Bayern Munich were beaten for the first time all season, going down to a shock 3-1 defeat at a previously winless BATE Borisov in the UEFA Champions League
Bayern's players paid their annual visit to the city's Oktoberfest after making it seven league wins in a row against Hoffenheim.
Defending champions Borussia Dortmund slipped to nine points behind Bayern as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hannover, thanks to a goal by Mame Diouf (r.)
Business on the road to FIFA World Cup 2014 was resumed with Germany putting six past Ireland, Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos (3. r.) among the scorers
And four days later, they were coasting towards another victory after establishing a 4-0 lead against Sweden...
...but in one of the most incredible turnarounds in history, Sweden fought back to end Germany's 100% start to qualifying with a 4-4 draw.
Ibrahim Afellay helped Schalke 04 down local rivals Borussia Dortmund, establishing themselves as Bayern hunter number one after victory in the Revierderby
But there was no such joy for former Schalke coach Felix Magath, who drew a line under Wolfsburg's disappointing start to the
Bayer 04 Leverkusen then ended Bayern's perfect start to the season on Matchday 9 with a 2-1 win in Munich, thanks to Sydney Sam's (c.) late deflected winner
© 2015 DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH