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Wolfsburg continue to set Bundesliga pace

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  • Dzeko grabs a second half hat-trick as Wolfsburg thrash Hoffenheim 4-0
  • Bayern Munich keep pace with 2-1 home victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach
  • Stuttgart's challenge falters with 2-2 draw at Arminia Bielefeld
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(CNN) -- Edin Dzeko grabbed a hat-trick as VfL Wolfsburg kept their lead in the Bundesliga title race with a 4-0 home win over midwinter 'champions' Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Strike partners Dzeko and Grafite celebrate another winning afternoon.

Strike partners Dzeko and Grafite celebrate another winning afternoon.

The prolific Dzeko struck all his goals in a 13th minute spell in the second half with strike partner Grafite adding an 89th minute penalty to put the icing on the cake.

Bayern Munich, who sacked Juergen Klinsmann on Monday, stayed three points behind Wolfsburg in second place after a 2-1 home win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Defending champions Bayern took the through Bastian Schweinsteiger after 33 minutes, but the visitors hit back five minutes later as Filip Daems scored from the penalty spot.

But Turkish star Hamit Altintop sealed three points for Bayern with the winner on the stroke of half-time.

Hertha Berlin can move to within two points of Wolsburg but will need to win on Sunday at fellow title challengers Hamburg.

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After five straight wins, VfL Stuttgart's title challenge faltered as they were held to a 2-2 at Arminia Bielefeld, but they are still up to third, five points adrift.

Borussia Dortmund continued their fine end to the season with a 2-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt to go sixth and step up their campaign for a Europa League place.

But Schalke 04 saw their chances fade with a 2-1 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.

On Friday night, Hanover won 2-0 at Bochum to end all fears of relegation from the Bundesliga.

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