Ten-man Bayern Munich overcame an early double-disaster to beat VfL Bochum 3-1 and raise their Bundesliga lead to nine points on Sunday. ( dpa )
Bochum led early from Mimoun Azaouagha's 25-metres blast and things looked grim for Munich when Mark van Bommel was sent off in the 27th.
But Lucio headed the equalizer in the 31st and Munich won from a penalty by Franck Ribery and Christian Lell in the final 16 minutes.
Bayern lead the way with 57 points into the final eight matches of the season. Schalke 04 are on 48 points, SV Hamburg and Werder Bremen have 47 each.
Borussia Dortmund struck twice in the final minutes to hand Bayer Leverkusen their third straight defeat, 2-1.
Stefan Kiessling scored for the visitors in the 51st after a disastrous error from Dortmund goalkeeper Marc Ziegler, but Alexander Frei in the 88th and Dede in injury time turned the match in Dortmund's favour.