Japanese stars Hiroki Sakai (l.) and Shinji Okazaki tussle for possession in Sunday's late game between Hannover 96 and VfB Stuttgart
Hannover's Konstantin Rausch (c.) feels the full force of Arthur Boka's tackle in an intensely-fought scene typical throughout the contest
Try as they might, neither Ivory Coast international Didier Ya Konan (r.), nor...
...strike partner Mame Diouf (l. against William Kvist) were able to unlock the stubborn Stuttgart backline, as the match ended goalless
In-form 1. FC Nuremberg continued their ascent up the Bundesliga standings by
In a evenly-contested first half in which chances were few and far between, Adam Szalai's (l.) penalty miss provided the only real highlight
Per Nilsson opened the scoring for the hosts, who were soon pegged back on the hour mark
...but Nilsson emerged as the match-winning hero as he got on end of a Hiroshi Kiyotake set-piece
Heung-Min Son (r.) and Hamburg were left bitterly disappointed after their 1-0 loss at home to fellow European hopefuls SC Freiburg
The hosts has almost double the amount of shots on goal compared to their opponents, but couldn't find a breakthrough...
...as Jonathan Schmid (bottom) scored for the seventh time in his last ten matches on foreign soil to hand Freiburg the lead
Hamburg fought back, but though they created multiple chances, in the end they were unable to find a way past Oliver Baumann as they slipped further down the table
FC Bayern Munich were in a celebratory mood after their 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, a result which saw them
For many of the Bayern first team, including Dante (r.) and Xherdan Shaqiri (l.), this was the first time they had won the Bundesliga title
The record titleholders didn't cruise down easy street to get there though
Frankfurt frustrated Bayern during the opening exchanges and were fortunate not to go behind when David Alaba (r.)'s penalty came back off the post...
...but they were powerless to prevent Bastian Schweinsteiger (r.) from breaking the deadlock with a sublime back-heeled attempt
The midfield maestro now has seven goals to his name this season, more than he netted in the previous two campaigns combined
The visitors were forced to hold on at the death as Manuel Neuer made a string of top saves to deny Frankfurt, but in the end it was Bayern's day...
...as they collected their eleventh straight win, a new Bundesliga record, before revelling in the support of their travelling fans at the Commerzbank Arena
Borussia Dortmund also emerged victorious on Matchday 28 as they were forced to come from behind to secure an emphatic 4-2 win against FC Augsburg
Julian Schieber (l.) opened the scoring in 22nd minute of the encounter with a powerful near-post finish...
...but a quickfire double on the stroke of half-time courtesy of goals from Daniel Baier (c.) and Kevin Vogt handed Augsburg a 2-1 lead at the break
Schieber (2nd l.) restored parity within seven minutes of the restart with only his third goal of the season...
...before Neven Subotic and Robert Lewandowski (l.), registering on the scoresheet for a tenth consecutive Bundesliga match,
FC Schalke 04 moved three points clear in fourth place as they romped to a 2-0 win away from home against SV Werder Bremen
Schalke had to play the patience game, but it was left to Julian Draxler (l.) to grab the opening goal early in the second half
The result leaves Werder Bremen with just one victory from their last eight homes games, while the Royal Blues look on course to secure
There was a lot of hustle and bustle in Bayer 04 Leverkusen's encounter with VfL Wolfsburg,
Andre Schürrle (l.) got the ball rolling in the 12th minute with Leverkusen's quickest goal since the turn of the year...
...but Wolfsburg struck back through Simon Kjaer's (front) diving header which proved enough to rescue a share
There was no love lost in Greuther Fürth's trip to Borussia Mönchengladbach and though the visitors had their chances, it was the Foals who clinched another three points
Fürth had performed admirably in the match, but were dealt a blow when Matthias Zimmermann (2nd r.) picked up his second booking...
...as Gladbach made the most of their extra man when Luuk de Jong (2nd l.) grabbed his sixth goal of the
1899 Hoffenheim secured just their sixth victory of the season thanks to a 3-0 victory
New Hoffenheim head coach Markus Gisdol was remarkably relaxed ahead of taking charge of his first ever Bundesliga fixture...
...which got off to a terrific start when Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino (r.) netted in the eleventh minute
Australian international Robbie Kruse was the visitors' liveliest player, but even his bag of tricks was unable to get the better of a rejuvenated Hoffenheim outfit
The one sour note for the hosts was an injury to goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (r.), who trudged of after 54 minutes following a painful looking coming-together
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