BERLIN (AP) — Yannick Gerhardt scored late to clinch a 3-2 win for Wolfsburg at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Gerhardt’s 89th-minute winner lifted Wolfsburg to fifth place, three points behind Leipzig in the last Champions League spot and one point ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, before the league’s winter break.
Augsburg made the better start but Wolfsburg gradually gained control and Josuha Guilavogui scored after the visitors’ second corner. American defender John Anthony Brooks headed the ball on and the French midfielder prodded it home from close range.
Brazilian defender William scored before the break after Augsburg missed several chances to clear.
Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta equalized five minutes after Kerem Demirbay’s 11th-minute goal for Hoffenheim.
At the halfway stage of the season, Borussia Dortmund has a six-point lead over defending champion Bayern Munich.
Bayern took advantage of Dortmund’s defeat of Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday to move second with a win over Eintracht Frankfurt a day later. Gladbach and Bayern had been separated by goal difference.
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