Bayer 04 Leverkusen were looking to close the gap on FC Bayern München by beating Eintracht Frankfurt at the BayArena
Stefan Kießling (c.) and Co. failed to create many goalscoring opportunities in a largely uneventful first half
Robbie Kruse (r.) had the game's best chance just after half-time, but Kevin Trapp palmed the Australian's shot over the bar
The visitors took a shock lead soon after, Marco Russ (3rd r.) heading in Sebastian Jung's cross from the right-hand side
Although ultimately futile, Bernd Leno (l.) pulled off a fantastic one-handed save from Joselu's (r.)
Jefferson Farfan was Schalke's matchwinner with a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over SC Freiburg on Sunday evening
The Peruvian's (r.) corner led to an own goal by Nicolas Höfler just before half time, putting the Royal Blues on their way to a victory which would lift them up to sixth
Freiburg gave as good as they got, especially in the first half and early
Felipe Santana (2nd l.) almost got his name on the scoresheet with this effort from close range which Oliver Baumann (l.) turned away
Farfan (No. 17) effectively sealed victory for the Royal Blues with this penalty...
...which prompted his customary celebration for the sixth time this season
Maximilian Arnold (l.) and Co. were looking to extend VfL Wolfsburg's unbeaten Bundesliga run to eight matches against VfB Stuttgart
Ricardo Rodriguez (l.) gave the hosts the lead when his free-kick from the left evaded everyone and nestled in the back of Sven Ulreich's net
Diego's (l.) deflected free-kick eight minutes into the second half doubled Wolfsburg's advantage
Timo Werner (c.) pulled a goal back for Thomas Schneider's side, but the 17-year-old missed a good opportunity to equalise with the score at 2-1
Stuttgart pushed forward in search for an equaliser, but substitute Ivan Perisic (c.) put the result
Mario Götze was on target in a 3-1 win for FC Bayern München against Hamburger SV on Saturday.
Götze took two touches of the ball on the turn to give Bayern a 2-0 lead in Munich after Mario Mandzukic broke the deadlock with his tenth goal of the season...
...but Pierre-Michel Lasogga reduced the arrears late on, scoring on the eve of his 22nd birthday, to give his side an outside chances of a comeback
Thiago Alcantara (l.) was in fine form for Bayern with plenty of neat touches, including a delicate ball to set up Götze...
...who turned on a sixpence to volley past Jaroslav Drobny for an eye-catching goal as his side went a 41st consecutive league match unbeaten in Germany's top flight
With the game being their last home fixture of the calendar year, the record titleholders celebrated with a post-match laser show in the packed out Allianz Arena
Lukasz Piszczek (l.) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (r.) earned Borussia Dortmund a point in a 2-2 draw at 1899 Hoffenheim
Sven Schipplock (r.) gave Hoffenheim the lead early on, chipping the ball over Australian keeper Mitch Langerak...
...before Kevin Volland (c.) made it two for the hosts following a flowing counterattack that allowed him to curl the ball into the far corner
Dortmund and Robert Lewandowski (r.) were struggling to find their feet, having less shots than their opponents in the first half for only the thrid time this season...
...but were handed a lifeline before half-time when Aubameyang made sure they went in at the break only a goal behind courtesy of a mistake by Jens Grahl
With the momentum that goal gave them, Dortmund levelled early in the second half with Piszczek (3rd l.) scoring his first goal of the season
Hoffenheim goalkeeper Jens Grahl (c.) came increasingly under pressure during the closing stages, but he and Hoffenheim held firm for a point
Shinji Okazaki and Granit Xhaka (r.) were unable to find the target as 1. FSV Mainz and Borussia
Juan Arango (c.) came the closest to scoring in a tight first half with a trademark free-kick which just missed the target
The best chance of the second half fell to the feet of Max Kruse (l.), but he sent the ball over the crossbar with Gladbach's six-game winning streak ended
Okazaki was grounded as Mainz lost eighth place as a result of the draw on home soil
1. FC Nürnberg seemed to be heading for their first win of the season after Makoto Hasebe (r.) helped get them on
Nürnberg were always first to the ball in arguably their best first half of the season to date
Salif Sane (l.) and Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler could only look away as their guests made a mockery of their home strength with a fine 45 minutes.
Hiroki Sakai (r.) may have deflected Hlousek's goal in, but he was to have the last laugh as Hannover recovered to draw 3-3
Mame Diouf looked down after missing an easy opportunity in the first half, but he was cheerful
FC Augsburg were in celebratory mood once again on Saturday, crowning what has already been the most successful year in the club's
Paul Verhaegh got the ball rolling in Bavaria as Augsburg raced into a three-goal lead in the blink of an eye
Andre Hahn added goals two and three, both in the space of a handful of minutes...
...earning him a congratulatory kiss from team mate Daniel Baier. With one game still to go until the midway stage of the season,
A drenched but happy Halil Altintop added the finishing touch with the fourth goal for Markus Weinzierl's men
Ronny was Hertha Berlin's match-winner at the Olympiastadion on Friday night with his second-half strike
Things had not got off to the best of starts for Berlin with Nils Petersen (2. r) giving the guests a 15th-minute lead ©Imago
But Adrian Ramos equalised from the penalty spot within two minutes. The Berlin forward then gave Berlin the lead
It was a keenly-fought contest with both sides rising to the challenge and showing some exciting attacking play... ©Imago
...but it was decided by Berlin's playmaker Ronny (c.), who proved decisive for the second week running for the Old Lady ©Imago