Wolfsburg celebrated their first away win of the season with Luiz Gustavo's (r.) goal sealing a 2-1 victory at FC Augsburg
Augsburg started the game brightly, going ahead through Tobias Werner's (r.) 10th-minute strike
Wolfsburg struggled to keep up with a punishing pace set by the Bavarians, who only lacked a second goal to validate their domination of the game
An equaliser was as much as shock to the man who scored it, Maximilian Arnold (r.) as it was to the home fans
Ricardo Rodriguez (r.) then sent in a free-kick for Luiz Gustavo to put Wolfsburg ahead, and the game had been turned on its head
Augsburg had to chase the game, but with Naldo (c.) becoming a pillar at the heart of the Wolfsburg defence, Dieter Hecking's men held on for victory
In the first of Sunday's two games, Hamburg took on Stuttgart in a clash between two teams in
It was Stuttgart that struck first blood, Alexandru Maxim (2nd r.) firing home after a lovely exchange with Vedad Ibisevic (r.)...
...but goals from Pierre-Michel Lasogga (l.) and Maximilian Beister (r.) brought the hosts back on terms, either side of a Christian Gentner header
Stuttgart went in front for a third time when Johan Djourou put through his own net, but HSV had the last laugh when
Stuttgart's Antonio Rüdiger was sent off for violent conduct late on
Bastian Schweinsteiger's (l., against Julian Baumgartlinger) FC Bayern München certainly didn't have it all their own way when 1. FSV Mainz came calling
Defensive coordinator Dante (r.) had to go off injured three minutes before the interval, which still left time enough for Shawn Parker (l.)...
...to slip around Manuel Neuer and slot the underdogs into a surprise half-time lead
They didn't hold it for long, though - five minutes afer the restart, Arjen Robben was wheeling away in celebration of the leveller...
...and just two minutes after that, Thomas Müller (c.) struck again to turn the contest on its head
Mario Mandzukic (c.), ably assisted by second-half sub Mario Götze, gave the defending champs a two-goal cushion with just over 20 minutes remaining...
...and Müller (2nd r.) happily volunteered to round out an ultimately comfortable afternoon's work for Pep Guardiola's charges
Borussia Dortmund got off to a flier at home to Hannover 96, when Hiroki Sakai (l.) sent Erik Durm tumbling inside the box with less than four minutes on the clock and...
...Marco Reus (r.) clinically dispatched the resultant spot-kick to put the hosts in front and seemingly on the way to another turbo-charged triumph
Artur Sobiech (l.) joined Sakai on a booking for a foul on Nuri Sahin as Hannover weathered the
...the visitors increasingly gave the lie to their poor away record this season, keeping Henrikh Mhkhitaryan (r., against Lars Stindl)
In the end, Robert Lewandowski (l., against Hannover's Marcelo) and Co could perhaps count themselves
Swiss forward Orhan Ademi (r.) broke the deadlock for promoted Eintracht Braunschweig against FC Schalke 04 with his first goal of the season
The Royal Blues levelled matters shorty after though, courtesy of 18-year-old Max Meyer's tap-in almost half an hour into the encounter (2nd r. / © imago)
Karim Bellarabi (2nd r.) wrestled back the advantage for the Lions in the second half as Braunschweig looked set for another win following the Matchday 8 success at VfL Wolfsburg...
...only for late goals from Leon Goretzka and Roman Neustädter (r.) to settle the contest in Schalke's favour
1. FC Nürnberg's interim coach Roger Prinzen (r.) took on the first-team dugout for the first time at Eintracht Frankfurt
As ever, Japan international Makoto Hasebe (l.) worked his socks off in the engine room for the visitors
But it was Eintracht who took the lead through newly-signed Vaclav Kadlec's fourth Bundesliga goal of the campaign
Nürnberg didn't give in, though, and were able to celebrate a share of the spoils courtey of substitute Josip Drmic's late equaliser
Over in Bremen, a Zlatko Junuzovic (r.) almost produced the opening goal against SC Freiburg
Freiburg boss Christian Streich cut an animated figure, looking to mastermind his side's first league win of the season
A first of a different kind, Freiburg goalkeeper Oliver Baumann (2nd l.) helped himself to
Goal or not a goal? The ball has gone wide off the target from Stefan Kießling's header, but it sneaks through a hole in the side-netting, and is given.
Sidney Sam (l.) set Leverkusen on their way to victory in the first half...
...sending a heart to the Leverkusen fans after scoring his seventh goal of the season so far
Kießling (l.) added the disputable second, showing signs of disbelief himself when his team-mates started to congratulate him
Bayer (r.) goalkeeper Bernd Leno did his best to keep a clean sheet at the other end, saving a penalty from Roberto Firmino...
...but he was beaten by Sven Schipplock with just two minutes left on the clock
Four minutes of stoppage time were played, but Leverkusen held on for a bizarre victory which took them to the top of the table