By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valerien Ismael opened the scoring just before the hour mark and Ailton netted a clinching second late on while Bayern ran out 2-0 victors over Wolfsburg.
Bayern were ahead early on through Dutch international Roy Makaay with Bastian Schweinsteiger sealing the points with a second after 76 minutes.
Third place Stuttgart failed to respond to their midweek UEFA Champions League defeat to Chelsea after being held at home by Schalke in a goalless draw.
Bayer Leverkusen lost ground on the leading pack at the summit of the table after going down 3-1 at Hamburg.
The visitors were on the ropes early with Nico-Jan Hoogma and latterly Mehdi Mahdavikia from the penalty spot putting Hamburg two-up.
Bernardo Romeo added a third before Bernd Schneider pulled one back, but that was the end of the scoring.
Bochum moved ahead of Leverkusen in the table after their goalless home draw to Hansa Rostock gave them the point they needed to climb to fourth.
Hansa finished the game with 10 men after Thomas Rasmussen was shown his second yellow card after 55 minutes.
1860 Munich claimed all three points from their trip to Cologne with a 3-1 success.
First half goals from Markus Schroth, Benjamin Lauth and a second from Schroth put 1860 in control at the break.
Andrej Voronin did pull one back after the interval but it proved nothing more than a consolation.
Eintracht Frankfurt secured just their sixth win of the campaign after a 3-1 home win over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Goals from Ervin Skela, Ioannis Amanatidis and Alexander Schur put Eintracht in the driving seat before Arie van Lent netted a late consolation.
Click below for match summaries:
Bayern Munich 2-0 Wolfsburg
Cologne 1-3 1860 Munich
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 Borussia M'gladbach
Hamburg 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Bochum 0-0 Hansa Rostock
Stuttgart 0-0 Schalke
Werder Bremen 2-0 Borussia D'mund
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