Bas Dost was at his scintillating best for VfL Wolfsburg with goals number ten and 11 of 2015 in a 5-3 win over SV Werder Bremen (© Imago)
Zlatko Junuzovic (2nd l.) got the goalscoring underway in Bremen after only nine minutes
Daniel Caligiuri cancelled that goal out after less than 60 seconds, but there were plenty more goals to come in a breathtaking opening 28 minutes at the Weser-Stadion
Maximilian Arnold (r.) also got in on the act, only for a Vieirinha own goal to give the hosts a 3-2 lead at the interval
Two goals in as many minutes early in the second half from Dost (c.) turned the game on its head, before the Dutchman teed up Caligiuri for his second and Wolfsburg's fifth
Fabian Johnson (2nd l.) opened the scoring for Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday afternoon as they bounced back from their UEFA Europa League exit with a 2-0 win at home to SC Paderborn
The USA international hit a left-footed shot from the edge of the area, with a deflection taking it past wrong-footed Paderborn keeper Lukas Kruse
The visitors could not be faulted for commitment and fighting spirit, with Uwe Hünemeier (l.) going in hard here on Gladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit (r.)
The Foals had the best of the chances and went close to adding to their lead a number of times, including with this long-range drive from Branimir Hrgota (r.), which Kruse did well to palm away
Patrick Herrmann put an end to Paderborn's hopes of taking something from the game, netting his sixth of the campaign nine minutes from time
Eintracht Frankfurt won for just the second time in 2015 with a 2-1 home victory over Hamburger SV at the Commerzbank Arena on Saturday evening
Alexander Meier (r.) opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 12th minute as the Eagles took the game by the scruff of the neck
But Zoltan Stieber (3rd l.) scored for the second week running to equalise for the guests on the stroke of half-time
Meier scored again to restore Frankfurt's advantage, and had a chance to bag a hat-trick after Hamburg captain Johann Djourou (r.) conceded a penalty for the second time late on
Meier missed the resulting spot-kick but was nevertheless the match-winner for the hosts, and has now scored 16 league goals in 2014/15, equalling his own personal single-season tally set in 2012/13
Batman and Robin: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (l.) and Marco Reus (r.) saved the day for Borussia Dortmund in a 3-0 win at home to Schalke after BVB missed chance after chance in a one-sided match
Roberto Di Matteo's Schalke came into the game having lost just one of their last seven away to their closest rivals
Schalke were under the cosh from the word go, however, with Reus and Co. spurning a host of chances; indeed, the Germany international might have had a hat-trick on his own
The deadlock was finally broken in the 78th minute, however, as Aubameyang (r.) poked home from close range, before locating a carefully placed bag to crown his goal with another innovative celebration
And just a minute later, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (c.) stole in to score his first goal since May 2013, before Reus scored for the fourth game in a row to put the result beyond any doubt
It was a highly satisfying day for Borussia, who are now looking up in the table rather than down after four straight wins in the league
Simon Rolfes (r.) scored the only goal of the game as Bayer 04 Leverkusen beat SC Freiburg 1-0 at the BayArena. The veteran
Heung-Min Son (l.) was a constant threat to the packed Freiburg defence. The South Korean international had several chances in the opening stages...
...and despite Jonathan Schmid's (front) best efforts - this free-kick drew an excellent save from Bernd Leno (r.) - Freiburg struggled to impose themselves
When Karim Bellarabi (l.) teed up Rolfes in the 33rd minute, Bayer had the goal they needed, and despite their European exploits midweek catching up with them second half...
...Freiburg never threatened enough to prevent Roger Schmidt's side celebrating a first home win with their fans since Matchday 13 and moving into the UEFA Champions League spots
Kevin Volland's (c.) second goal in as many games set TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on their way to a 2-0 home triumph over 1. FSV Mainz 05
Volland's 55th-minute strike broke the deadlock after a tight first half in which Mainz's Shinji Okazaki (l.) and Hoffenheim's Andreas Beck (r.) came close
It was Eugen Polanski's (l.) bullet header 15 minutes from time that settled proceedings in the hosts' favour, ensuring a precious three points in the chase for the European spots
Salomon Kalou's late strike ensured Hertha Berlin won at home for the first time since December - beating FC Augsburg 1-0 at the Olympiastadion
It was tense throughout in the capital, with neither Augsburg's Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg (l.) nor Hertha's John Anthony Brooks (r.) giving an inch
It remained that way in the second period, with chances at a premium until Kalou popped up with the winner in the 88th minute
Christian Gentner (c.) gave VfB Stuttgart a crucial 52nd-minute lead in the basement boys' 1-1 draw away to Hannover 96...
...but Lars Stindl's fourth goal of the campaign restored parity in the 70th minute...
...before a tense affair ended with goalscorer Stindl (r.) and Stuttgart's Martin Harnik seeing red late on
Bastian Schweinsteiger (c.) opened the scoring as FC Bayern recorded a 4-1 victory over a dogged 1. FC Köln side in the Matchday 23 opener on Friday
Before the game, Bayern fans honoured the club's 115th birthday with this striking choreograph, on which was written a quote from Franz John, one of club's founding members: "The seed we planted has grown wonderfully."
That celebratory note set the tone for a lightning-quick start from the home side, with Bastian Schweinsteiger (4th l.) heading home on three minutes...
...and Franck Ribery finding the bottom corner to double the lead eight minutes later
The visitors came back into it just before the half-time break when Anthony Ujah (c.) pulled one back, and might even have equalised after the break, but for a Manuel Neuer (r.) save to deny the Nigerian
It proved to be a costly miss for the Billy Goats, as Arjen Robben headed in his 17th league goal of the season to make it 3-1, before setting up Robert Lewandowski for a fourth