Cologne - FC Bayern München, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04 all bounced back from their midweek UEFA Champions League setbacks with victories on Matchday 13.
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The same could not be said for Borussia Dortmund, however. Some calamitous defending saw BVB suffer a 2-0 defeat away to Eintracht Frankfurt, their eighth league loss of the campaign, and they end a Matchday weekend bottom of the table for the first time in 29 years.
bundesliga.com rounds up the key reaction to another breathtaking weekend in the German top flight.
Matchday 13 results:
SC Freiburg 1-4 VfB Stuttgart
FC Schalke 04 4-1 1. FSV Mainz 05
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5-1 1. FC Köln
FC Augsburg 3-1 Hamburger SV
Hertha Berlin 0-1 FC Bayern München
SV Werder Bremen 4-0 SC Paderborn 07
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4-3 Hannover 96
VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
Monday, 1 December
Winter has well and truly arrived in Germany, with many a star wrapping up as warm as possible for training on Monday. Can you identify who this Wolfsburg player is?
After finding the net in yesterday's 2-0 success against Dortmund and moving top of the
, Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Alexander Meier is only another four goals away from claiming joint-fourth in the Eagles' all-time scorers' list, where he would pull level with a true Bundesliga legend:
FC Bayern's seems to break new ground in goalkeeping with every passing week, and Matchday 13 was no different as the 28-year-old produced a Superman-esque clearance away to Hertha Berlin. Take a look below, courtesy of the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel:
Sunday, 30 November
Manuel Neuer has undoubtedly earned his day off on Monday after a busy afternoon in the capital this weekend:
Pep's Christmas cheer
After maintaining a seven-point lead at the top of the table, Pep Guardiola rewarded his players by giving them Monday off. They've earned it:
VfL Wolfsburg close the gap on Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München to seven points thanks to Robin Knoche's first-half effort against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Recap the action
Confirmed line-ups for Wolfsburg vs. Gladbach
Foals fans entering Wolves' den
With kick-off less than 90 minutes away, a number of Gladbach fans have already entered Wolfsburg's Volkswagen Arena:
United they stand
A fans' eye view of the Schalke team, standing united in front of them at the Veltins Arena. (Tweet:
'We all love FC Schalke'
Prepare for take-off
Big Bundesliga Sunday
If you thought Saturday was exciting, then take a look at what is in store on Sunday! The sides currently sitting second and fifth. and both flying the flag for the Bundesliga in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday,
at 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT. That game is followed by bottom-placed - yes, you read it correct - bottom-placed
at 17:30 CET/16:30 GMT. This Tweet from Gladbach says:
The duel of the Europa League participants. What can the Foals get from the Wolves?
Saturday, 29 November
Room for improvement
Pep Guardiola wasn't completely satisfied with his side's display in the 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin:
Let's take a look at the Bundesliga table after Saturday afternoon's encounters...
Werder Bremen are granting us this view from inside the Weserstadion ahead of the Green-Whites' clash at home to Paderborn:
Quiet before the storm
With only a good 90 minutes to go until kick-off in Gelsenkirchen, Schalke's Veltins Arena is all but set up for Mainz 05's visit this afternoon.
Wanted: derby hero
was on the scoresheet in Leverkusen's last meeting with Köln back in February 2012 - a 2-0 win - but who'll be the
(derby hero) this afternoon…?
FC Bayern München defender Jerome Boateng is currently enjoying a 51-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga, but will that notable streak continue in his hometown of Berlin, asks the club's Twitter feed...
Schalke star Kevin-Prince Boateng and his Royal Blues team-mates will be hoping they can bounce back from their
in the Champions League when they entertain Mainz this afternoon.
to read our exclusive match preview.
Welcome to our build-up to this afternoon's fixtures, including a
from a rare UEFA Champions League defeat.
Friday, 28 November
Success on and off the pitch
FC Bayern are now the fourth-highest earning club in the world behind Real Madrid CF, Manchester United FC and FC Barcelona, after posting an annual turnover of 528.7million Euro for 2013/14. The Bavarians can also call themselves the 'biggest club in the world' with a record 251,315 official members.
VfB Stuttgart have arrived at the Schwarzwald-Stadion ahead of their match with SC Freiburg. Head over to our
for the line-ups...
Dream debut season: For those of you who don’t recall what happened the last time FC Bayern visited Hertha in the league, this video from the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel is definitely worth a watch...
There are some cracking games coming up for your entertainment this weekend, including Hannover 96's trip to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Saturday's late game. The likes of Schalke, Hamburg and Paderborn are in action beforehand at 15:30 CET, all with contrasting agendas and goals for the campaign. See for yourselves.
FC Bayern hero
is looking forward to tomorrow's trip to Berlin, where he hopes to return later in the season to contest the UEFA Champions League and DFB Cup finals.
Translation: Berlin, Berlin, we're off to Berlin. I want to play at the Olympiastadion a bit more often this season.
Practice makes perfect
The league leaders have been honing their skills ahead of heading to Berlin!
Back in Germany
Borussia Mönchengladbach have arrived safely in Germany following their
in the Europa League on Thursday.
No worries for Guardiola
Many happy returns!
There are a few Bundesliga birthday boys today, with Leverkusen's
turning 19, Eintracht Frankfurt striker
reaching the ripe old age of 31 and Gladbach defender
Bright and early:
SV Werder Bremen may not be in action until Saturday afternoon, but it appears they've gotten out of bed on the right side this morning!