Hannover 96 and VfB Stuttgart rounded off Bundesliga Matchday 22 with Jan Schlaudraff (below) captaining the 96ers for the very first time
Stuttgart sporting director Fredi Bobic (l.) and Hannover coach Mirko Slomka (r.) greet one another before kick-off
Once the pleasantries were over, Hannover hit the ground running and took the lead when Karim Haggui headed in Christian Pander's excellent corner
Stuttgart's Martin Harnik (top) was denied brilliantly by Hannover keeper Ron-Robert Zieler in the first half
Mame Diouf (bottom, with VfB's Maza) netted his first Bundesliga goal with a header from another Pander corner
Pander netted himself for the third as Hannover went on to win the game 4-2, Lars Stindl (r.)
Sunday's earlier match saw Schalke entertain Wolfsburg -
Joel Matip (m.) back-heeled the Royal Blues into a comfortable 3-0 lead early in the second half
Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath reacted by bringing on young striker Sebastian Polter (top, with Atsuto Uchida) - to little avail
Christian Fuchs (m. with Teemu Pukki (r.)) set up both the second and fourth goals for Huntelaar (l.)
Wolfsburg managed a few chances late on, but thanks to the defending of Kyriakos
Johannes Flum's (r.) SC Freiburg make an impressive start to their meeting with title aspirants Bayern Munich, Toni Kroos (l.) et al
Jan Rosenthal (r., against David Alaba) is not alone in passing up an opportunity to put the bottom club in front before the break
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes brings on Arjen Robben to inject some second-half life into his attack...
...but the breakthrough will remain elusive for Mario Gomez (2.r.) and the rest of the Munich star ensemble this time out...
Leverkusen 4-1 FC Augsburg: Ja-Cheol Koo gets off the mark for Augsburg in his third appearance for the Bundesliga debutants
The hosts need to pick themselves up again in the wake of their midweek Champions League defeat against Barcelona
He's looking pensive here, but coach Robin Dutt can be well satisfied with the final outcome - Bayer's 300th home win in the Bundesliga, incidentally
Hertha BSC Berlin have illustrious company for their 1,000th Bundesliga outing - champions Borussia Dortmund
Christoph Janker lines up at the back for the injured Christian Lell
Skipper Sebastian Kehl (m.) and his teammates make heavy weather of the contest in the capital...
For Patrick Ebert and his Hertha colleages it's the sixth straight competitive loss
Patrick Herrmann's teammates celebrate his ninth-minute opener in relaxed fashion
Marc-Andre ter Stegen rises to the challenge in a crowded Gladbach box as Kaiserslautern press to get back into the contest
On the back of their 2-1 win at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion, the young keeper and his fellow Foals are still right in the mix at the top
The heat is on for the Red Devils though - they are now without a win in 13 competitive outings
Hamburger SV take on northern rivals SV Werder Bremen for the 96th time in the Bundesliga - and it's first blood to the visitors in the 10th minute...
...courtesy of Marko Marin, the Germany international clearly well pleased with his first league goal of the season
18-year-old Tom Trybull puts Werder two to the good shortly before half time...
...the youngster's first goal in the Bundesliga, in only his fourth senior outing
Mladen Petric (here challenging Bremen keeper Tim Wiese) pulls one back for Hamburg from a free kick...
... but Marko Arnautovic restores the guests' two-goal advantage, and 3-1 it finishes
New Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel is clearly looking forward to his home debut against Mainz in Friday's opener
Julian Baumgartlinger (2.l.) and Marvin Compper tussle for possession in a contest where little is being given away...
...with the exception of an own-goal from FSV's Nikolce Noveski, that is: 1899's Daniel
Just shy of the half-hour mark, Mohamed Zidan (l.) restores parity with his third goal in