It was a tight encounter between the Bundesliga's two UEFA Europa League contenders SC Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt
After the visitors had good chances to take the lead through Vaclav Kadlec, Sebastian Freis got away this first shot of the game for the hosts
Freiburg custodian Oliver Baumann had done his best to keep Frankfurt at bay, but he turned from
Günter (l.) and Baumann (r.) cut forlorn figures as Tranquillo Barnetta (c.) celebrated a goal which appeared good enough to earn the points
Freiburg coach Christian Streich had other ideas, however, and he sent on Nicolas Höfler, who
The gamble paid off with Höfler levelling late on to earn Freiburg a point
In Sunday's early game, Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored a hat-trick in Hamburg's 5-0 rout of Nürnberg in the Grundig Stadion
Hamburg opened the scoring when Rafael van der Vaart (l.) beat Raphael Schäfer (2nd l.) with an acrobatic volley...
...and the 30-year-old was to have an even bigger bearing on the game, as he assisted the next two goals for...
...Lasogga (l.) to put the game firmly out of Nürnberg's reach. Lasogga then went on to score a third, bagging his hat-trick inside seven minutes and 21 seconds
Bert van Marwijk has now overseen a draw and a victory in his first two games as HSV boss...
...but Nürnberg and Makoto Hasebe (r.) are now still without a win this season having taken just five points from eight games
Praying was not enough for FC Bayern München vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger as the record champions were held to a 1-1 draw at Bayer 04 Leverkusen...
...with NBA star Kobe Bryant watching on from the stands
UEFA Best Player in Europe Franck Ribery was at his scintillating best as Bayern dominated proceedings from start to finish at the BayArena
They took a deserved lead through Toni Kroos' first goal of the season in the 30th minute...
...but the hosts hit back immediately through Sidney Sam (r.), finishing off Leverkusen's one and only serious attack of the game
Thomas Müller wasted two gilt-edged chances with his head as Bayern tried in any which way they could to force a winner,
The only sour note of the game as far as the hosts were concerned was an injury to Stefan Kiessling late on...
...the German striker leaving the action after having his ankle trampled on by Dante
There was no bad blood between the pair, however, as both went about their jobs professionally
In the end, Schweinsteiger covered his face, not so much in shame, but more in shock that his side, who now top the Bundesliga, only came away with a point
It was a disappointing afternoon for Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 8
Die Schwarz-Gelben laid siege to the Gladbach goal in the first half, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (r.) squandering a good chance to open the scoring
Chance after chance came and went for the visitors, before Mats Hummels (1.r) saw red for an ill-timed challenge on Harvard Nordtveit in the 80th minute
Max Kruse (1r.) sent BVB goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (3r.) the wrong way from the resulting penalty...
... and after ex-Foal Marco Reus struck the bar with a free kick, Gladbach made it two through Brazilian midfielder Raffael (1r.)
The victory moves Lucien Favre's men up to fourth in the Bundesliga standings
Adam Szalai (l.) and Kevin-Prince Boateng (r.) helped Schalke back to winning ways against Augsburg,
A red card for Augsburg defender Ragnar Klavan (pictured) proved to be a pivotal moment in the match.
...which was converted by Boateng, who netted his first goal on home soil out of a total of seven Bundesliga career strikes
Alexander Manninger (c.) kept Augsburg in the game for as long as he could, but with only ten men on the field, a
A neat touch by Julian Draxler (c.) teed up Dennis Aogo (l.) to send in a cross which Szalai turned in, effectively breaking Augsburg's resistance
A battling Eintracht Braunschweig side deservedly picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 triumph against an uninspired VfL Wolfsburg
Karim Bellarabi (c.) put the Lions in front after 31 minutes, and at that point had been involved in every Braunschweig goal since his arrival in late-August
...and despite Luiz Gustavo's (r.) best efforts, the Wolves could never summon a response, going down 2-0 to a late Domi Kumbela strike
Mainz goalkeeper Heinz Müller's header set up their second goal in injury time, a goal that meant his side picked up a 2-2 home draw with Hoffenheim...
...who had taken an early lead through Kevin Volland (r. with Elkin Soto) and Roberto Firmino...
...but it was Mainz dancing in the rain as the
Both VfB Stuttgart's Arthur Boka (l.) and Werder Bremen's Nils Petersen (r.) gave their all,
He equalised Martin Harnik's (l.) sixth-minute opener for the hosts, but Santiago Garcia (r.) had a
...and the sides had to settle for an ultimately fair point apiece
Hannover 96 head coach Mirko Slomka led his side out against Hertha Berlin on Friday
The hosts started brightly, with Japan international defender Hiroki Sakai (l.) bursting forward at will...
...before Christian Schulz smashed home the opening goal shortly before the 25-minute
Hertha battled back after the restart, with Anis Ben-Hatira (l.) beating
Jos Luhukay's charges were not to be denied, though, as substitute Ronny (r.)
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