Borussia Dortmund stretched its Bundesliga lead over defending champion Bayern Munich to nine points on Saturday after thrashing Hannover 5-1.

Dortmund captain Marco Reus, back after an ankle injury, scored one, set up another and missed what seemed a certain goal as his team turned up the pressure on Bayern, which hosts Stuttgart on Sunday.

The defeat for Hannover will likely see Andre Breitenreiter replaced as coach. The side is second from bottom, level on points with last-placed Nuremberg, and Breitenreiter received little support from club president Martin Kind or general manager Horst Heldt before the game.

Kind said the club needed to consider all options and that “anything else would be dishonest.”

Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Augsburg 2-0 at home to move ahead of third-placed Bayern on goal difference.

Bayer Leverkusen won 3-0 in Wolfsburg to give new coach Peter Bosz his first win after two games in charge, Hoffenheim won 4-2 at Freiburg, and Mainz defeated Nuremberg 2-1 in a heated encounter.

Werder Bremen hosted Eintracht Frankfurt later Saturday.

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Hannover's Hendrik Weydandt, left, and Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek fight for the ball during a Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Borussia Dortmund in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)
Hannover’s Hendrik Weydandt, left, and Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek fight for the ball during a Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and Borussia Dortmund in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)
Hoffenheim's Benjamin Huebner, right, and Freiburg's Lucas Hueler challenge for the ball during a Germn Bundesliga soccer match between SF Freiburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Freiburg, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
Hoffenheim’s Benjamin Huebner, right, and Freiburg’s Lucas Hueler challenge for the ball during a Germn Bundesliga soccer match between SF Freiburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Freiburg, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
Wolfsburgss Renato Steffen, right, and Leverkusen's Wendell fight for the ball during a German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
Wolfsburgss Renato Steffen, right, and Leverkusen’s Wendell fight for the ball during a German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
Dortmunds Achraf Hakimi, right, and Julian Weigl celebrate their side's opening goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)
Dortmunds Achraf Hakimi, right, and Julian Weigl celebrate their side’s opening goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Jan. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)

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