Wolfsburg and Moenchengadbach win in Bundesliga
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Second-place Wolfsburg beat Freiburg 3-0 on Sunday to remain 11 points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, and keep Freiburg firmly in the relegation zone.
Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring and played a role in goals by Roberto Rodriguez and Maximilian Arnold.
The defeat left Freiburg next to last, three points from safety.
In the late match, Patrick Herrmann scored both goals for Borussia Moenchengladbach to beat Hannover 2-0. Moenchengladbach is third, nine points behind Wolfsburg and two points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern Munich won 4-0 at Werder Bremen on Saturday.
De Bruyne put Wolfsburg ahead in the 19th after Marc Torrejon had mistimed his clearance, allowing de Bruyne to slot home unopposed.
Freiburg missed several chances before Wolfsburg regained control late in the game.
De Bruyne earned a penalty when he was brought down by Freiburg goalkeeper Roman Buerki, who escaped a red card. Rodriguez converted from the spot in the 78th. De Bruyne then provided the cross for Arnold’s goal in the 84th.
Hermann connected with a low cross from Thorgan Hazard at the far post to open the scoring for Moenchengladbach in the 43rd. He sealed a sixth straight home victory with another close-range shot, after being picked out by Max Kruse in the 75th.
Hannover is winless in nine matches and is four points from the danger zone.