bundesliga.com whips round the grounds to find out what some of the head coaches made of a particularly nerve-jangling weekend in the league of the world champions...
Kasper Hjulmand (Mainz): "Conceding so soon after the restart was decisive. Dortmund really put us under pressure after that. We've come away with nothing, but in the end Borussia deserved to win. We had a go today, but BVB were the better team."
Josef Zinnbauer (Hamburg): "I'll not forget this day for the rest of my life. There's not a lot to discuss when you've lost 8-0. We have to apologise to our fans because 8-0 is unbelievable, although we did come up against an incredibly strong side today. We can have no complaints about the margin of victory."
Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): "We were exceptional in the first half. You can't do much better than that. We conceded some soft goals in the second period. The fact that we were able to hit back again speaks volumes about the quality we have. On the balance of play, it was a deserved win."
Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke): "We played well in the first half and dominated. The only thing that was missing was a goal. Frankfurt started the second half well and put us under pressure. It's unfortunate that on the one occasion we let them in they scored."
Christian Streich (Freiburg): "We were really disciplined. It certainly wasn't easy on the eye, but everyone worked hard. The win says a lot about the team, we're back again. It's important that we've won away against a direct rival."
Andre Breitenreiter (Paderborn): "We were very well prepared and we didn't concede any big chances. We were dangerous going forward and we deserved to win. We are the side who have sent in the fourth highest number of crosses in the league, yet we didn't convert any of them in the first half of the season. Now we've got Srdjan Lakic and he's got quality in the box. We've now taken the next step after the Köln game. The team's morale was top drawer."