Lars Stindl's (l.) Hannover 96 were ultimately disappointed after a 3-2 loss in the
...it had all started so well as Szabolcs Huszti (bottom) had drawn a penalty from Clemens Fritz (top) and scored it himself...
...but Aaron Hunt (r.) equalised through a penalty of his own five minutes later, before Cedrick Makiadi's
...Hiroki Sakai then shot in superbly from distance to make it 2-2 before half-time...
...and it was left to Santiago Garcia (3 l.) to make it 3-2 and keep the points in Bremen with less than five minutes remaining
FC Augsburg brought an end to a run of three defeats on the spin with a hard-earned 2-1 victory over 1. FSV Mainz 05
Japan international Shinji Okazaki (r.) went close for the visitors during an end-to-end first half...
... which came to a close with Augsburg in front, courtesy of Andre Hahn's (1l.) third Bundesliga goal of the campaign
The 23-year-old was at it again after the restart, rounding Mainz substitute goalkeeper Christian Wetklo for his second of the afternoon @Imago
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (not pictured) gave the visitors hope from the spot, before Wetklo (c.) saw red after bringing
Wolfsburg were in celebratory mood once again on Saturday as they won their third game in a row, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 away from home
The Wolves were helped on their way to victory by an own goal by Bamba Anderson (c.) with less than two minutes on the clock
Alexander Meier (r.) brought the Eagles back on terms ten minutes before the break with this free-kick, curled expertly over the wall
Meier was congratulated on his latest goal against Wolfsburg, the team he likes facing the most with six goals in 12 meetings to date
Things did not look too good for Wolfsburg when Diego limped out of action with an injury...
...but Maximilian Arnold was decisive for the third game in a row with a winner less than ten minutes from time
FC Bayern München, in search of their best ever unbeaten beginning to a Bundesliga season, didn't get off to the best
...allowing Niklas Süle (2nd l.) to give the hosts a surprise lead in Sinsheim
Franck Ribery (l.) and Co. were struggling to break down Hoffenheim, who could have gone further ahead through Kevin Volland (r.)
However, Ribery's free-kick took a deflection off Mario Mandzukic (r.) to put Pep Guardiola's side back on level terms
Hoffenheim held on until the 75th minute, when Thomas Müller fired home from close range. Bayern have now
The Bavarians were in jubilant mood after the match, going straight over to their travelling fans to celebrate a hard-earned win that took them top of the table
Elsewhere, high-flying Hertha Berlin entertained FC Schalke 04 at the Olympiastadion. Julian Draxler (l.) and Co. hit the ground running in the capital...
...and took the lead in the 26th minute, courtesy of an Adam Szalai (c.) header
The Hungarian international now has five goals in the Bundesliga this season
Despite Änis Ben-Hatira's (l.) best efforts, Hertha failed to find a way back into the match
As it was, the last laugh was had by Draxler (c.), who found the net to score his first goal of the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign
In Braunschweig, bottom-of-the-table Eintracht hosted high-flying Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Robbie Kruse's long-range effort was the closest Leverkusen came to taking a first-half lead
The pattern of the first half continued in the second as both sides seemed to cancel each other out...
...until Domi Kumbela (c.) appeared at the back post late on to give Braunschweig their first home win of the season
At the Grundig Stadion, Nürnberg met Freiburg in a clash between two sides that were yet to win this season
The hosts were confident after a draw in their first game under new coach Gertjan Verbeek, ...
...but they fell behind in the second half when Felix Kraus (2nd r.), formerly of Greuther Fürth, put Freiburg ahead
It got then better for Christian Streich’s men, as Vladimir Darida (l.) scored from a free-kick, before Admir Mehmedi sealed a 3-0 win
At the Imtech Arena, Mönchengladbach faced Hamburg, looking to add to their one solitary
Rafael van der Vaart scored home and away against the Foals last season, but he was unlucky to see a free-kick strike the crossbar this time around
The visitors took advantage with Kruse grabbing a second after the break...
...leaving HSV to dwell on their first defeat under new coach Bert van Marwijk
Robert Lewandowski fired Borussia Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga with a hat-trick in a comfortable 6-1 win over VfB Stuttgart on Friday night
Stuttgart had played their part in a sensational 4-4 draw in this fixture two seasons
...but Dortmund were level soon afterwards, as another defender, Sokratis
Timo Werner (r.), seen here battling with Jakub Blaszczykowski, tried to carve out a second for
Marco Reus (r.) put the hosts in front, before a second-half dominated by Robert Lewandowski (c.)
The Polish international put VfB to the sword with three goals inside 18 minutes, and he now leads the league's scoring charts with nine
Team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is hot on his heels, though, with his seventh goal of the season rounding of the resounding victory