Cologne - While Bundesliga fans enjoyed yet another high-octane weekend of goals and action on Matchday 28, the men on the sidelines were put through the wringer once again.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
bundesliga.com rounds up the reactions from the coaches...
Lucien Favre (Gladbach): "We went into the lead very early with an excellent goal. However, we then defended deep - too deep in my opinion, and Dortmund played well. We scored another great goal to make it 2-0 though, thanks to a brilliant counter from Patrick Herrmann and Raffael. I was pleased with the second half and in particular that we created so many chances for ourselves, but we simply have to score more goals. At the end, we should have controlled the ball better, because the killer pass too often didn't arrive. That said, we're all very pleased after a 3-1 win."
Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): "The season is, and remains, tough-going. What can you say about the defensive display today? We were always anxious and lost our one-on-one duels which gave the opposition the chance to go through on goal. It just doesn't make sense. It's a mixture of defending high and a lack of determination. Every goal we conceded was nonsense, even if they came from different problems. The performance wasn't a setback, but it was still pretty poor. Next up for us are two huge games against Paderborn and Frankfurt where we really have to take points."
Pep Guardiola (Bayern): "I'm really, really proud. We dominated and played well. I hope that no-one else gets injured against Porto [in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday]. Every game I'm thinking 'Please, please don't let anyone else get injured'. Sometimes your legs are weary, sometimes they're working alright, but the most important thing is that the head rules."
Thomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): "It was obviously not great. I'm a bit disappointed because when you play against such high-class opposition you have to try to resist their chances, but we didn't manage that. We didn't find our style of play. Everyone knows that it has to click if you want to take something from here."
Peter Knäbel (Hamburg): "Wolfsburg outplayed us with their technical superiority and we shot ourselves in the foot. We haven't had much joy recently and that makes it very tough to come into the game in a state in which you can attack and throw caution to the wind."
Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): "We were switched on from the first minute to last, and didn't give the opposition any chances. We were always dangerous going forward and it's obviously a completely deserved victory. Wins like this are important and we're making sure Leverkusen and Gladbach know that we're not intending to give away second spot."
Tayfun Korkut (Hannover): "It was a tough game, as we expected. We knew that we were going up against a side which defends well. The 1-1 draw, though, isn't enough. We should have seen the game out after taking the lead, but I can't point the finger of blame. At least we have one more point."
Pal Dardai (Hertha): "Two well-prepared teams played out a good game of Bundesliga football. Going a goal down was unfortunate, but how the team responded meant that the point was deserved. Most importantly, the team presented itself well."
Peter Stöger (Köln): "It was an unbelievably intense game. We made our chances and gave everything we had. There were so many chances that it could easily have gone the other way. We put in a great performance, though, and we can be proud of that."
Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): "Köln deserved to win, but how the momentum shifted throughout the game. We had a remarkable number of chances which we spurned, and at the other end, we allowed Köln too many opportunities and didn't defend well enough. We started the game well, but didn't take advantage of that and then went behind to the penalty. After a tough week, we'll get our breath back, analyse this one in the cold light of day and prepare for the last six games of the season."
Huub Stevens (Stuttgart): "I've experienced a lot, but what they put me through again today is unbelievable. Despite that, I've got to pay the team a compliment, particularly given the spirit they showed after going down to ten men and conceding the equaliser. You can only manage that if you do it together; the team and the fans. That gave us strength."
Viktor Skripnik (Bremen): "The third goal disappointed me. Stuttgart were more clinical and used their chances while we should have been a little bit more savvy. We have to cross this one off and focus on the derby against Hamburg."