Bayern Munich maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga thanks to a 2-0 victory over Union Berlin on Sunday.
After Dortmund beat Schalke 04 4-0 on Saturday to cut the Bavarians’ lead to just a point, there was no room for error for the defending champions.
In what would turn out to be a comfortable victory for the visitors, in the end, Thomas Muller had a goal disallowed before Robert Lewandowski dispatched a penalty to put Bayern in the lead after Leon Goretzka was fouled in the area.
Benjamin Paverd made the points save with 10 minutes to play, scoring the second.
The victory takes Bayern onto 58 points as they consolidate top spot.
For Union, they drop to 12th with 30 points from 26 games.
In the other game played on Sunday, Mainz 05 fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 away to Koln.
The hosts took the lead inside 6 minutes through a Mark Uth penalty before Florian Kainz doubled their advantage on 53 minutes.
Taiwo Awoniyi halved the deficit for Mainz on 61 minutes and the stage was set for Pierre Malong to level matters with 18 minutes on the clock.
The two sides remain unchanged in terms of positions with Koln 10th on 33 points while Mainz are in 15th having gathered 27 points from 26 outings.
Bundesliga match-day 26 action continues with one fixture on Monday as Bremen hosts Leverkusen.
Bundesliga match-day 26 results so far
-Dortmund 4-0 Schalke O4
-Hoffenheim 0-3 Hertha Berlin
-Dusseldorf 0-0 Paderbon
-Augsburg 1-2 Wolfsburg
-RB Leipzig 1-1 Freiburg
-Frankfurt 1-3 Monchengladbach
-Koln 2-2 Mainz
-Union Berlin 0-2 Bayern
Bundesliga upcoming fixture
-Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen @9:30pm