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Wolfsburg up to fifth place after victory

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  • German champions Wolfsburg are up to fifth position in the Bundesliga table
  • Wolfsburg defeated struggling Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Sunday
  • Borussia Dortmund are up to 10th in the table after their 2-0 win over Bochum
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(CNN) -- Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg are up to fifth in the table after defeating struggling Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Sunday.

Christian Gentner (left) scored Wolfsburg's second goal in their win over Moenchengladbach.

Christian Gentner (left) scored Wolfsburg's second goal in their win over Moenchengladbach.

Wolfsburg took the lead just before half-time when play-maker Zvjezdan Misimovic swung in a cross which Alexander Madlung headed home.

The match looked to be drifting to a 1-0 finish before Christian Gentner added a second in injury time, although there was just enough time for Michael Bradley to pull a consolation goal back for the visitors in the dying seconds.

"I knew full well that today would be a tough game for us," Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh told reporters. "I am pleased with the result, not really the game, but we deserved to win."

In Sunday's other match, Dortmund are up to 10th in the table after their 2-0 win over Bochum.

On Saturday, Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen were held 0-0 at second-placed Hamburg to stay top while Bayern Munich moved up to sixth as hot-shot Thomas Mueller helped seal a 2-1 win at Freiburg.

The stalemate at Hamburg'sNordbank Arena left the top two locked on 21 points with Bayer top by virtue of goal difference.

Earlier, Mueller, who has made a name for himself with six goals in all competitions this season, was set up by Italian World Cup winner Luca Toni to put Bayern on the path to victory after 42 minutes.

And Munich made sure of the three points when Freiburg's South Korean defender Du-Ri Cha scored an own goal.

Freiburg hit a consolation goal in injury time when Stefan Reisinger met a cross from Mohamadou Idrissou.

Schalke are third after they sealed a 2-1 win over Stuttgart as ex-Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi hit the second-half winner and Werder Bremen are fourth after a 2-0 win over Hoffenheim -- with goalkeeper Tim Wiese saving a first-half penalty from Carlos Eduardo after only 14 minutes.

Hertha Berlin remain bottom, and are now five points from safety, after they were well-beaten 3-0 at fellow-relegation candidates Nuremberg.

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