Eintracht coach Armin Veh was proud of the manner in which his side managed to turn the tables on Freiburg, but Gladbach's Lucien Favre was left lamenting a dire defensive display against the champions.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 SC Freiburg
Armin Veh (Eintracht Frankfurt): "Freiburg played well. It was hard for us after the hype of last week. You can't always play magical football, so it's great to win a game like this. The team showed heart and great character."
Christian Streich (SC Freiburg): "We played well for long periods and made it hard for Frankfurt. We tried to play football and even took the lead. Then came the individual brilliance of Alex Meier that we could do nothing about. After going 2-1 behind, unfortunately we didn't play our game and were reduced to long balls."
VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 1. FSV Mainz 05
Felix Magath (VfL Wolfsburg): "Today we played our best game, even though we lost. Nonetheless, we weren't effective enough. The level of effort we put in was very high and we were chasing a goal over the 90 minutes, but we need to work on our finishing. Five points just aren't enough. As for questions about my job, I don't concern myself with stuff like that."
Thomas Tuchel (1. FSV Mainz 05): "First we had to settle into the game. The opening goal helped that. We played with more confidence after that. At half time we knew the game was starting over again. We still had to defend, but that was down to the quality of Wolfsburg. At the crucial moments we had the rub of the green, but we defended with real spirit. So it feels great."
Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund): "We worked our way into the game and everyone showed that they're ready to put in plenty of effort. The scoreline flatters us; the difference between the two sides wasn't that great. For us, it was just important to win."
Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach): "We didn't start badly, but afterwards we forgot how to defend. A few players thought defending wasn't their job. We conceded silly goals. Some of them played like old men. And some of the mistakes we made in possession were unacceptable."
Werder Bremen 0-2 FC Bayern München
Thomas Schaaf (Werder Bremen): "We set ourselves up well at the back. Decisively, though, we didn't show enough assertiveness and self-confidence going forward."
Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich): "In the first half we played too slowly. The players tried my patience a little, but in the end we got the win against a strong Bremen side. I didn't mince my words at half time."
Hamburger SV 1-0 Hannover 96
Torsten Fink (Hamburger SV): "Luck was on our side today unlike against Mönchengladbach, and everyone deserved to celebrate the victory. Rene Adler made sure we got the win."
Mirko Slomka (Hannover 96): "We gave it our all and played well. A draw would have been a fair result, but HSV have a great goalkeeper in Rene Adler."
1. FC Nuremberg 0-2 VfB Stuttgart
Dieter Hecking (1. FC Nürnberg): "Hopefully that's the last gift we'll be giving away. Mistakes like that are unforgivable, but we won't hang Marcos Antonio out to dry. We were well-organized for half the game and at times created some good opportunities. The level of commitment was right and you could see the players were wiling."
Bruno Labbadia (VfB Stuttgart): "It was an important win because it's our first. The longer something goes on, the more of a problem it is. The team did really well and closed the game out. We're really pleased."
Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 SpVgg Greuther Fürth
Sascha Lewandowski (Bayer Leverkusen): "It wasn't easy in the first half. Fürth set about the task really well, were very compact in their own half and allowed us very little space. We played too slowly and clumsily. After the break we were slightly better; we were quicker and more forceful and used the space effectively."
Mike Büskens (SpVgg Greuther Fürth): "After playing such an organized first half we've come away with nothing, that's annoying. Bayer waited for errors and unfortunately we handed them the 1-0 lead. We gave them a helping hand with the second goal, too. Our lack of communication was severaly punished. We have to work hard and minimize those basic errors."
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0-0 FC Augsburg
Markus Babbel (1899 Hoffenheim): "It was no a normal game. The result was immaterial. I wanted to see a team fighting for Boris Vukcevic. I can't and don't want to talk about the match, given the extenuating circumstances."
Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg): "For us the draw was a step forward because we didn't concede and played an error-free game at the back. Of course, we need to improve in attack, but we can live with a point."
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-2 Schalke 04
Norbert Meier (Fortuna Düsseldorf): "In the second half the mood was boiling over. It's a great feeling for the team. We lost a bit of belief after conceding the early goals. We tried to change the game and created two or three dangerous chances. We put our all into winning the key battles."
Huub Stevens (Schalke 04): "The second half display was unbelievable. I was unhappy with the whole team."