Bayern Munich are close to having beaten a crucial hole in the top of the Bundesliga, but the duel on the vicemestertronen live in the best of health.
RB Leipzig won Monday's lone showdown in the Bundesliga with a 4-2 over FC Cologne and played again within just two points of Borussia Dortmund, which occupies the second place with five rounds again.
the Top 5 have separated themselves in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich is firmly in the lead with 67 points. This is followed by Dortmund with 60 points, Leipzig with 58 points and Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen with 56 points.
Number six in the series is Wolfsburg with 42 points. The top four teams qualify for the Champions League.
The Red Bull-owned club from eastern Germany was without ankelskadede Yussuf Poulsen, but despite a bad start, provided the away team a good performance.
Jhon Cordoba brought Cologne in front after only seven minutes, but before the break had Leipzig to set course for the three points.
Patrik Schick headede reversal into button mid-point in the half-time, while Christopher Nkunku in 38. minute chipped 2-1-scoring in the free position.
Leipzig needed a good fight after a somewhat uneven performance in the 2-2 match against Hertha BSC at the latest. Supplied and the team.
Five minutes after the break did landsholdsstjernen Timo Werner it to 3-1 on a friløber after a perfect kick off by goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi.
It smelt again of excitement, as Anthony Modeste with a nice long-range shot reduced to 2-3 after 55 minutes, but if the nervousness affected individual the Leipzig players, it was quickly knocked down.
Two minutes after the reduction kicked Dani Olmo a rispost in the box to 4-2, which was the result of the game.
FC Cologne occupies 11.-square and has seven points down to the relegation zone.