Cologne - FC Bayern München secured their place at the Bundesliga summit over the winter break with a comprehensive victory over high-flying FC Augsburg in the Bavarian derby, while Borussia Dortmund suffered their ninth league defeat of the season at Hertha Berlin.
Sunday 14 December
BVB's Ruhr rivals FC Schalke 04 were also beaten on Saturday afternoon, slumping to a 2-1 home defeat to 1. FC Köln, who put a halt to their run of three straight league defeats.
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Matchday 15 results:
Sunday 14 December:
VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 SC Paderborn 07
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Saturday 13 December:
FC Schalke 04 1-2 1. FC Köln
FC Augsburg 0-4 FC Bayern München
SV Werder Bremen 3-3 Hannover 96
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Borussia Dortmund
SC Freiburg 0-0 Hamburger SV
1. FSV Mainz 05 1-1 VfB Stuttgart
Friday 12 December:
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
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Mkhitaryan vows to bounce back
Spot the difference
Sunday 14 December
1. FSV Mainz 05 - VfB Stuttgart
FC Augsburg - FC Bayern München
Hertha Berlin - Borussia Dortmund
FC Schalke 04 - 1. FC Köln
SC Freiburg - Hamburger SV
SV Werder Bremen - Hannover 96
Get well soon
It has now been confirmed that Niklas Süle has ruptured cruciate ligaments and is set to miss the rest of the 2014/15 season. Team-mate Kevin Volland sends his best wishes for a speedy recovery. "Get well soon my friend!"
Ein von Kevin Volland (@vollandkevin) gepostetes Foto am Dez 12, 2014 at 5:20 PST
FC Bayern's Jerome Boateng also offered his sympathies to his fellow centre back...
Just over an hour to go now until the Bundesliga kicks back into business, and FC Augsburg's green baize is ready to welcome league leaders Bayern...
Friday 12 December
Eintracht's goal machine
Alex Meier is having an outstanding season with Eintracht Frankfurt. The attacker just keeps on finding the back of the net, but he isn't concerned about finishing the campaign as the Bundesliga's top scorer, as he told the official Bundesliga YouTube channel:
Meanwhile, BVB have arrived in the capital...
Game faces on
It's a big week for Bremen after their 5-2 loss at Frankfurt last time out. The Northerners are in the bottom two as they prepare to host Lower Saxon outfit Hannover - do they look confident?
It's like Mario says...
It's day 12 of Advent and if you haven't gobbled up the chocolate behind today's door on your calendar, do so now, preferably while watching the best of Tim Wiese (before he became a professional wrestler) on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel:
Christmas cheer in Mainz
Ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Stuttgart, Mainz's players met supporters at a fan event yesterday. There's nothing quite like Christmas markets in Germany...
One day more!
Winter in Bavaria
Bayern are up against Augsburg in a Bavarian derby this weekend - at Säbenerstraße this morning it's the calm before the storm:
Wolfsburg on fire
Second in the league table and fresh off the back of an outstanding away win in Lille in the Europa League, the Kevin De Bruyne and Co. are on their way home to prepare for Sunday's game against Paderborn:
Et billede slået op af Kevin De Bruyne (@kalle14) den Dec 12, 2014 at 3:51 PST
Good morning Eagles, it's Matchday!