Matchday 6 Gallery
Marco Russ (c.) peels away in celebration after opening the scoring for Eintracht Frankfurt against VfB Stuttgart. It was the midfielder's second goal in as many games...
...but their lead was short-lived as Stuttgart's Timo Werner equalised and became the third-youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history
Frankfurt's Constant Djakpa (r.) and Stuttgart's Alexandru Maxim (l.) engaged in constant battles down their flank as a flowing game moved rapidly from one end to another
Sebastian Rode (l.) did his best to break the deadlock, before...
...Vedad Ibisevic (2 r.) missed a last-minute penalty which would have given all three points to Stuttgart.
In Sunday's early kick-off, Hertha BSC travelled to the Black Forest to face a Freiburg side looking to bounce back from disappointment in the Europa League this week
Admir Mehmedi scored in midweek against Slovan Liberec and it was he that opened the scoring,
Hertha had the industrious Hajime Hosogai (r.) in their team, but he was rather overrun in midfield as Freiburg threatened a second
Shortly before the interval, however, Hertha found a route back into the game when Per Skjelbred (2nd r.) stole in to poke home a long throw from Ronny (2nd l.)
Freiburg looked fatigued after their midweek exploits, but they came closest to winning it when Gelson Fernandes (pictured)
Brothers Kevin-Prince (l.) and Jerome Boateng lined up against each other on Saturday evening when FC Schalke 04 hosted FC Bayern München at the Veltins Arena
Schalke looked confident when going forward in the opening stages, and Kevin-Prince Boateng (l.) forced Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer to a first real test five minutes into the game
Yet it were the visitors who took the lead, Bastian Schweinsteiger placing a header behind Timo Hildebrand
The midfielder (No31) enjoyed a successful return to the German record champions' starting line-up having overcome an ankle injury
Mario Mandzukic (3rd l.) made things worse for Schalke shortly after Bayern had taken the lead, nodding David Alaba's pin-point cross home in the 22nd minute
Bayern were their dominant self after the break, when Franck Ribery (l.) added a third...
...before substitute Claudio Pizarro (2nd l.) even made it four for Pep Guardiola's charges for Bayern to move level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund
In the Grundig Stadion, Dortmund and Marco Reus dropped their first league points of the season as were held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Nürnberg side
Reus and Co. were looking to end a week in which they had suffered a Champions League defeat to Napoli, on a high, while
The visitiors went ahead towards the end of the first half through a brilliant free-kick from Marcel Schmelzer (4th l.)...
...but they were pegged back when Per Nilsson (l.) slammed in an equaliser from close range shortly after the break
It was no more than the hosts deserved, although in the end they were indebted to goalkeeper Raphael Schäfer for several good saves to preserve their point
Bayer 04 Leverkusen continued their fine start to the season with a 4-1 win over 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Lars Bender (r.), who tried his luck from distance on several occasions during the match, doubled the visitors' lead with a deflected shot from outside the box...
...before Kruse (c.) made it 3-0 for Leverkusen with his second of the game just before half-time
Stefan Kießling made it 4-0 with his fifth goal of the season, before Yunus Malli scored a consolation for Mainz via another wicked deflection
The win - Leverkusen's fifth in six league encounters this season - was no more than the visitors deserved and keeps them in the top three of the Bundesliga
Goalscorers Szabolcs Huszti (r.) and Paul Verhaegh (l.) battle for the ball in a tense first period at the HDI-Arena
The game remained locked at 1-1 for most of the second-half. Here Andre Hahn (l.) tries to make headway against a resilient Sebastien Pocognoli (r.)...
...but the points went to Hannover after their Hungarian Huszti converted an 89th-minute penalty in the calmest of fashions
Hoffenheim were celebrating early as Anthony Modeste (r.) put them a goal to the good after 15 minutes against VfL Wolfsburg...
...but the tireless Ivica Olic (l.) hit either side of half-time to give Wolfsburg a vital lead...
...one which was never in doubt after a superb defensive performance, led by Naldo (l.) and his centre-back partner Robin Knoche
Nils Petersen (l.) struck early in the
and Petr Jiracek (l.) couldn't hide his disappointment as his side went a goal down, and were facing their second home defeat in three outings...
...a result confirmed by Nils Petersen's second goal in extra-time. He's embraced by the debutant left-back Santiago Garcia (l.), who contributed to Werder's third clean sheet of the season
Borussia Mönchengladbach hosted early-season strugglers Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday evening. Oscar Wendt (2nd r.) opened the scoring for the Foals after cutting inside from the left
Raffael (pictured) doubled Gladbach's advantage with a header from Max Kruse's pinpoint cross. The Foals' two-goal lead at the break was no more than they deserved following a dominant first-half display
Braunschweig managed to pull a goal back in the second half, however. Wendt lost possession in midfield, allowing Karim Bellarabi to pick out Mirko Boland (r.) in the penalty area, who calmly slid the ball past ter Stegen to give the visitors hope
That hope didn't last long though: Marco Caligiuri brought down Arango in the penalty area, allowing Max Kruse (c.) to restore Gladbach's two-goal advantage from 12 yards
Raffael (pictured) then added a fourth for Gladbach just a minute later. The Brazilian tapped home from close range after Marjan Petkovic had failed to hold on to Arango's deflected effort