The expression on the face of Gladbach coach Lucien Favre said it all on Sunday evening as the Foals were held 1-1 at home to Mainz, despite dominating the match and registering 18 shots to their visitors' eight (© imago)
The hosts began superbly and took the lead in the 15th minute through this well-taken Max Kruse (2nd l.) strike (© imago)
Gladbach appeared on course for a third straight home win at Borussia Park, but failed to capitalise on the glut of goalscoring chances created
Mainz frontman Shinji Okazaki (l.) left was well shackled by the home defence throughout, but a handball by Julian Korb (r.) led to the visitors being awarded a penalty...
...which Jonas Hofmann duly dispatched to ensure both sides remain unbeaten in the Bundesliga so far this season
There were smiles all round in the VfL Wolfsburg camp at the final whistle after their 1-0 victory over FC Augsburg in the weekend's penultimate fixture
Summer signing Nicklas Bendtner (r.) was preferred to Ivica Olic in the lone striker's role for the hosts...
...as Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking was a pensive onlooker as his side went in search of their first clean sheet of the season
The visitors created chances through Raul Bobadilla, Halil Altintop and Caiuby (pictured), but there was no way past Wolves custodian Diego Benaglio
The Wolves grew as the contest kicked into gear around the hour-mark, with Naldo (2.r) grabbing the winning goal after forcing a fine save out of Marwin Hitz earlier in the half
Robert Lewandowski found the net twice as FC Bayern München cruised to a 4-0 home win against Hannover 96 on Saturday afternoon
The Polish striker broke the deadlock for the Bundesliga record champions, slotting in from close range after six minutes...
...and Bayern made the most of their early dominance to double their advantage just seven minutes later, Arjen Robben beating Hannover custodian Ron-Robert Zieler to make it 2-0, before Lewandowski added the hosts' third shortly before half time
Juan Bernat (back) and Co. remained in the driving seat after the break, and added to their tally eleven minutes from time...
...when Robben completed his brace after a trademark cut-in, leaving Zieler in the Hannover goal no chance
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (2nd l.) gave Hamburger SV a shock lead at Borussia Dortmund after Adrian Ramos had lost possession in midfield
Shinji Kagawa (l.) and his Dortmund team-mates were made to work hard by a Hamburg side that always looked dangerous on the break
Lewis Holtby could have added a second for Hamburg late on, with Dortmund failing to find the mark with any of their numerous second-half chances... © Imago
...as Jürgen Klopp' men slumped to a 1-0 defat at the Signal Iduna Park and fourth of the season in the league
Alexander Meier's (r.) brace was the key in Eintracht Frankfurt's hard-fought 3-2 win over 1. FC Köln
Marcel Risse (l.) and Jonas Hector were both on target for Köln in the entertaining clash at the Commerzbank Arena...
...but a Meier (l.) header at each side of half-time had Eintracht level...
...before Jens Wimmer (2nd r.) steered Bastian Oczipka's cross into his own net 11 minutes from time as Frankfurt emerged 3-2 winners
Karim Bellarabi (front) rescued Bayer 04 Leverkusen a late 2-2 draw at home to surprise package SC Paderborn 07
Süleyman Koc (l.) gave Paderborn a shock lead at the BayArena...
...making the most of a Bernd Leno (r.) error to slot the ball into an empty net
Lars Bender restored parity for a dominant Bayer side shortly before the break, netting from close range © Imago
Paderborn remained dangerous on the break, however, and regained the lead three minutes from time after Moritz Stoppelkamp (l.) rounded Leno, only for Bellarabi to restore parity in the 90th minute
Tarik Elyounoussi (r.) ensured TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got off to the perfect start in their clash with FC Schalke 04
The Norwegian international (l.) fired past Ralf Fährmann in the Schalke goal to make it 1-0...
...before former Royal Blues striker Adam Szalai (l.) doubled Hoffenheim's advantage to give Markus Gisdol's side a comfortable lead going into half time
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar pulled one back for Schalke late in the second half, but the Gelsenkirchen club's efforts came to no avail as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat © Imago
Vladimir Darida's spot-kick (r.) proved enough to earn SC Freiburg a point away to SV Werder Bremen
Santiago Garcia's (front) Bremen upped the pressure after Freiburg had taken an early lead at the Weserstadion...
...and their efforts paid dividends shortly past the half-hour mark when the in-form Franco di Santo (c.) levelled matters with a cool finish from close range
Eljero Elia missed one of the Green-Whites' best chances as the game wore on, but the score remained 1-1
Hertha had got Matchday 7 up and running in style in the opener, with Salomon Kalou inspiring them to victory against Stuttgart in the capital on German reunification day
The early euphoria in the Olympiastadion was punctured somewhat when Stuttgart took a fifth-minute lead through Moritz Leitner...
...but Kalou (2nd r.) pulled the home side level from the penalty spot after Carlos Gruezo fouled Valentin Stocker
In the second half, the former Chelsea man then took his tally to three for the season - joint-top of
Roy Beerens (r.) crowned an excellent performance with his first goal for his new club, as Hertha were able to hold out for the win, despite a late Sandro Wagner own goal
It was a frustrating evening for Stuttgart and Vedad Ibisevic, who remain in danger in the table's nether regions