Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz, Bayern win in Bundesliga

AP, Saturday 19 Apr 2014

Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund players celebrate after winning the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between BvB Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05 by 4-2 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bayern Munich ground out a hard-fought 2-0 victory over bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday to end the champions' three-game winless streak in the Bundesliga.

Claudio Pizarro broke the deadlock in the 79th minute, when Mario Goetze sent the Peruvian through, and Mario Mandzukic secured the win with three minutes remaining as the home side pushed for an equalizer.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola had started his strongest available side to fine tune for Wednesdays' Champions League semifinal first leg at Real Madrid.

Second-place Borussia Dortmund defeated visiting Mainz 4-2, and Freiburg took a giant step in its fight against relegation by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach by the same score.

Werder Bremen came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 3-1 and Augsburg drew 0-0 with Hertha Berlin.

Hamburger SV was hosting Wolfsburg later.

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