Cologne - Another Bundesliga weekend down, another array of stunning strikes, superb saves and new records. As ever, the German top flight didn't disappoint.
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Thomas Müller (r.) rose to joint-top of the league's scoring charts thanks to a superb hat-trick in his side's 4-0 demolition of Eintracht Frankfurt. The German international displayed all his finishing prowess in the Commerzbank-Arena, sending a timely reminder to those voting for FIFA's Ballon d'Or, that he has enjoyed quite a year. Franck Ribery (l.) teed up the 25-year-old's first two goals, while Mario Götze created the third.
Despite having 24 shots, Bayer 04 Leverkusen somehow contrived to draw 0-0 with 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the BayArena. A string of superb saves from Loris Karius in the Mainz goal prevented Kasper Hjulmand's side falling to their third consecutive defeat, but, as impressive as Karius was, the visitors were helped in equal measure by their hosts' profligacy. Hakan Calhanoglu and Karim Bellarabi were particularly guilty, spurning several chances apiece.
Two Bundesliga wins on the trot, a first clean sheet, a maiden home win and things are suddenly looking up for SV Werder Bremen under new coach Viktor Skripnik. The side grew in confidence as they dispatched VfB Stuttgart 2-0 at the Weser-Stadion under the floodlights on Saturday evening with goals from Sebastian Prödl and Fin Bartels. The victory lifted them to ten points, within touching distance of mid-table, and even more crucially, out of the relegation zone over the international break.
Borussia Dortmund found the remedy for their goalscoring ills in the form of Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder (pictured). hit the woodwork twice, and Lukas Piszczek wasted gilt-edged chances and was denied only by the offside flag, but Kramer was on hand to score a spectacular own-goal to bring an end to Dortmund's recent results crisis and help them off the foot of the Bundesliga.
An inspired display from Kevin de Bruyne (pictured) ensured VfL Wolfsburg remained at the front of the FC Bayern chasing pack. Their 2-0 win at the Volkswagen Arena over Hamburger SV ensconced them in second over the international break, and only four points behind the Bavarian giants. How club coach Dieter Hecking must be ruing Junior Malanda's open-goal miss at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 1 - if de Bruyne's compatriot had scored, the sides might only be a point apart.