Eintracht Frankfurt got off to a flying start at home to Hamburg, with Takashi Inui (2nd from l.) curling in a classy opener
Olivier Occean (3rd from r.) soon doubled the home side's advantage...
...but Heiko Westermann (l.) forced home for Hamburg to reduce the arrears shortly before the interval. Unfortunately for Hamburg, Petr Jiracek was dismissed for serious foul play...
...paving the way for Frankfurt to extend their lead through Stefan Aigner (r.)
Heung-Min Son pulled another one back for Hamburg to make for a tense finale, but Frankfurt held firm to move level top of the standings with Bayern
Mathieu Delpierre boosted Hoffenheim's hopes of getting off the mark this season with an early opener in Freiburg
However, Freiburg soon hit back, first equalising through Karim Guede...
...and then turning the tables completely as Max Kruse put them in front
After Boris Vukcevic's equaliser, Hoffenheim again fell behind to Fallou Diagne's third for Freiburg, but Takashi Usami (r.) brought the visitors level again at 3-3
The hosts were not about to have victory snatched from their grasp again, though, and sewed up the points with goals from Cedrick Makiadi (l.) and Sebastian Freis to being a thrilling end to the game
Lewis Holtby (l.) later added a second to ensure an ultimately comfortable 2-0 win for the Royal Blues
Mario Mandzukic (bottom) applied a simple finish to give Bayern an early lead against Mainz
Bastian Schweinsteiger soon made it 2-0 with a straightforward header from Holger Badstuber's cross
Adam Szalai pulled one back for the visitors from the spot to give Bayern something to sweat over in the second half...
...but Toni Kroos (l.) struck a superb third in added time to make absolutely sure of the points in an eventual 3-1 success
Saturday afternoon's top match between Dortmund and Leverkusen welcomed no less than German Chancellor Angela
Champions Dortmund took a while to get going but broke the deadlock with almost half an hour gone through Mats Hummels' (2nd from r.) header
Jakub Blaszczykowski (l.) tucked in Dortmund's second before the first half was out
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski then added a third - his first of the new campaign - to bump the final score up to 3-0
Belgian international Timmy Simons doubled the Franconians' advantage...
...only for Luuk de Jong (2nd from l.) to net his first goal for Gladbach and kick-start the Foals' comeback
Fellow new signing Granit Xhaka (l.) subsequently pulled the hosts level on 53 minutes...
..but Nuremberg were ahead again just two minutes later - Hiroshi Kiyotake netting what proved to be the winner in an enthralling 3-2 success
The goalless draw was a special occasion for Andreas Lambertz (l.) nonetheless - the Fortuna captain became
It was goals aplenty in Hanover, meanwhile, where Leon Andreasen struck yet again to double
Bremen hit back, though, with Aaron Hunt netting his second penalty in as many games...
...before summer signing Kevin de Bruyne drew the Green-Whites level with little over a quarter of an hour to play
Still, the 'Magical Magyar' Huszti was in inspired form yet again and netted acrobatically late on to give Mirko Slomka's side a 3-2 victory
Augsburg and Wolfsburg kicked off Matchday 3 in the Bundesliga with a goalless draw - both sides
Unfortunately chances remained at a premium at the SGL arena. Wolfsburg's new signing Fagner
Up front Aristide Bance (m.) was given next to no room to manouevre by the Wolfsburg defence.
Brazilian star Diego did his best to create an opening in the second period, but ultimately there was no breakthrough and each side had to settle for a point.