Munich - With eight victories from the nine Bundesliga encounters on Matchday 20, there were understandably contrasting emotions among the clubs' coaches.
Werder Bremen 1-5 Borussia Dortmund
bundesliga.com rounds up what the top-flight tacticians made of their teams' performances over the weekend...
Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): My team were brilliant. That's what we want to see every week and hopefully we will do. We were incredibly strong in our counter-pressing. There's very little to complain about.
Robin Dutt (Bremen): After their opening goal they did things we couldn't cope with. Last week I criticised my team's fighting spirit. It wasn't down to their attitude today, but the result still hurts.
FC Schalke 04 2-0 Hannover 96
Jens Keller (Schalke): We played really well today, especially in the first half. In our training camp we spoke together a lot and worked hard. The players get on very well with each other off the pitch and have got even closer, which has been clear to see on the pitch in our first three games.
Tayfun Korkut (Hannover 96): One or two instances aside, our shape was good in the first half. We failed to close the gaps on two occasions and both of their goals came from that. We weren't so clinical in finishing our chances and our play going forward wasn't as smooth. I don't think it's a setback, I saw a lot of good things out there.
VfB Stuttgart 1-4 FC Augsburg
Thomas Schneider (Stuttgart): We can't complain about the scoreline. I'm extremely disappointed and it will take a while to digest things. We can only apologise to the fans. We threw the game away in the space of ten minutes - it's all to do with our self-confidence. Our team is very young and isn't stable yet.
Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): We started terribly and should really have gone behind. The goal helped us and you could see today that mental strength is decisive.
Hamburger SV 0-3 Hertha Berlin
Bert van Marwijk (Hamburg): We did a lot of things and covered plenty of ground but we committed some silly fouls which played into our opponents' hands. Saving a penalty should give you a psychological boost and we should never have conceded the opening goal from a corner. I can't believe it when I look at the replays. I'm still the coach, I won't throw the towel in and give up.
Jos Luhukay (Hertha Berlin): We did what we came to do and collectively worked well together. Adrian Ramos profited from that. The victory will do us good, we've got good stability.
1. FC Nürnberg 0-2 FC Bayern München
Gertjan Verbeek (Nürnberg): We started well and were outstanding for the first 20-25 minutes and we created a few chances too. We coped well with the first injury but not so well with the second one. It's a great quality Bayern have to be able to score with their first opportunity. We lost our rhythm after that. The first half took a lot out of us and our belief wasn't as strong after the break. After they got their second it was virtually impossible to get back.
Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern): I realised pretty quickly why Bayern had only won once in Nuremberg in the last six years. They were very aggressive and played with so much intensity. They attacked us at pace and had two or three good chances. After we made it 2-0 things got easier. Congratulations to my players. The pitch made it very, very difficult to keep possession.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Lucien Favre (Gladbach): We've lost to Leverkusen yet again, they're so dangerous on the break. We got impatient because we wanted too much.
Sami Hyypiä (Leverkusen): We have to be satisfied with the result. The first half wasn't a great spectacle but we were better after the break, and Son's goal was wonderful.