VfB Stuttgart were celebrating as they ran out 3-1 winners in the Baden-Württemberg derby over SC Freiburg.
Werner (l.) put Stuttgart two goals to the good in the tenth-minute with a wonderful solo run only moments after Vedad Ibisevic had given the visitors the lead... (©Imago)
But on a dark and stormy Black Forest evening, Freiburg weren't going down without a fight... (©Imago)
...and although Mike Hanke gave them an ounce of hope late on, it was ultimately frustration for the hosts...
...as Werner completed a brace and Stuttgart prevailed in a closely-fought curtain closer
1. FSV Mainz 05 were celebrating taking the spoils in their derby with Eintracht Frankfurt, a late Maxim Choupo-Moting strike gave them a 1-0 victory
Shinji Okazaki (l.) spurned Mainz's best early opportunities in the face of a strong Frankfurt rearguard, led by Kevin Trapp (c.) and Anderson Bamba (r.)
Frankfurt's centre-forward Vaclav Kadlec (l.) was given a tough time by Joo-Ho Park (r.) in the Mainz defence - the Czech
Takashi Inui (l.) struggled to be at his influential best and was replaced on the 75th-minute mark, as Sebastian Polter (r.) played diligently
And it was Choupo-Moting (l.) who broke Trapp's (r.) resistance in the 88th minute to hand Mainz a 1-0 win and a much-needed three points
In Saturday's evening game Borussia Mönchengladbach overcame a poor first hour to beat Nürnberg 3-1
Nürnberg were without a win all season going into the game but they took the lead through Josip Drmic (2nd l.) after a lovely assist from Hiroshi Kiyotake
Gladbach took their time but eventually they found their rhythm and Juan Arango (l.) hauled them level with a beautiful curling strike
Minutes later, Gladbach were in the lead when Niklas Stark (r.) put through his own net, before Patrick Herrman sealed it for the hosts
Nürnberg's disappointment was evident at the final whistle, as they remain without a league victory, despite a courageous display in this game
FC Bayern München set a new record for unbeaten games in succession by beating FC Augsburg 3-0 in the Allianz Arena. Goals from Jerome
Boateng opened the scoring after a mere four minutes, becoming the first defender to score against Augsburg all
Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz was kept busy as the first-half progressed, Pep Guardiola's men turning in a polished,
...Ribery (l.) gave Bayern the two-goal cushion with his first goal from a direct free-kick since 2009, and his fourth goal of the season
Arjen Robben (r.) replaced Mario Götze (c.) late on, but it was another substitute, Thomas Müller, who sealed three points and three goals with a late penalty
Bayern's title rivals Borussia Dortmund suffered a blow in their pursuit, going down 2-1 to a committed VfL Wolfsburg side...
...both teams threw everything at each other without finding an opening goal, exemplified by the effort put in by Maximilian Arnold (r.) and
...but it was Marco Reus' dipping free-kick before half-time which broke the deadlock...
...before Ricardo Rodriguez's 56th-minute set-piece evaded everybody in the Dortmund box to fly into Roman Weidenfeller's goal
Ivica Olic (l.) fired in what turned out to be the winner in the 69th minute with a sesnational strike into the top-corner, handing the Wolves a victory that moves them up to fourth
Heung Min Son was on fire for Bayer 04 Leverkusen against his former club
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (r.) was on target twice for the visitors, taking his tally to eight for the
But it was Son who took the plaudits and the points. He scored his first goals since the opening day of the season
It took Toni Kroos 25 games to open his Bundesliga account, and it took his younger brother
Julian Draxler (l.) tried to bring Schalke level from a set-piece before turning provider for...
...Kevin-Prince Boateng, who brought the Royal Blues level with a far-post header
Another headed goal from Boateng then put Schalke in front before Jefferson Farfan added a third
Änis Ben-Hatira (l.) helped Hertha Berlin to all three points at Hoffenheim in a five-goal thriller
An Adrian Ramos penalty put Hertha in the driving seat...
...and despite Hoffenheim's Sejad Salihovic's brace from set-pieces, the Colombian Ramos nodded in a late-header to make it 3-2
The first Lower Saxony derby in 37 years got Matchday 12 of the 2013/14 campaign off with a passionate and intense encounter
Neither side was willing to give an inch during the hard-fought opening exchanges with Hannover creating more in front of goal
Going in at the break with the deadlock still in tact Mame Biram Diouf (top) had registered more shots on goal (six) than the whole Braunschweig team (four)...
...however, more often than not the returning striker was left frustrated with his inability to find
Braunschweig were doing their best to absorb the pressure created by the Reds, but were misplacing their passes at an alarming frequency...
...and in the end with neither side able to produce the killer pass in the final third to create a clear-cut chance in front of goal, both sides had to settle for a point
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