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Bayern maintain pressure, Mönchengladbach lose

Published: Saturday 24 March 2012, 17.57CET
Mario Gomez's 23rd league goal of the season helped FC Bayern München beat Hannover 96 to close in on the Bundesliga summit, but VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach lost 2-1 at home.

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Published: Saturday 24 March 2012, 17.57CET

Bayern maintain pressure, Mönchengladbach lose

Mario Gomez's 23rd league goal of the season helped FC Bayern München beat Hannover 96 to close in on the Bundesliga summit, but VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach lost 2-1 at home.

FC Bayern München moved to within two points of leaders Borussia Dortmund thanks to a 2-1 victory against Hannover 96.

Goals in either half by Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez ‒ his ninth in his last five matches ‒ ensured Jupp Heynckes's charges, who conceded Didier Ya Konan's strike (74), warmed up for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at Olympique de Marseille with a third successive Bundesliga win.

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach failed to keep pace with the top two after losing at home to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Though Marco Reus marked his 90th Bundesliga appearance for the hosts with his 15th goal of the season, two in three minutes by Roberto Firmino (77) and Boris Vukčević (79) turned the match on its head.

FC Schalke 04 replaced Mönchengladbach in third after Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice in a 2-0 defeat of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, his 21st and 22nd league goals of the campaign.

Elsewhere, a third win in four unbeaten fixtures – 2-0 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern – lifted SC Freiburg out of the bottom three, and two goals from Adrián Ramos helped second-from-last Hertha BSC Berlin seal a 3-1 success at 1. FSV Mainz 05. Paul Verhaegh grabbed a last-gasp leveller for FC Augsburg at SV Werder Bremen.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.15CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/04/2012 13:54 CET

24/03/2012

SchalkeSchalke2-0LeverkusenLeverkusen

Huntelaar 18, 86

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

24/03/2012

FreiburgFreiburg2-0KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Guédé 8, Makiadi 14

Venue: Freiburg

24/03/2012

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-2HoffenheimHoffenheim

Reus 38

Roberto Firmino 77, Vukcevic 79

Venue: Monchengladbach

24/03/2012

BremenBremen1-1AugsburgAugsburg

Füllkrug 61

Verhaegh 90+2

Venue: Bremen

24/03/2012

MainzMainz1-3HerthaHertha

Choupo-Moting 58

Ben-Hatira 41, Ramos 52, 69

Venue: Mainz

24/03/2012

BayernBayern2-1HannoverHannover

Kroos 36, Gomez 68

Konan Ya 74

Venue: Munich

23/03/2012

WolfsburgWolfsburg2-1HamburgHamburg

Mandžukić 46, Schäfer 75

Berg 47

Venue: Wolfsburg

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