Cologne - There was drama aplenty in the dugouts on Matchday 12 with a variety of views from those closest to the action.
bundesliga.com has summarised what the coaches made of their sides' toils, troubles and triumphs this weekend...
FC Bayern München 4-0 TSG 1899 HoffenheimPep Guardiola (Bayern): We had problems constructing things in the first 15 minutes and lost the ball too easily, but then we shifted things around. I think 4-0 flatters us a bit. That's not a result which really reflects what happened on the pitch. I'm very happy to have three more points after the international break.
Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): If you want to get anything in Munich, then really everything has got to fall into place. That didn't happen for us today. We didn't strike at the right moments. 4-0 sounds pretty hefty - we did try to hurt Bayern and cause them as many problems as we could.
FC Schalke 04 3-2 VfL WolfsburgRoberto Di Matteo (Schalke): We played really good football in the first half. Wolfsburg showed their true strength in the second half, but we defended really well. The goals we conceded were a bit unfortunate.
Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): We can only have ourselves to blame. We should never be playing an opening 25 minutes like this. Afterwards, we showed excellent morale and built up a head of steam and I cannot criticise the players for that. It wouldn't have been unwarranted if we'd made it 3-3 in the end.
SC Paderborn 2-2 Borussia DortmundAndre Breitenreiter (Paderborn): This is a sensational result for us. After being too passive and showing too much respect in the first half, we had nothing left to lose.
Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): Given the injury to Marco Reus, it's hard for me to talk about the football. It was an incredible incident. But I've got no problem getting only a draw here because I have huge respect for Paderborn. It just wasn't a good day for us today and we leave here practically empty handed. In view of everything else, though, it's a pretty big point.
VfB Stuttgart 0-1 FC AugsburgArmin Veh (Stuttgart): We started well and were looking really good, then we got a red card which was never a red card. For the penalty, he was trying to move his arm away and it's an absolutely ridiculous rule. When you are bottom of the league then there can only be one word, and that's 'crisis'.
Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): It was a really important win which does us all good. The first 30 minutes were even and of course the red card played into our hands. The lads played with patience and now of course the table looks fantastic for FCA.
Hamburger SV 2-0 SV Werder BremenJosef Zinnbauer (Hamburg): These were three really important points for us. We've prepared two weeks for this game and put just that little bit more into it than Bremen.
Viktor Skripnik (Bremen): In games like this, really small things prove decisive. We've got to put this defeat behind us and get three points next week against Paderborn.
1. FC Köln 1-2 Hertha BSC Berlin Peter Stöger (Köln): Of course we're disappointed because it was a painful defeat. Hertha were well organised, but we didn't do enough with our possession. We pushed ourselves to the limit, but luck was not on our side today.
Jos Luhukay (Hertha): I'm delighted for the team and the fans. We've put a lot into this game and defended well as a team. We were also lucky that Ujah only hit the crossbar, and then we went up the other end and scored the winner. But you can't be successful without luck on your side.