David Alaba (r.) and FC Bayern München were up against VfB Stuttgart in the rearranged Matchday 17 fixture
The hosts took a surprise lead just before the half-hour mark when Vedad Ibisevic (r.) escaped the offside trap...
...and fired past Manuel Neuer (l.) in the Bayern goal for his tenth goal of the season
Pep Guardiola didn't appear best pleased with his team's efforts during the first 45 minutes in Baden-Württemberg
However, with 14 minutes remaining, substitute Claudio Pizarro (l.) rose high above the Stuttgart defence to head home the equaliser...
...before Thiago Alcantara's (c.) acrobatic effort deep into stoppage time extended Bayern's lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 13 points
Two of the Bundesliga's most in-form sides locked horns on Sunday when Max Kruse (r.) and Borussia Mönchengladbach
There were chances at both ends in an action-packed clash of the European contenders, with Juan Arango (front l.) and Gladbach enjoying slightly more possession...
...but it was Wolfsburg's Brazilian playmaker Diego who found the net first, giving the visitors the lead shortly after the break
Borussia didn't take long to respond, however, as Raffael (r.) blasted the ball into the corner from the edge of the box
Things finally seemed to be going the home side's way when Arango (front r.) added a second for Gladbach, helping the Foals to a 2-1 lead with a beautiful free-kick shortly after the hour mark...
...but Wolfsburg never gave up and eventually it was substitute Bas Dost (c.) who levelled matters
Hiroshi Kiyotake's (r., against Christian Fuchs) 1. FC Nürnberg were up against FC Schalke 04 in the Saturday's late game on Matchday 17
Nürnberg were still without a win from the current campaign, but Timothy Chandler (l.) and his Nürnberg team-mates enjoyed a promising start into the game, carving out a numberous goalscoring opportunities
With Kiyotake (r., with Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones) at the heart of most their promising efforts, Nürnberg came close to clinching a winner several times...
...but they eventually were left frustrated, as Josip Drmic's saw the hosts' best chance bounce off the bar after the interval
Robert Lewandowski's (r.) Borussia Dortmund were looking to halt a run of successive home defeats by beating in-form Hertha Berlin at Signal Iduna Park
The hosts started well and took the lead when Marco Reus (r.) rounded keeper Marius Gersbeck to slot into an empty net
Hertha and Hajime Hosogai (2nd l.) however refused to be deterred following Dortmund's opening goal...
...and soon equalised through Adrian Ramos (l.). The goal was Ramos' eleventh Bundesliga strike of the season (© Imago)
It soon got even better for Hertha: Sami Allagui (l.) capitalised on a defensive error to put the visitors 2-1 in front on the stroke of half-time
Klopp's team failed to mount a second-half revival and remain twelve points behind leaders FC Bayern München following their third successive home defeat
Second-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Heung Min Son (r., against Aaron Hunt) knew they could close the gap on the German record title holders if they were to beat struggling SV Werder Bremen
The visitors started brightly at the Weserstadion and Stefan Kießling (c.) twice went close with headers from inside the penalty area
Simon Rolfes (l.) and Co had the lion's share of possession, but the
At the other end, Nils Petersen (r., against Philipp Wollscheid) also wasted several chances to give Bremen the lead, but the Leverkusen defence did well to keep the score level going into half-time
Fifteen minutes before the end, however, Santiago Garcia pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area to give the hosts a narrow win, which lifts them into eleventh
Hakan Calhanoglu gave Hamburger SV the lead in the first half with this shot beating 1. FSV Mainz 05 goalkeeper Loris Karius and two defenders behind him on the line
The 19-year-old (l.) has now found the net three times in his last five Bundesliga appearances for
Shinji Okazaki (2nd r.) then took charge of matters for Mainz, bringing the visitors level with this goal from Yunus Malli's (c.) pass...
...before the Japan forward (3rd l.) set up Mainz winger Nicolai Müller (l.) who gave the guests the lead
Rafael van der Vaart poked home to put Hamburg level, but Okazaki (pictured) had the final say, his eighth goal of the seaon giving Mainz a deserved victory
Admir Mehmedi's (c.) fourth and fifth Bundesliga goal of the season gave SC Freiburg a 2-0 half-time lead against Hannover 96
It was the first time Freiburg had led at the interval all season, but it was no less than Switzerland forward Mehmedi (r.) and Co deserved
Gelson Fernandes' (l., against Lars Stindel) Freiburg had to fight off a number of Hannover attacks in the second half...
...and Mirko Slomka's men did finally pull one back, but Leonardo Bittencourt's (l.) late strike was not enough to prevent Hannover slumping to a 2-1 defeat (© Imago)
The loss was the eighth straight away defeat in the Bundesliga for Mame Diouf and Co, who are yet to win a point on the road this season
Kevin Volland's (l., against Mirko Boland) 1899 Hoffenheim were up against struggling Eintracht Braunschweig at their Eintracht-Stadion
The hosts started well - Kevin Vestergaard (l.) and the rest of the Hoffenheim defence were put under considerable pressure by Orhan Ademi and Braunschweig in the opening stages
Eintracht then opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Torsten Oehrl (front) firing past goalkeeper Jens Grahl for his second goal of the season
Timo Perthel (l.) was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence, but the hosts held on to claim an invaluable victory
The victory was Braunschweig's third of the season for Torsten Lieberknecht's newly-promoted men
Fans inside Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena paid tribute to former Eagles' goalkeeper Oka Nikolov on Friday night with a spectacular backdrop.The former Macedonia custodian had left Eintracht last summer after 22 years at the club
On the field, it was a Jan Rosenthal (r.) goal which earned Armin Veh's men a point against the coach's home-town club
Jan Rosenthal (r.) could only look on in despair as Augsburg celebrated taking the lead at the Commerzbank Arena, however
Joselu (r.) was kept under lock and key by a solid Augsburg defence, who rarely looked like conceding again after Rosenthal's strike
Daniel Baier (r.) was in command of the Augsburg midfield as they picked up a valuable draw, moving onto 24 points at the midway stage of the season