FRANKFURT: Bayern Munich extended their Bundesliga lead to four points – for the time being – after winning 2-1 away to Werder Bremen with three games to play.

Second-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané gave Bayern their second win in their last four league matches and hopes of a record-extending 11th title success to make amends for recent defeats in both German Cup and Champions League.

Bremen, without injured Bundesliga top scorer Niclas Füllkrug, wasted early chances and Bayern went ahead in the 62nd minute through Serge Gnabry. Substitute Leroy Sané added a second before Niklas Schmidt pulled one back in the 87th minute.

In Italy . . .

Milan secured a much-needed 2-0 home win against Lazio but suffered an injury scare four days before their Champions League semi-final first leg against Internazionale, when Rafael Leão had to go off in the early Serie A game.

Inter then returned to fourth place, two points clear of their neighbours, with a victory by the same score at Roma.

Leão suffered a thigh injury after minutes but Milan coach, Stefano Pioli said: “I honestly don’t think, based on what he told me, that it’s a particularly serious thing.”

His team shrugged off Leão’s loss, Olivier Giroud soon taking advantage of a Lazio defensive error to set up Ismaël Bennacer for the midfielder to bundle the ball past Ivan Provedel in Lazio’s goal. Theo Hernández then lobbed Provedel with a superb shot from distance to double the lead just before half-hour.

Lazio, who suffered their third loss in four Serie A games, did not manage a shot on target but stayed second.

Midfielder Federico Dimarco and striker Romelu Lukaku were both on target as Internazionale secured a 2-0 victory at Roma , their fifth consecutive win in all competitions.