Ultimately, though, Bayern took control and ended up comfortable 6-1 winners to maintain their already healthy gap at the top of the standings.
bundesliga.com rounds up what the key players had to say after a goal-filled afternoon's entertainment...
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Arjen Robben: Six goals was a bit too much. The difference looks greater on paper than it actually was on the field. Wolfsburg put us under pressure to start with and we lacked rhythm. We did a lot better in the second half with five more goals, six overall - so we can be happy with that. We scored a number of nice goals and there was a good tempo in the second half, which stands us in good stead for when we play Arsenal [in the UEFA Champions League] on Tuesday.
Thomas Müller: The referee told me at half-time that the first goal was not my goal, so I wasn't very happy. I'm only in a better mood now because I went and scored two after the break. So it's all good now - I'm happy to share...
Daniel Caligiuri: I think we proved what we're capable for an hour, but that wasn't enough. The atmosphere was great, the fans got behind us and they could tell we wanted to get something from the game. Bayern were very clever. We can take a lot from the first 60, 65 minutes. Now we've got to do better against Braunschweig and get a win away from home.
Patrick Ochs: We played good football for an hour, but there are no prizes for that. It's a shame because we had the chance to get a point today. In the end, we ran out of energy a bit as we had been pressing them relentlessly. You have to chase the ball a lot and maybe that's why. We've got to put this behind us quickly because we've got a tough game in Braunschweig coming up and we have to win there.