Bundesliga Roundup: Bayern stunned by Bochum; RB Leipzig close gap to Borussia Dortmund

VfL Bochum 1848 v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga
VfL Bochum 1848 v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga / Lars Baron/GettyImages

Bayern Munich's disastrous week went from bad to worse as they were beaten by VfL Bochum on Sunday, while RB Leipzig breezed past Gladbach to boost their top four hopes.

Amine Adli, Florian Wirtz
1. FC Heidenheim 1846 v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga / Jan Hetfleisch/GettyImages

Matchday 22 saw Bayer Leverkusen extend their unbeaten run and lead at the top of the Bundesliga standings. Goals from Jeremie Frimpong and Amine Adli helped Xabi Alonso's side beat Heidenheim 2-1 as they moved eight points clear of Bayern.

VfL Bochum scripted a stunning 3-2 win against Bayern Munich, who ended a miserable week by suffering a third straight defeat. Goals from Takuma Asano, Keven Schlotterbeck, and Kevin Stöger gave the Ruhr side an incredible come from behind win, after Jamal Musiala had given Bayern the lead. Harry Kane halved the deficit late on, but it wasn't enough to rescue a point.

Borussia Dortmund endured more misery as a laboured performance meant that they had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg. Yannick Gerhardt scored to ensure the share of the spoils for the home side following Niclas Füllkrug's early opener.

RB Leipzig moved to within one point of Borussia Dortmund, as goals from Xavi Simons and Loïs Openda helped them earn a 2-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Mahmoud Dahoud
SV Darmstadt 98 v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

VfB Stuttgart continued their winning run despite going down to ten men, as they beat Darmstadt 2-1. Serhou Guirassy and Mahmoud Dahoud were on target for the Swabians, who now find themselves just four points shy of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga standings.

SC Freiburg came from behind thrice to rescue a 3-3 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt. Michael Gregoritsch scored a dramatic late equaliser for Christian Streich's side to cancel out Ansgar Knauff's brace. Omar Marmoush was also on target for the Eagles, while Ritsu Doan and Vincenzo Grifo scored for Freiburg.

Robin Gosens, Brenden Aaronson
TSG Hoffenheim v 1. FC Union Berlin - Bundesliga / Helge Prang/GettyImages

Justin Njinmah scored the only goal of the game as Werder Bremen continued their strong start to 2024 with a 1-0 win over the struggling FC Köln. Brenden Aaronson came up clutch for Union Berlin as they managed to beat TSG Hoffenheim 1-0.

Mainz 05 gave their hopes of avoiding relegation a huge boost by earning a 1-0 win over FC Augsburg in Bo Henriksen's first game in charge. Sepp van den Berg scored the winner as the 05ers moved to within a point of the playoff spot.