bundesliga.com summarises the five biggest stories to have emerged from the latest round of games in Germany's top flight...
It was as if they'd never been away: FC Bayern München's first league match in front of their own spectators since mid-December could hardly have gone more smoothly, the Bavarians running out 5-0 winners over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena. Pep Guardiola's team also set a European top-flight record of scoring in 56 consecutive league matches, beating Arsenal FC's previous best of 55 set in 2001.
The Bavarians' closest challengers, meanwhile, both got back to winning ways after Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen both recorded narrow victories over Eintracht Braunschweig and VfB Stuttgart respectively. The win at the Eintracht-Stadion was Dortmund's first in the league since the end of November, while Sami Hyypiä's team recorded their first three points since their victory at Signal Iduna Park on Matchday 15.
FC Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg met at the Veltins Arena and, with the race for Europe hotting up, both sides knew they could barely afford to drop points against their direct rivals. With ten minutes remaining, it looked as if the Royal Blues and the Wolves would have to settle for a share of the spoils, but 's composed finish with 81 minutes on the clock gave the hosts all three points and a place in the top four going into Matchday 20.
Tayfun Korkut could hardly have wished for a better start to his tenure as Hannover 96 coach: A 3-1 victory against their Lower Saxony rivals Wolfsburg on Matchday 18 was swiftly followed by a highly impressive victory by the same scoreline against high-flying Borussia Mönchengladbach, who dropped down to fifth in the table as a result. Hannover meanwhile are up to tenth after recording consecutive victories for the first time since August.
It's been an equally impressive start to the year for 1. FC Nürnberg. After winning their first match of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season against 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 18 - and allowing coach Gertjan Verbeek to finally rid himself of his beard - the Franconians recorded their second win of the season at Hertha Berlin, thanks in no small part to Josip Drmic's (pictured) brace. The win lifts Nürnberg out of the relegation zone at the expense of Hamburger SV and SC Freiburg, who both suffered defeats.
Sit back and savour some of the best goals from Matchday 19 on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: