(CNN) -- Bundelsliga strugglers VfL Bochum ended their 13-match winless streak with a crucial victory against relegation rivals Karlsruhe on Sunday.
Bochum players celebrate a vital victory over Karlsruhe.
Christian Fuchs opened the scoring after 28 minutes and new signing Diego Klimowicz made it 2-0 in the 65th minute, the Press Association reported.
Bochum's last victory had been back in September last year, but the win lifted them out of the relegation zone in Germany to 15th place with 14 points, one more than Karlsruhe.
Arminia Bielefeld also gave their survival hopes a massive boost with a 2-1 win over under achieving Werder Bremen, only their third win of the season.
Torben Marx opened the scoring for the hosts in the 24th minute but Hugo Almeida equalized on the stroke of half-time.
Artur Wichniarek scored the winner four minutes into the second half.
In Scotland, champions Celtic were held to a disappointing 0-0 away draw at bottom side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
It was a great start for new Inverness manager Terry Butcher, with Celtic going two points clear of arch-rivals Rangers in a tense title race.
Meanwhile, Bordeaux went to the top in France ahead of Lyon's late kickoff with a 2-2 draw against Lille.
They head the defending champions on goal difference on 42 points while Marseille could not make ground in fourth after a shock 1-0 defeat at Sochaux.