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Hoffenheim
Koeln 2-2 Freiburg
Hamburg 4-0 Nuernberg
Hannover 6-1 Borussia M'gladbach
Schalke 0-2 Werder Bremen
Stuttgart 2-2 Mainz

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Hertha Berlin

Despite being all but mathematically relegated, Hertha put their best foot forward today, and nearly earned an improbable victory. Theofanis Gekas hit the bar early on before Raffael struck in the opener after 12 minutes. Leverkusen battled back and would not concede another opportunity before the break. The winter champions came close several times, but could not equalise before the half-time break.

Shortly before the hour mark, Manuel Friedrich headed in a corner, bringing Leverkusen back on level terms. The German defender came close to nodding in the winner late, but was denied by the crossbar. Hertha goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny had to fend off a veritable hailstorm of shots, but but managed to avoid conceding a late goal, and the game ended in a draw.

Bayern Munich 3-1 Bochum

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Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Wolfsburg

Still in the hunt for a third place finish, Dortmund dominated the first half, forcing Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio to make a heroic effort to deny an opener. The Ruhr side appeared to have earned their opener on 34 minutes, when Peter Pekarik conceded a penalty to Kevin Grosskreutz. Nuri Sahin stepped up to take the spot kick, but Benaglio again denied the hosts with an excellent save in the lower right corner of goal.

In the second half, Wolfsburg were much improved, and strikers Edin Dzeko and Grafite came out of the woodwork. In the 69th minute, Dzeko finished well from close range, giving the defending Bundesliga champions a deserved lead. Though initially stunned, Dortmund battled back and drew level as 19-year old substitute Marco Stiepermann scored in just his second Bundesliga appearance. Both teams had their chances in the late going, but neither could net a winner, and the match ended in a draw.

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Hoffenheim

In a cagey first half only Pirmin Schwegler's brilliant effort from long range could separate Frankfurt and Hoffenheim. Given space to shoot, the central midfielder hammered in the opener for the hosts.

Play opened up more in the second half, which suited Hoffenheim. After Chinedu Obasi was unable to equalise, substitute Prince Tagoe pulled the visitors level with a fine finish on the break. Back on level terms, both teams looked to score a winner, and Tagoe proved to be the difference maker. The Ghanaian striker reached a long ball from goalkeeper Daniel Haas, and netted a late winner for the visitors.

Koeln 2-2 Freiburg

Still not quite assured a place in next year's Bundesliga campaign, Freiburg were dealt a shocking blow early on, when red-hot winger Zoran Tosic put Koeln ahead in the ninth minute. The hosts dominated possession, but were unable to put much pressure on the Freiburg defence. The team from Germany's southwestern corner were clinical with the ball, and equalised on 31 minutes as Mohamadou Idrissou finished from a corner kick.

With Koeln lacking a cutting edge in attack, Freiburg were the more dangerous side in the second half. Idrissou completed his brace on 57 minutes, and in doing so, all but confirmed Freiburg's final position above the league's bottom three. Sebastian Freis put Koeln on level terms in the 84th minute, but the visitors held on for a draw, putting them four points clear of the drop.

Hamburg 4-0 Nuernberg

Less than 48 hours after crashing out of the Europa League, Hamburg looked to finish their domestic campaign on a high note, and potentially overcome Stuttgart before the end of the campaign. Jonathan Pitroipa netted early for the hosts, and a quickfire brace from Mladen Petric ended the game as a contest within 25 minutes.

Nuernberg had a few chances in the second half, but were always on their heels, and conceded a fourth as substitute Ruud van Nistelrooy pounced on his opportunity and took his goal with typical class. Nuernberg had no answer, and will now need a win on matchday 34 to stand a chance of avoiding relegation.

Hannover 6-1 Borussia M'gladbach

An inspired Hannover team stormed out of the relegation zone today following an emphatic win over Moenchengladbach. First half goals from Karim Haggui, Sergio Pinto, Didier Ya Konan, and Mike Hanke put the hosts in full control, but with goal difference critical at this time in the season, Hannover pushed for more. Sofian Chahed added a fifth before Gladbach's Patrick Herrmann traded goals with Arnold Bruggink to cap a 6-1 result.

Schalke 0-2 Werder Bremen

In this week's most highly-anticipated clash, Bremen took a huge victory over Schalke. The hosts had their chances in the first half, but Jefferson Farfan and Kevin Kuranyi could not put away their opportunities, and the two teams entered the break on level terms.

Early in the second half, Mesut Ozil silenced the home crowd with a crucial opener, putting Bremen a step into the Champions League. Nine minutes later, the German international set up Hugo Almeida for Bremen's second, and Schalke could make no response. The result has all but finished off Schalke's title hopes, and left Bremen in control of their own destiny as they try to secure a third place finish.

Stuttgart 2-2 Mainz

Mainz, who have struggled on the road this year, were outplayed in the first half, but managed to limit their opponents' goalscoring opportunities. As a result, the visitors were able to secure a 0-0 scoreline at the half.

Early in the second period, defender Malik Fathi scored from a corner, causing Stuttgart to open up at the back. Andre Schuerrle doubled the visitors' advantage on 63 minutes with a fast break goal, leaving the Swabians with a mountain to climb. Stuttgart battled back, however, and Ciprian Marica netted a brace within two minutes to draw the score level. Stuttgart pressed forward over the final quarter hour, but failed to score the winner. As a result, they will need to draw with Hoffenheim next week in order to ensure a Europa League position next year.

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