Dortmund ended a Matchday weekend bottom of the table for the first time in 29 years after defeat to Frankfurt on Sunday night
Dortmund ended a Matchday weekend bottom of the table for the first time in 29 years after defeat to Frankfurt on Sunday night

Matchday 13 bulletins

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. 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

Guess who?

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?

High-flying Eagle

After finding the net in yesterday's 2-0 success against Dortmund and moving top of the

scorer charts

, 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:

Bayern's message

Sunday, 30 November

Flying squad

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:

Howling Wolves

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

right here


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:

Counting down....

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,

meet at the VW-Arena

at 15:30 CET/14:30 GMT. That game is followed by bottom-placed - yes, you read it correct - bottom-placed

Borussia Dortmund's trip to Eintracht Frankfurt

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:

Latest standings

Let's take a look at the Bundesliga table after Saturday afternoon's encounters...

Inside view

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

Lars Bender

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…?

Hot streak

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...

Good omen

Schalke star Kevin-Prince Boateng and his Royal Blues team-mates will be hoping they can bounce back from their

midweek frustration

in the Champions League when they entertain Mainz this afternoon.

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to read our exclusive match preview.

Welcome to our build-up to this afternoon's fixtures, including a

Rhineland derby

and Bayern's

bid to bounce back

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.

Bragging rights

VfB Stuttgart have arrived at the Schwarzwald-Stadion ahead of their match with SC Freiburg. Head over to our

Twitter account

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...

Preview o'clock

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.

Capital gains

FC Bayern hero

Thomas Müller

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

draw away to Villarreal

in the Europa League on Thursday.

No worries for Guardiola

Many happy returns!

There are a few Bundesliga birthday boys today, with Leverkusen's

Tin Jedvaj

turning 19, Eintracht Frankfurt striker

Nelson Valdez

reaching the ripe old age of 31 and Gladbach defender

Roel Brouwers

hitting 33!

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!