In Sinsheim, Mönchengladbach and, above all, Leverkusen, fans were put through the emotional mill as two local derbies and a clash between two top-four rivals were decided by dramatic last-minute goals, all of them coming within 142 seconds of each other. That's not to mention an 8-0 result in Munich and a five-goal thriller in Bremen. Spare a thought for reporters, commentators and editors everywhere...
bundesliga.com attempts to recap how a crazy 142-second spell panned out...
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 1. FC Köln
Gladbach were up against not just the side with the second-best away record in the league but also their local rivals in a derby that is one of the biggest in Bundesliga history. After an end-to-end game against Köln, Granit Xhaka popped up just past the 90-minute mark to head in the winning goal, but more drama was to follow...
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-1 VfB Stuttgart
All of 20 seconds later in another clash between two neighbours, Hoffenheim's Sebastian Rudy finished calmly past Stuttgart keeper Sven Ulreich to send the home fans - and coach Markus Gisdol - wild with jubilation. It was the home side's first win of 2015 and the scenes at full time were predictably manic.
Final score in today's match was 2-1 Hoffenheim! Firmino got the first goal and Rudy scored a 93rd minute winner!! Three points! #TSGVFB— Hoffenheim EN (@Hoffenheim_EN) February 14, 2015
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-5 VfL Wolfsburg
Saving the best for last, Germany's top flight then offered the most dramatic end to the afternoon's action. Bas Dost put the seal on a match for the ages by scoring his fourth (!) goal with literally the last kick of the game to help VfL Wolfsburg edge out Bayer 04 Leverkusen 5-4 (FIVE GOALS to FOUR).
What a crazy game!! But so happy to get the win!! Unbelievable game from Mr Dost!! 4 goals!! Congrats— André Schürrle (@Andre_Schuerrle) February 14, 2015
@Bundesliga_EN Do you wanna know why Bundesliga is the best football league in the world? Watch Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg... Awesome game!— StevEDM (@EDMLover_01) February 14, 2015