Bayern Munich's Joshua Zirkzee and Serge Gnabry scored late goals to give them a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg before the Bundesliga's winter break.
However, RB Leipzig denied the reigning champions a place at the top of the table with their comeback win over Augsburg.
Dutch teenager Zirkzee, who also scored in stoppage time in their 3-1 midweek win over Freiburg, slotted in three minutes after coming on as a substitute and Gnabry doubled their lead in the 89th to lift Bayern to 33 points in third place.
RB Leipzig went top with a 3-1 win over Augsburg.
Leipzig needed second-half goals from Konrad Laimer, Patrik Schick and Yussuf Poulsen to grab victory and move on to 37 points, three clear of Borussia Monchengladbach, who take on Hertha Berlin in the capital later on Saturday.