bundesliga.com rounds up the main talking points from another rip-roaring weekend of excitement and drama in Germany's top flight.
Not only did Franck Ribery score the only goal in FC Bayern München's 1-0 victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the maverick Frenchman's 51st-minute strike was also his 100th competitive goal for the German record champions. After the match, however, the 31-year-old preferred to focus on the collective efforts of his team-mates. "It was an important win in a difficult game," he told reporters. "It was great to score my 100th goal, but it was also very important for the team."
Against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Jürgen Klopp made five changes to the Borussia Dortmund side that lost to Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 13. Arguably the most intriguing of those was the decision to name Australia goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak in the starting line-up in place of Germany custodian Roman Weidenfeller. The 26-year-old kept a clean sheet to lay the foundation for a 1-0 win and did his chances of establishing a regular first-team berth no harm at all.
In , FC Schalke 04 may have finally found the perfect foil for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The duo have now shared 15 of the Royal Blues' 25 league goals this season - not since Raul called time on his Schalke career have the Gelsenkirchen faithful witnessed such a fruitful partnership. Indeed, in his two years at Schalke, the Spain legend only set up Huntelaar on three occasions. After 14 Matchdays of the 2014/15 campaign, Choupo-Moting has already matched that record.
Choupo-Moting and Co. are the only ones to inflict defeat on VfL Wolfsburg in their last nine Bundesliga encounters as Dieter Hecking's troops continued their relentless march towards automatic qualification for the UEFA Champions League with a 3-1 victory over local rivals Hannover 96. Kevin De Bruyne (r.) has assumed the role of assist king this season with nine, but Ivan Perisic took over that particular mantle on Matchday 14, setting up all three Wolves goals at the HDI Arena.
FC Augsburg's ascent up the table has been altogether more surprising. Die Fuggerstädter rose to the heady heights of third after beating 1. FC Köln 2-1 - a club-record fourth straight league win. With games against FC Bayern, Hannover and Borussia Mönchengladbach to come, it remains to be seen whether Augsburg can maintain their top-four position going into the winter break, but whatever happens in those three games, it's been quite the Hinrunde for the Bavarian underdogs.
Finally, a mention for Eintracht Frankfurt's Alex Meier, who added a brace to his account in the Eagles' 5-2 win at home to SV Werder Bremen to move top of the scoring charts with ten. The 31-year-old is now Eintracht's sixth-highest Bundesliga scorer with 66 strikes, two behind the legendary Anthony Yeboah, and is in with a real shout of becoming the first Frankfurt player to be Bundesliga top scorer since the aforementioned Yeboah scored 18 in 1993/94.