VfL Wolfsburg were left with their heads in their hands after a frustrating 1-1 draw with SC Paderborn 07 saw them lose ground on league leaders FC Bayern München
New recruit Xizhe Zhang (c.), who arrived from China on Saturday, watched on from the stands...
...as Vierinha's (r.) header was turned into the back of the net by Rafa, who was attempting to clear his lines, but instead put the Wolves ahead
The hosts should have doubled their lead after Bas Dost was fouled inside the area only for Ivan Perisic's (c.) spot-kick to be saved by Lukas Kruse
Dost thought he had doubled Wolfsburg's lead on the stroke of half-time, but had his effort chalked off by the linesman who adjudged the Dutchman to have fouled his marker
Instead it was Paderborn who snatched an equaliser within six minutes of the restart, Alban Meha (r.) sending Diego Benaglio (c.) the wrong way from the penalty spot as the visitors held on to snatch a share of the spoils
Borussia Mönchengladbach fought back to take a point in an enthralling 1-1 draw at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Sunday's early game
Hakan Calhanoglu had the home side ahead with a beautiful curling effort from distance, his fourth goal of the season
...but the Foals found a leveller from an unlikely source, as defender Roel Brouwers (c.) guided in a volley from a corner
There was no shortage of commitment from either side to find a winner in the second half, with Borussia midfielder Christoph Kramer (c.), set to re-join Bayer in the summer, one of many players launching himself into challenges
The defences held out though, to leave both sides still locked together on 24 points in the table, but with Bayer ahead in third on goal difference
1. FSV Mainz 05 star Shinji Okazaki failed to find the net against his former club VfB Stuttgart as the two sides concluded the Saturday action by playing out a 1-1 draw in the Coface Arena
Johannes Geis scored his first-ever direct free-kick in the Bundesliga to register his first goal of the season and give
Junior Diaz (r.) missed an open goal with his header in first-half added time, and Mainz would come to regret their profligacy...
...when Filip Kostic (2 r.), Stuttgart's big-name summer signing, found the net with a cross which wasn't properly cleared. It was the Serb's first Bundesliga goal
Kostic's goal meant that Huub Stevens (l.) and Kasper Hjulmand (r.) were forced to settle for a share of the points. Mainz's winless run extends to seven games, while Stuttgart remain bottom of the pile
Arjen Robben scored twice away to FC Augsburg as FC Bayern München secured top spot over the winter break with a 4-0 win
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola rotated his side for the visit to their Bavarian neighbours - not that Mario Götze (c.) and Thomas Müller (r.) looked too pleased about it
Bastian Schweinsteiger (l.) was back in the Bayern starting line-up in a Bundesliga match for the first time since 10 May 2014. He was handed the captain's armband given Philipp Lahm's ongoing absence
Augsburg had a couple of half-chances in the opening period but it was Robert Lewandowski (l.) and Co. who dominated the opening period and were denied on several occasions by Augsburg keeper Alex Manninger
Goalkeeper or outfield player? A bit of both it seems, with Manuel Neuer (front) tackling Augsburg's Tobias Werner close to the halfway line
The deadlock was broken in the second half by Medhi Benatia, though, after which Robben's double and a Robert Lewandowski (l.) strike gave the champions a handsome victory
Borussia Dortmund slumped to a ninth league loss of the season, going down 1-0 to Hertha Berlin in the capital
Chances were few and far between in the opening stages at the Olympiastadion, with Per Sjelbred (l.) and Ilkay Gündogan (r.) the only players to try their luck in the first 20 minutes
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (pictured) was forced off with what looked like a hamstring injury after 35 minutes, the Armenian international being replaced by Jakub Blaszczykowski
But former Dortmund striker Julian Schieber (r.) gave Hertha the lead against his former employers five minutes before half-time...
...and that was how it stayed, as Hertha moved up above Dortmund in the table and exacted revenge for last season's 4-0 home loss against BVB
1. FC Köln's Anthony Ujah (r.) scored his sixth goal of the season as the Billy Goats picked up their fourth away win of the season with a 2-1 win over FC Schalke 04
FIFA World Cup winner Benedikt Höwedes (r.) and his Schalke side had plenty of chances to put the game to bed in the first half...
...but they were made to pay when Ujah (c.) fired in a low finish after the half-time break...
...and when Matthias Lehmann (l.) doubled the visitors' lead from the penalty spot in the 67th minute, the game was up for Roberto di Matteo's Royal Blues, despite Leroy Sane's 85th-minute consolation
SV Werder Bremen's Melvyn Lorenzen (l.) scored his first Bundesliga goal in a thrilling 3-3 derby draw against Hannover 96 in the Weser-Stadion
Joselu (r.) was influential for Tayfun Korkut's visitors, setting one goal up and scoring another himself...
...and although Hiroshi Kiyotake (r.) gave Hannover a late 3-2 lead...
...Davie Selke denied them victory in the dying seconds by notching his third of the season
Vladimir Darida failed to convert an early penalty for SC Freiburg, who drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Hamburger SV in the Schwarzwald-Stadion
It was Hamburg keeper Jaroslav Drobny's first save from a spot-kick for almost five years
Both sides fought tooth and nail for the points but a lack of quality in attack ensured neither defence was breached
On Friday, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 in Matchday 15's curtain raiser at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol was forced into an early change as Niklas Süle (r.) picked up what looked like a serious-looking knee injury inside the first ten minutes
Kevin Volland (l.) gave the Sinsheim club the lead two minutes before half-time, rounding Eagles' keeper Timo Hildebrand before calmly slotting home
Thomas Schaaf's charges improved after the restart, however, and restored parity through Stefan Aigner (r.)
The match continued to swing from end-to-end and after Adam Szalai (pictured) had put Hoffenheim back in front twelve minutes after Aigner's leveller, Haris Seferovic looked to have earned the visitors a point
However, Brazil international Roberto Firmino (c.) poked home Hoffenheim's third late on to seal a memorable win for the hosts