Eintracht Frankfurt moved up to seventh in the table after hammering SV Werder Bremen 5-2 on Sunday, with Alex Meier (2nd r.) scoring twice to go top of the Bundesliga scoring chart
Master versus apprentice: Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf (l.) chats with his Bremen counterpart Viktor Skripnik (r.) ahead of the match. Schaaf had coached Skripknik as a player at Bremen several years ago
The opening period was a feisty affair, as embodied here by Bremen's Davie Selke (l.) and Frankfurt's Marco Russ (r.)
After Meier had opened the scoring, Theodor Gebre Selassie (back, l.) levelled for Bremen with a header from a corner just before the break
But the hosts turned on the style in the second period and scored four more, with Haris Seferovic hitting his fifth of the campaign
Hamburger SV held off a late 1. FSV Mainz 05 fightback to defeat
Brazilian defender Cleber Reis (l.) gave the hosts the lead after 31 minutes, firing home from inside the penalty for his first Bundesliga goal
Rafael van der Vaart (l.) doubled Hamburg's advantage from the penalty spot in the second half after Nikolce Noveski (r.) had handled inside the box
Shinji Okazaki's (l.) eighth goal of the season in the 89th minute gave Mainz hope, but it was too little, too late for Kasper Hjulmand's charges, who remain without a win in the league since Matchday 8
Nicolai Müller (r.) was a constant threat for the hosts, but the 27-year-old failed to get on the scoresheet against his former employers
Franck Ribery scored his 100th competitive goal for FC Bayern München to give the Reds a 1-0 win against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Saturday's evening game
Matchday 14's top game was a match of the highest order from the first whistle, with both sets of players flying into the tackles and Ribery and Tin Jedvaj (l.) producing an intriguing battle on the wing
Leverkusen enjoyed the better chances in the first half with a ricochet from Xabi Alonso (l.) almost allowing Karim Bellarabi (not pictured) to score the opener
Bayern made a change at the break by introducing Sebastian Rode for Mario Götze and it worked a treat, with Ribery (r.) volleying in from an Alonso knockdown
Die Münchner thus restored their seven-point lead at the top of the table, moving on to 36 points
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (r.) scored a hat-trick as FC Schalke 04 defeated VfB Stuttgart 4-0 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena
The Cameroon international (l.) flicked in the opening goal after just 60 seconds and doubled his tally mid-way through the first half to make it 3-0...
...after Max Meyer's (r.) clever header had doubled the Royal Blues' lead in Swabia
Choupo-Moting (l.) guided another header past Sven Ulreich in the second half to complete his hat-trick
It was a miserable reunion for Huub Stevens against his former club, whose fans famously voted him their 'coach of the century' after he led Schalke to UEFA Cup glory in 1997
Raffael (r.) got one over on his brother Ronny on Saturday, scoring in a deserved 3-2 win for Borussia Mönchengladbach against his former club Hertha Berlin (© Imago)
Tony Jantschke (2nd l.) got things off and running with a glancing header from a Thorgan Hazard (2nd r.) free-kick...
...but the defender was then at fault as his poor positioning allowed Julian Schieber (3rd r.) to head in an equaliser
But Raffael scored for the first time since Matchday 6 to put the Foals back in front
A Hazard (l.) effort then sealed the points, with Salomon Kalou converting a late consolation from the penalty spot
In Hanover, VfL Wolfsburg ended a run of five straight league defeats against Hannover 96 with a hard-fought 3-1 win at the HDI Arena
Kevin De Bruyne (pictured) put Dieter Hecking's team in front with his second of the season after being released by Ivan Perisic...
...but Hannover hit back and levelled through Spanish striker Joselu (c.), who headed in from close range
Wolfsburg’s quality from the bench told, though, as substitute Bas Dost (pictured) scored his first of the season, before another replacement, Maximilian Arnold, sealed the victory
FC Augsburg's remarkable form continued as they sneaked a 2-1 success at 1. FC Köln to make it four wins on the trot
Anthony Ujah (c.) produced a calm finish to put the Billy Goats in front early on...
...but Augsburg responded with second-half goals from Nikola Djurdjic and Alexander Esswein - the second in the 90th minute - to leave Köln without a win in three
SC Paderborn showed their fighting spirit once again with a late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw with SC Freiburg
Freiburg's Vladimir Darida struck the game's opening goal from the penalty spot after Uwe Hünemeier's foul on Felix Klaus...
...but Elias Kachunga had the last laugh, stealing in to bag an 89h-minute leveller - his fifth goal of the season
On Friday, Ilkay Gündogan (l.) scored his first league goal since March 2013 to seal a win against Hoffenheim and take Dortmund off the bottom of the table
Jürgen Klopp had spoken before the game of "high noon" after Dortmund's worst start to a season for 29 years, and the players responded with a committed display from the first whistle
After the home side had gone close on a number of occasions, Gündogan popped up at the back post to head in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cross and the send the BVB faithful into raptures
Klopp had made the decision to leave out Roman Weidenfeller and play Mitch Langerak (l.), and Australian was authoritative from the outset, with Mats Hummels (r.) also a rock at the heart of defence
The home side had further chances to extend the lead in the second half, but one goal was enough to seal a first league win in almost a month
After the boos from traveling fans in Frankfurt last week, the supporters seem to have fallen back in luck with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Co.