1. FC Union Berlin finished the first half of the Bundesliga season in second place as the first Bayern hunter. The Köpenickers won 2-1 (1-1) at Werder Bremen and have three points fewer than the Munich team.
SC Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt split 1-1 (0-1) in the chasing duel. Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen continued their race to catch up with their fifth win in a row in a 2-0 (1-0) win over VfL Bochum. FC Augsburg defeated Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 (0-0).