bundesliga.com rounds up the main talking points from the final englische Woche of 2014...
2014 has been quite a year for FC Bayern München winger . After guiding the Bavarians to the domestic double and helping the Netherlands reach the last four of the 2014 World Cup, the Dutchman capped a remarkable twelve months by netting his 100th competitive goal for die Münchener in their 2-0 win over SC Freiburg, after which he was named Dutch Sportsman of the Year.
Dortmund, by contrast, have won just three times at home in this season's Bundesliga campaign after twice surrendering the lead in a real humdinger of a game against VfL Wolfsburg. Jürgen Klopp's men have only been out of the bottom three twice since Matchday 10 and that's where they'll be spending Xmas unless they can manage at least a draw at rock-bottom SV Werder Bremen this weekend.
Much like a fine wine, Eintracht Frankfurt's Alexander Meier simply gets better with age. The Eagles looked to be heading for a 4-2 defeat against Hertha Berlin, before their veteran saviour netted an 84-second brace to rescue a point and thereby pull three goals clear of Bayern's Robben atop the leading scorers' charts. The 31-year-old has scored 12 times in 15 appearances so far this season.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Stefan Kießling was on target yet again against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - and this one really was legit. The Werkself frontman settled an end-to-end encounter with only his third Bundesliga strike of the season, almost 14 months after re-igniting the goal-line technology debate with one of the most bizarre goals of all time.
VfB Stuttgart came out on top in Tuesday's six-pointer against fellow strugglers Hamburger SV, registering a 1-0 win at the Imtech Arena which lifts the Swabians level on points with HSV in the table. Stuttgart players and fans were in jubilant mood at the final whistle, but Red Shorts coach Josef Zinnbauer will be deeply concerned with his side's lack of firepower in attack, having seen his charges score just nine times in 16 league matches this season.