Cologne - Matchday 9 in the Bundesliga brought up plenty of talking points with FC Bayern München's invincibility put to the test by Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund getting stuck in a rut.
bundesliga.com rounds up the coaches' thoughts on the top-flight action...
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-0 FC Bayern MünchenLucien Favre (Gladbach):I'm very happy with the performance of my team. Bayern put us under a lot of pressure, but we kept our cool at the back and defended very intelligently. I told my team to believe in themselves more at the break and we did a really good job in the second half. We were very dangerous on the counter-attack and had a good balance between defence and attack. I think a draw's a fair result overall.
Pep Guardiola (Bayern): I'm very proud of my team - we played a great game. We controlled things in the first half, but Borussia were always dangerous, particularly with [Max] Kruse and Raffael. It was end-to-end stuff in the second half with both teams desperately wanting to win it. We had chances to win it, but Borussia also had opportunities to take the lead. That's why we can live with a point. It's not easy to survive in this stadium and with this atmosphere.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 FC Schalke 04Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen): We managed to impose our game today whereas last week, we deviated a bit from our usual game at Stuttgart. We played excellently, delivering a top game even with only two days' break after our Champions League fixture.
Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke): We wanted to do more going forward than we managed today. Defensively, we weren't too bad, but we've got good quality in our attack and we've got to make more of it. That goes for the whole team, however, not just the strikers. I'm convinced that we'll get there.
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Hannover 96 Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): We were once again not clinical enough in the decisive moments, but we will keep on fighting. We created four or five gilt-edged chances, but didn't make anything of them. We've got to reward ourselves, but we're not doing that.
Tayfun Korkut (Hannover): It was a very difficult game for us against a top side. We're in a spell where things are not going so well, but I've still got to pay my team a huge compliment because if you can't match your opponents in terms of quality, then you've got to at least defend yourself. You also need a bit of luck for that.
Eintracht Frankfurt 4-5 VfB StuttgartThomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): It's not easy to smile after a game like this one. It's not that easy to enjoy such a spectacular game when you don't win it. We just couldn't find our way into the game.
Armin Veh (Stuttgart): It was an incredible encounter. We started really well and had a good pace to our game, and should have led by more than we did at half-time.
SV Werder Bremen 0-1 1. FC KölnRobin Dutt (then-Bremen coach): It's totally disappointing that we've failed to win again and not managed to turn things around. When we fell 1-0 down, you could see a change in our body language. My belief in the team never ends, though, because they always give it everything.
Peter Stöger (Köln): We did a fine job in the second half, but I wasn't happy before then. Werder did and tried everything, but we knew that the pressure was only going to get greater and greater on Bremen if things didn't work out for them.
VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 1. FSV Mainz 05Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): You could see that we're in really good shape and have our chests puffed right out. Mainz seemed to be on top to start with, but then you could see the potential we've got. I was impressed by my team's performance.
Kasper Hjulmand (Mainz): We had a great chance to take the lead and, against a side like this, you've got to take it. It's bad to concede two goals from corners. You've got to be very strong physically up against [Wolfsburg defender] Naldo. I don't think we played that well today.