Cologne - We're five games into the new season and FC Bayern München are already back where they think they belong - at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen, meanwhile, returned to winning ways against FC Augsburg, but Borussia Dortmund were forced to settle for a draw at home to struggling VfB Stuttgart. bundesliga.com has all the reaction to the midweek madness...

Matchday 5 results


Wednesday 24 September
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 VfB Stuttgart
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 FC Augsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 Hamburger SV
Hannover 96 1-0 1. FC Köln
Hertha Berlin 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg

Tuesday 23 September
FC Bayern München 4-0 SC Paderborn 07
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-3 SC Freiburg
SV Werder Bremen 0-3 FC Schalke 04
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 1. FSV Mainz 05

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Thursday 25 September

Bis morgen! Right, that's all from us today, but you won't have to wait too long for the next edition of our live updates: 1. FSV Mainz 05 and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim get the Matchday 6 ball rolling at the Coface Arena tomorrow, so we'll be back first thing on Friday with all the build-up to this weekend's Bundesliga encounters. See you all then.

Joel Pohjanpalo's second-half goal earned Fortuna Düsseldorf a point at VfL Bochum, who are still without a home win in the league this season. Peter Neururer's side remain fourth in Bundesliga 2, however, with Düsseldorf two places behind in sixth.

LIVE NOW! Don't forget there's one Bundesliga 2 match taking place tonight, with VfB Bochum hosting Fortuna Düsseldorf at the Rewirpowerstadion. You can follow the game live via our ticker...

Eintracht Frankfurt have reacted to Kevin Trapp's ankle injury by bringing in veteran goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand on a free transfer. The former VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04 stopper had been without a club since leaving the Royal Blues at the end of last season. Trapp, who suffered a fractured ankle in Frankfurt's 2-2 draw with Mainz on Tuesday, underwent a successful operation on Thursday to repair the damage.

1. FSV Mainz 05 and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim get the Matchday 6 ball rolling on Friday evening. The two sides are undefeated so far in the league, with nine points from their first five matches. Follow the link for our exclusive preview of the clash at the Coface Arena. Something has to give...

Paderborn coach Andre Breitenreiter was far from downbeat after his team's 4-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening. Despite succumbing to an ultimately heavy loss at the home of the Bundesliga champions, the top-flight newcomers can be extremely proud of their efforts so far this season. "Losing isn't a problem for the players," said Breitenreiter after the match. "They've been great." Find out what the Paderborn boss' fellow coaches had to say after their teams' respective Matchday 5 encounters here.

bundesliga.com users have spoken: FC Bayern München's Mario Götze has been voted Player of Matchday 5 following his brace against SC Paderborn 07 on Tuesday evening. Find out what Germany's World Cup hero made of his performance against the Bundesliga newcomers by heading over here.

Right priorities: Bayer 04 Leverkusen's baby-faced assassin Tin Jedvaj came off a little worse for wear in the Werkself's 1-0 win at home to FC Augsburg. However, the Czech right back doesn't appear to be overly concerned with his injuries!

Also battling for a return to full fitness is Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus, who is back on his feet and completing light exercises. The German international made a sooner-than-expected return from a similar injury at the start of the season, but battling a lengthy absentee list, BVB are preaching patience with fans desperate to see the 25-year-old back in action.

One man who'll look back fondly on Dortmund's game with Stuttgart is BVB striker . The USA international came off the bench for his Bundesliga debut and played his part in Borussia's taking a share of the spoils from an entertaining game. Compatriot Jozy Altidore of Premier League Sunderland AFC was certainly impressed:

Dortmund were facing up to the prospect of a third defeat in their first five games when they fell 2-0 behind at home to Stuttgart on Wednesday night. Jürgen Klopp's side managed to haul their way back, however, salvaging a 2-2 draw, a result that Klopp called "a fair result" after a "clever" performance from the visitors. Click here for more post-match reaction from the Signal Iduna Park.

Good morning Bundesliga fans to another day of reaction and anticipation, as we analyse the events from Wednesday night, including a first goal for Salomon Kalou at new club Hertha Berlin, as well as looking ahead to Matchday 6, which begins on Friday. To begin with, here's a look at Matchday 5 in pictures.

Thusday 25 September

Time to bring the midweek madness to an end. Only two more sleeps until the Bundesliga returns once more, with 1. FSV Mainz 05 and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim kicking off the Matchday 6 action on Friday evening. Plenty more to look forward to this weekend, of course, including the Ruhr Derby between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund. Join us then!

Well, there plenty of tight contests on Wednesday, with Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hannover 96 and Hertha Berlin all recording 1-0 wins, while Dortmund had to settle for a draw. Click on the links below for post-match reaction from the BayArena, the Borussia Park and the Signal Iduna Park:

Borussia Dortmund 2-2 VfB Stuttgart
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 FC Augsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 Hamburger SV

Unbeaten 1. FC Köln are also in action tonight away to Hannover 96, having preserved their status as the Bundesliga's only club still to concede a goal so far this season following Sunday's goalless draw against Rhineland rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hannover, meanwhile, a point better off than the Billy Goats in sixth, have shipped three.

FC Bayern's 4-0 win against Paderborn might have looked like just another routine win for the Bavarians, but won't forget it in a hurry. The 28-year-old World Cup winner, currently the World Goalkeeper of the Year, made his 100th league appearance for the Reds, to go with the 156 he made in the top flight for previous club Schalke.

It wasn't just FC Bayern in action last night, however. Schalke recorded their first win of the season in Bremen, while Freiburg were denied by a last-minute goal for the second time in a matter of days. There was also yet more reason for Japan international Shinji Okazaki to smile, as the 28-year-old bagged his fifth of the season away at Frankfurt, although that wasn't enough for three points. Relive Tuesday's action in pictures.

So after five games, FC Bayern are back at the top of the league. The Reds welcomed SC Paderborn - the unlikeliest league leaders going into the game - to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday and emerged comfortable 4-0 winners, with Mario Götze scoring twice and terrorising the visiting defence all evening. Bayern "owed it to themselves" after their 0-0 draw in Hamburg on Matchday 4, the 22-year-old surmised.

Tuesday 23 September

Bayern back in top spot, Schalke off the mark, Hoffenheim throwing up another six-goal thriller and Shinji Okazaki scoring yet again. You might have seen it coming, but that didn't make it any less exciting. Join us again tomorrow for five more crackers, once you've got your breath back. Good night!

Making a name: In celebration of Neuer being on the verge of breaking into triple digits in the Bundesliga appearances column for the record titleholders, take a look at the 28-year-old's moment of calculated madness in the 0-0 draw with Hamburger SV, courtesy of the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel. Seeing the 'Sweeper Keeper' sensation haring off his line is starting to become commonplace, but being a trend-setter comes with the territory when you condsider Neuer's standing in world football.

Click here for Matchday 4's bulletins.