Alexander Meier (3rd l.) ended a two-game scoring drought by netting for the 14th time this season to help Eintracht Frankfurt take a point from FC Augsburg
Augsburg's fans were sensing third place in the table when Ragnar Klavan (2nd l.) finished from close range to put their side ahead...
...and it got better for the hosts when Raul Bobadilla (l.) bagged his seventh of the season, giving Augsburg a deserved two-goal lead
Frankfurt were second-best throughout in the opening 45 minutes, but on the stroke of half-time, Stefan Aigner (front) scored his fifth in six ages to give them a lifeline
And in the 70th minute Meier (r.) was on hand to bring his team level after out-pacing the home defence and finishing confidently
Dong-Won Ji and Augsburg remain in the Champions League places following their very first draw of the season, while Frankfurt moving up to ninth in the standings
Davie Selke (2r.) opened the scoring as SV Werder recorded their fourth successive league win with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at home to Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bremen were oozing confidence and took a deserved two-goal lead thanks to Zlatko Junuzovic's 25th-minute free kick
It was the Austrian midfielder's fourth league goal of the season - a personal best - and all direct free kicks at that
Hakan Calhanoglu (l.) celebrated his 21st Birthday with his fifth goal of the campaign, bundling home late in the first half to reduce the arrears after Gonzalo Castro and Wendell had shot against the post (© Imago)
Stefan Kießling struck the woodwork and Karim Bellarabi ballooned over in the second half, but there was little Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt could do to lift his side after being sent to the stands by the fourth official
Marcell Jansen (c.) was on target as Hamburger SV enjoyed their second consecutive Bundesliga win following the midweek 3-0 success at SC Paderborn 07
The Imtech Arena clash between the northern rivals turned out to be an evening to forget for Hannover centre-back Marcelo (l., against Ivica Olic), who deflected a Zoltan Stieber cross into his own net for Hamburg to take the lead before decisively deflecting Jansen's long-range effort as the hosts went into half-time with a 2-0 lead (© Imago)
Zoltan Stieber (l.) was at the heart of most the promising action for Hamburg, but it was the visitors who were in the driving seat for most the game, Salif Sane (r.) and Co. pulling one back through Artur Sobiech after - you guessed it - Marcelo saw his header denied by the crossbar 66th minutes into the derby
The guests kept pushing forward in the dying stages in search of a late equaliser, but captain Lars Stindl's free-kick that clipped the outside of the right post was as close as they got as Hamburg held on to their narrow lead at the Imtech Arena
Arjen Robben (front) and David Alaba were both on target as FC Bayern München earned their first win of 2015 thanks to a hard-earned victory against southern rivals VfB Stuttgart
Stuttgart got off to a promising start at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Vedad Ibisevic (l.) and Co. carving out several chances for the Swabians...
...but it was Bayern who took the lead in the Baden-Württemberg capital, Arjen Robben (r.) scoring a real cracker in the 41th minute to give the Bundesliga pacesetters the lead. It was the Dutchman's 12th goal this season, and his eighth in the last nine games
David Alaba (l.) doubled the defending champions' lead after the restart with a fancy 30-metre free-kick for his first goal of the current campaign, as they maintained their eight-point advantage at the Bundesliga summit
Andre Schürrle (r.) enjoyed a perfect start to his VfL Wolfsburg career, the 2014 FIFA World Cup hero having a say in two goals in the Wolves' 3-0 victory at home to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Bas Dost (l.) converting an assist by the winter recruit to slot in from close range only two minutes and three seconds into the game
Schürrle (r.) twice came close to crowning his debut with a goal, seeing an effort denied by Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann and another effort from the edge of the box bounce off the crossbar...
...only for the in-form Kevin De Bruyne to head into a empty net shortly before the half-hour mark. The in-form Belgian international notched another six minutes from time as Wolfsburg registered their 12th win of the season
Borussia Dortmund ended their five-game winless streak, recording a crucial 3-0 success at fellow strugglers SC Freiburg
The five-time Bundesliga champions were in the driving seat from the off at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, Marco Reus (l.) helping the visitors to a deserved early lead from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's (2nd r.) assist
Shinji Kagawa (r.) and Co. were in the driving seat for most of the game in Freiburg...
... Gabon attacker Aubameyang sealing the three points with two second-half strikes for Borussia to move up two spots in the table into 16th (© Imago)
Hertha Berlin returned to winning ways in their first game under interim head coach Pal Dardai, Per Skjelbred (top) and Co. downing 1. FSV Mainz 05 2-0
Jens Hegeler gave the capital club the lead from the spot in the 35th minute...
...after Mainz keeper Loris Karius (r.) was red carded for felling Valentin Stocker in the box
Dutch winger Roy Beerens doubled Hertha's advantage shortly before the break, slotting in on the rebound after Stocker hit the post. The win leaves Hertha on 21 points
1. FC Köln and fellow promotees SC Paderborn played out a goalless draw at the Rheinenergiestadion
Daniel Halfar (l.) was at the heart of most of the promising action for the dominant hosts against a stubborn Paderborn side (© Imago)
Bard Finne (r.) missed the best opportunity for Köln, the young Norwegian failing to get the better of Paderborn No1 Lukas Kruse when one-on-one two minutes before the break (© Imago)
FC Schalke 04 opened Matchday 20 with a hard-fought 1-0 win against top-four competitors Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Veltins Arena
After a cagey start to the game, Tranquillo Barnetta broke the deadlock by tapping home Kevin-Prince Boateng’s cross for his 29th league goal on his 250th Bundesliga appearance in the tenth minute
The home side sent the sell-out Gelsenkirchen crowd into ecstasy with the early strike
Barnetta (r.) enjoyed a brilliant first half, taking the game to the Gladbach defence time and again in an encounter that was otherwise low on chances
In the second half the hosts continued to enjoy the better of the opportunities and Granit Xhaka (l.) had to make a goal-saving challenge to thwart Boateng
Despite some late half-chances to break Schalke's imposing defence, it was the Foals who made the short journey home having lost their 100 per cent record in 2015