Back in business: Eintracht Frankfurt closed out the weekend with a hard-fought victory over Greuther Fürth in the Trolli Arena
It was a tough start for the Eagles, however, and they paid the price for slow opening to the match, with Nikola Djurdjic (l.) heading Fürth into a second-minute lead
Armin Veh's men gradually found their way back into the game in the first half and Takashi Inui (r.) fired in a well-hit equaliser from the edge of the box
The Eagles had missed good chances to take the lead in the first half, but they made their dominance count after the break, with Stefan Aigner firing in for 2-1
The decisive strike was then struck by Alexander Meier (l.), who netted his first league goal in over 800 minutes
...but Per Nilsson had other ideas. He brought Nuremberg level after Timmy Simons had reduced the arrers, an he showed the scars of his efforts afterwards
1. FC Nuremberg's never-say-die attitude earned them a point at VfL Wolfsburg, led by their former coach Dieter Hecking, as
Diego gave the Wolves a second-minute lead with one of his trademark masterpiece free-kicks - his 12th such goal
Ivica Olic added a second before even 20 minutes had been played, and Wolfsburg seemed to be cruising towards a win
Hiroshi Kiyotake (r.) confirmed his own free-kick prowess by becoming the league's most dangerous
Bayern Munich went head-to-head with traditional northern rivals Hamburger SV at the Allianz Arena in the late Saturday kick-off...
...and with just five minutes on the clock, Xherdan Shaqiri got the home side up and running. Bastian Schweinsteiger headed Bayern 2-0 in front before...
...Claudio Pizarro made it 3-0 on the half-hour mark. It was shaping up to be a long evening for the men from the far north as...
...Arjen Robben (l.) then banged in number four, as a prelude to...
...Pizarro notching another on what was a rare starting appearance for the Peruvian goalgetter.
..it was far from over yet for the hapless visitors though, as Robben (r.) slotted the champions-elect 7-0 in front, before...
...Pizarro further cemented his record as the Bundesliga's record non-German scorer with his own fourth
Little wonder that guest custodian Rene Adler was in pensive mood. His defensive colleague Jeffrey Bruma did pull one back with quarter of an hour remaining, but...
...Franck Ribery (l.) promptly restored Bayern's eight-goal cushion. That was that as far as the hosts were concerned...
...and while it fell to Heiko Westermann (c.) to nab the final goal of the match, it was German
Borussia Dortmund ensured there would be no March title celebrations for FC Bayern Munich with a 2-1 victory in Stuttgart.
It was an entertaining encounter at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena, where Dortmund had won just one of their previous four trips
Alexandru Maxim's (r.) first ever Bundesliga goal to level the scores looked like it might have put the title on a plate for Bayern...
...but after Georg Niedermeier was sent off for the hosts, Robert Lewandowski (r.) slotted in to give the reigning champions victory
The Polish striker's 20th Bundesliga goal of the campaign means that the league leaders will have to wait until next week to sew up the championship
Lars Bender (l.) and Co. were out for another three points towards Champions League qualification at Rhineland neighbours Düsseldorf...
...and Stefan Kießling got them up and running in clinical fashion from the spot midway through the first half
Robbie Kruse (2nd l.) was taking the plaudits for the hosts shortly before the interval however, when
Fortuna were more than holding their own after the restart - until Andre Schürrle struck to put Leverkuse back in the driving
...strike partner Stefan Keißling (c.) completed his own bace near the end to round out the scoring - 4-1 to Bayer...
...whose focus remains firmly on direct qualification for Europe's elite club tournament next season
Schalke 04 and Atsuto Uchida (r.) hosted Hoffenheim and Fabian Johnson (l.) in the Veltins Arena, with the Royal Blues looking to avenge their 3-2 defeat in November
The home side dominated possession, but Hoffenheim's backline, as well as their athletic keeper Heurelho Gomes (top), kept the home side at bay
Schalke's quality told, however, and in the second half, Marco Höger (l.) opened the scoring when he stylishly finished off a flowing counter-attack
And not long afterwards the result was settled as first Jefferson Farfan (c.) and then Teemu Pukki (l.) found the net to give Schalke an ultimately comfortable 3-0 win
In Augsburg, Hannover 96 were looking to avoid a 17th defeat in their last 20 away league games in the Bundesliga
The guests rode their luck in a first half that Augsburg dominated, and in the second period,
The home side threw the kitchen sink at Hannover and Cameroonian international Somen Tchoyi (3rd r.)
Their efforts went unrewarded, however, as Rausch (2. l.) netted a second in injury time for
The fourth-quickest goal in Bundesliga history gave Mainz the lead against Werder Bremen with Adam Szalai etching his name in the history books
It was a nightmare start for Werder Bremen, compounding their poor recent form and leaving them teetering on the brink of the relegation zone
Mainz celebrated a goal which put them in the driving seat for a place in Europe next season
Mainz nearly made it two, but Sebastian Mielitz (r.) kept Bremen in the game with a fine save...
...before Bremen substitute Marko Arnautovic (r.) set up Aaron Hunt (l.) to bring Bremen back on terms
The pair celebrated together a goal which was worth a point, and in view of FC Augsburg's defeat at home to
Thumbs up from SC Freiburg coach Christian Streich for his side's 2-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach
Oliver Sorg (l.) had his eyes on the ball, but so too did Patrick Herrmann (r.) as there was little to nothing between the two sides
Daniel Caligiuri (l.) struggled to free himself from the grasp of Amin Younes (r.)...
...but when he did, he set up Max Kruse for the opening goal with Kruse adding a second for good measure,
For Dieter Hecking (l.), his first meeting with his former club appeared set to end in joy...
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