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Bundesliga wrap: Bayern tops Hannover, Yarmolenko rescues BVB draw

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Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, center, celebrates with team mates Juan Bernat, left, and Arturo Vidal after scoring his side’s third goal during the German Soccer Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Augsburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)


A noticeable margin is starting to mount at the top of the Bundesliga table, after league leaders Bayern Munich took care of business on Saturday.

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Below is a brief look at some of the results from around Germany’s top flight.

Bayern Munich 3-1 Hannover

The table-toppers have opened up a six-point gap atop the league after a combination of their victory and Leipzig’s loss, but it took a pair of goals after the hour mark to ensure the three points against Hannover. Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowksi scored late Bayern, after Arturo Vidal had given the home side the advantage inside the opening 20 minutes. Hannover had pulled level in the 35th minute when Charlison Benshop gave the visitors their opener.

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Andriy Yarmolenko rescued a point for Dortmund on the road against 10-man Leverkusen, however, the visitors had a struggle of breaking down their opposition. Leverkusen controlled the game’s chances, despite playing down a man for nearly 50 minutes. BVB is now winless in its last five league matches and has fallen to sixth place in the Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim 4-0 Red Bull Leipzig

It was all Hoffenheim in this one, which was capped off by Serge Gnarby’s brilliant long lob over Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi. Gnarby scores twice in a span of 10 minutes on Saturday, but that came after Nadiem Amiri opened the game up for Hoffenheim in the 13th minute. Meanwhile, Mark Uth added a fourth for the home side with three minutes remaining in regulation.

The rest of Saturday’s scores

Schalke 2-2 Cologne
Mainz 1-3 Augsburg
Werder Bremen 1-0 Stuttgart