Eintracht Braunschweig hosted 1. FC Nürnberg to bring the curtain down on Matchday 5. After an intensely-fought encounter, the home team were smiling at the end after earning their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw
Japanese international Makoto Hasebe (l.) made his maiden appearance for the visitors following his move from VfL Wolfsburg and had a solid start, completing almost 72 per cent of his passes
It looked like more doom initally for the Lions, as Nürnberg's Czech midfielder Adam Hlousek broke the deadlock in the 28th minute, capping off a dream comeback after almost 18 months on the sidelines with injury
The reaction of Braunschweig coach Torsten Lieberknecht (r.) says it all as it appeared his team were heading for a fifth straight defeat...
...but midfielder Omar Elabdellaoui (r., against Hiroshi Kiyotake) struck a well-deserved equaliser in the 70th minute to get Braunschweig off the mark for the season
In the penultimate Matchday 5 fixture, 1899 Hoffenheim ensured the points stayed in Baden-Württemberg with a 2-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach
French striker Anthony Modeste, newly recruited in the summer, opened the scoring for the hosts
His attacking partner Kevin Volland got his name on the scoresheet too, doubling Hoffenheim's lead shortly after the interval with a goal of superb individual skill
Not to be outdone, Gladbach substitute Branimir Hrgota netted a sublime individual goal himself, wriggling through a
...but the hosts held on to win 2-1 and it was clear to see what a first home victory of the current camapign meant to coach Markus Gisdol (r.) and Co
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring his fifth goal of the season as Borussia Dortmund proved too hot to handle for Hamburger SV on Saturday eveinng
The Yellow-Blacks raced to a 2-0 lead within 22 minutes, leaving visiting captain Rafael van der Vaart visibly frustrated...
...only for the guests to embark on a stunning fightback. Here Heiko Westermann (2nd r.) celebrates hauling his side level early in the second half
However, it only served to enrage the Dortmund pack, who swarmed forward and soon overpowered HSV. Here Marco Reus (l.) places a shot between Dennis Diekmeier's legs to make the scores 5-2, following strikes from Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski...
...and the Polish striker (r,) put the icing on the cake, grabbing his second of the evening, and Dortmund's sixth, in the 81st minute
Mario Mandzukic (c.) helped FC Bayern back to winning ways with this opener at the Allianz Arena against Hannover 96
The Croatian forward added the finishing touch to a fine team move which was started by Franck Ribery (l.) and included a string of one-touch passes
Thomas Müller did not need to call for help, although for much of the first half it did not look like Bayern were going to have everything their own way
Coach Pep Guardiola shows his anguish as Didier Ya Konan's shot deflected off the post as the visitors caused plenty of problems early on
The Bayern coach had Franck Ribery (r.) to thank for the second goal which eased
In the end, Bayern's new 'Oktoberfest'-inspired costume brought them all three points a week before the city's beer festival commences
Kevin-Prince Boateng opened his Schalke 04 account with a goal which was worthy of all three points against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday
The 26-year-old celebrated his first goal in the Bundesliga since 2007, when he was a Hertha Berlin player. It was only his second appearance
It was not such a memorable return to the Coface Arena for former Mainz striker Adam Szalai (r.), who was unable to make an impression on the game
After Mainz laid siege to the Schalke goal late on, the final whistle came as a relief to Jens Keller's troops, allowing them to celebrate a second straight league victory
Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Sidney Sam gave his side a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute, only for VfL Wolfsburg's
...but the second-half turned into the Stefan Kießling (2 l.) show, as last season's top-scorer hit a brace to send the Wolves home licking their wounds...
...and nursing another suspension - Luiz Gustavo was sent off for the second time in three games for his new side.
Vaclav Kadlec (2 l.) broke the deadlock for Eintracht Frankfurt against Werder Bremen in the Weserstadion, and it was a tale of two strikers...
...as Werder Bremen's new recruit Franco di Santo (2 l.) was shown a straight red card for his head-high lunge on Bastian Oczipka, which left Bremen in a mire...
...from which they never threatened to recover. Aaron Hunt missed a penalty before Sebatian Prödl (l.)
SC Freiburg took went ahead for the first time this season against FC Augsburg through Admir Mehmedi (r.), and were good-value for it, until a remarkable turnaround was led by...
...Halil Altintop (r.), who scored his second goal this term to make it 1-1, before...
...74th-minute substitute Tobias Werner (r.) scored the winner a minute from time, giving Augsburg their third win in as many games
VfB Stuttgart head coach Thomas Schneider arrived in Berlin on Friday night, chasing the second successive win of his Swabian tenure
Ronny (l.) was picked as the man to replace the injured Alexander Baumjohann in the Hertha Berlin side.
Stuttgarts top-scorer Vedad Ibisevic was kept in check here by Fabian Lustenberger
Tolga Cigerci (l.) made his Hertha Berlin debut as a replacement for Sami Allagui while the experienced Christian Gentner (r.)
It was Gentner (c.) who broke the deadlock in the 49th minute, glancing home Alexandru Maxim's pinpoint corner
Chasing the game and looking to preserve their 19-match unbeaten home run, Hertha kept Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (c.) busy...
... but the visitors held on to make it two Bundesliga wins from two under new coach Schneider