Munich - A power play in Dortmund, a close encounter in Munich and a hard-earned share of the spoils for Hamburg's new coach: just three of the variations on a theme on another goal-packed Bundesliga matchday.
Borussia Dortmund 5-0 SC Freiburg
bundesliga.com has a summary of the top-flight touchline tacticians' reactions to events over the weekend:
Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund): I was quite satisfied with our first-half performance, but we didn't get the ball into the box often enough. In the second half we did start to find our shooting boots, though. We tried to hit the ground running and all-in-all it was a very good performance, really good fun.
Christian Streich (SC Freiburg): We weren't composed enough on the ball. You've no chance really when you're a man down against such a good team. We've a tough schedule of midweek matches and we're not used to it. That can contribute to a performance like this as well.
FC Bayern München 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg
Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern München): We had a few problems in the second half that we needed to resolve. But we won in the end, and we're going to get better.
Dieter Hecking (VfL Wolfsburg): We had a made-to-measure defensive strategy and it worked well. We weren't just clearing our lines, but playing the ball out from the back as well. But you don't get any second or third chances against Bayern and they capitalised on our one mistake. But the team are still heading very much in the right direction.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Hamburger SV
Armin Veh (Eintracht Frankfurt): After the opening ten minutes we took control of the game and went in front accordingly. We should have made it 2-0 after that. The equaliser just before the break was unfortunate. After that, we got on top of things again, even if we didn't dominate to the same extent. And then a shot deflected in - that was a pity! Maybe we were just a couple of percent short in the end.
Bert van Marwijk (Hamburg): We knew it wasn't going to be easy. We wanted to play football and at the very start, we did. Unfortunately, we then went behind. We played a lot better in the second half, the second goal we conceded was unnecessary. But we have a few creative players and managed to show that a bit and the equaliser was deserved in the end.
Werder Bremen 3-3 1. FC Nürnberg
Robin Dutt (Bremen): I think the fans got to see a great game of football. it was all quiet in our own box in the first half. When we slowed things down, we let Nürnberg back into the match. Games like this are part of the learning curve for us. It was pretty clear today what direction things are going in. When the team play like that, it makes a lot of people happy.
Michael Wiesinger (Nürnberg): We didn't play well in the first half. We made a present of two goals and were lucky to be only 2-0 down. Without those two pot shots, we might even have been able to snatch a win. We had to replace three players today and you could see how it took us a while to get into the game. We made too many mistakes early on.
Eintracht Braunschweig 0-4 VfB Stuttgart
Torsten Lieberknecht (Braunschweig): We applied ourselves well in the first half, before having to deal with the setback of going a goal behind. In the second half, we intended to pile on the pressure, but the second goal broke us. VfB go home with the spoils thanks to their class and the individual quality of [Ibrahima] Traore. I've got lots to ponder today. It's no use looking for solutions. It's a defeat that's hard to take, but we have to deal with it and move forward.
Thomas Schneider (Stuttgart) : We're really happy with how compact we were in the second half. We weren't really in the game in the first half. Eintracht played well and put a lot into it. We should have been playing more football at that point. At the moment we're red-hot from set pieces and then took a surprise lead in the 40th minute. It wasn't just Traore's goal and assist that made him so valuable for us today, but his defending, too.
FC Augsburg 2-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg): We put in a good performance and didn't give much away. We managed to battle back after going behind so we're pretty satisfied. When you score an equaliser so late on, you've got to be happy with the outcome.
Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach): You let in a goal three minutes from time... Well, we got a point, that'll do.