FC Bayern München's perfect start to the season came to an end on Matchday 11, but the action hardly stopped there. It was a weekend of comebacks, new starts and winning runs in the Bundesliga.
bundesliga.com takes you through everything you need to know after another breathtaking three days in Germany's top flight.
Bayern's winning run expires
After ten wins from the opening ten games, FC Bayern München dropped their first points of the season with a 0-0 draw away to a resilient, hard-running Eintracht Frankfurt. Pep Guardiola's side struggled to break down Armin Veh's resilient outfit, who bounced back impressively from their DFB Cup defeat in midweek. The champions, who showed signs of lethargy after an intense recent run of games, could even have tasted a first league defeat of the campaign, the Eagles coming agonisingly close on several occasions in the second period.
Dortmund close the gap
After Bayern's draw on Friday night, Borussia Dortmund had a superb chance to cut the gap between themselves and Bayern at the top. An early lead against SV Werder Bremen was quickly cancelled out when Anthony Ujah netted in the 32nd minute, but a goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus' second proved enough to claim a 3-1 win. The victory lifts BVB to within five points of Bayern, while things are going equally swimmingly for Reus: it was his second brace in as many games.
After losing the first five games of the season, Borussia Mönchengladbach have turned their campaign around in some style, winning six out of six Bundesliga games under interim coach Andre Schubert. Their latest victory came thanks to a 4-1 drubbing of Hertha Berlin on Matchday 11. Gladbach's unfortunate propensity to concede penalties continued, though, as they became the first team in history to give away seven penalties in their opening 11 Bundesliga games.
Wolves topple Werkself
VfL Wolfsburg made it three Bundesliga wins from three with a narrow 2-1 success over Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Matchday 11's headline fixture. The Wolves' 77th-minute winner was Julian Draxler's first Bundesliga goal for the club, while it was also Bas Dost's first assist of the season. Earlier, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez had netted his third Bundesliga goal in Leverkusen colours.
Sane still superb
This appears to be Leroy Sane's breakthrough year at FC Schalke 04. The 19-year-old saved the Royal-Blues by nodding in the equaliser in the 1-1 draw against FC Ingolstadt on Saturday, his fourth league goal of the season. Sane also has two assists to his name, and is fast becoming an indispensable element of Schalke's first team under Andre Breitenreiter.
Magic Muto breaks Augsburg hearts
FC Augsburg's last Bundesliga win came on Matchday 5. After coming back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 against 1. FSV Mainz 05, Fuggerstädter hearts were broken when Yoshinori Muto completed a hat-trick with an equaliser in the dying moments. The signs remain good for Augsburg, however, who scored three goals for the first time this season, although were ultimately denied by the extension of Muto's fine form. The Japanese now has six goals to his name, more than any of his compatriots have ever had at this stage of their debut top-flight season.
Smart start for Stevens
Huub Stevens' reign at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got off to a solid start with a 0-0 draw away to 1. FC Köln. A win it may not have been, but the Hoffenheim faithful will be delighted with the defensive stability the new coach seems to have instilled: it was the Sinsheimers first clean sheet since Matchday 3 and only their second of the season.
Stuttgart scrap to success
Alexander Zorniger came to VfB Stuttgart promising full-blooded, attacking football. He delivered the style, but the substance has been lacking, with Stuttgart involved in several high-scoring defeats so far this season. The 2-0 victory over SV Darmstadt 98 showed that VfB can also be pragmatic when it comes down to it. Zorniger set up more defensively, and was rewarded. Even so, his side still managed 19 shots over the 90 minutes. Some things never change.
Frankfurt fighting back
After recent struggles, Eintracht Frankfurt are embarking on something of a Bundesliga recovery. Their victory over Hannover 96 on Matchday 10 was dampened by the defeat to FC Erzgebirge Aue i the DFB Cup, but the response against Bayern was brilliant: a disciplined defensive display which made the champions' lions look like kittens at times. It was the 400th draw in Frankfurt's Bundesliga history, and perhaps the most famous.
Hannover 96 continued their recent mini-revival with a 2-1 victory over Hamburger SV on Matchday 11. It was only the third time this season that the Lower Saxony club had scored more than once in a single game, and the first time they had done so in a victory. Once again, Hiroshi Kiyotake was at the centre of the scoring action for his team, netting the equaliser and teeing up Salif Sane's winner. The Japanese international has been involved in six of Hannover's 11 goals this season.