Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara both scored twice as Bayern Munich routed Werder Bremen 5-0 to open an eight-point lead in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Hertha Berlin strengthened their claim for a place in the Champions League next season with a 2-0 win over Schalke, which cemented third position in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich maintained their five-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga as the top two shared a 0-0 draw at the Westfalenstadion.
Schalke climbed to fourth in the Bundesliga thanks to a dramatic 3-1 win over Cologne which could so easily have ended in defeat for the Royal Blues.
Bayer Leverkusen came from three goals behind to grab a 3-3 draw at Augsburg and keep their fading hopes alive of qualifying for Europe next season.
Wolfsburg reduced the arrears on fifth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach to two points thanks to a 2-1 win over the Foals at the VW-Arena.
Bayern Munich fell to only their second defeat of the season, and their first at home, as fifth-placed Mainz blew the Bundesliga title race wide open with a 2-1 win in Bavaria.
Mainz leapfrogged Bayer Leverkusen to move up to fifth in the Bundesliga thanks to a 3-1 win at the Coface Arena.
Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 3-1 and reduce the deficit on Bayern Munich at the top of the table to eight points once again.
Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points with a third straight win as they beat Wolfsburg 2-0 on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund kept up their pursuit of Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen in a game that saw an unusual stoppage in play.
Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Darmstadt 3-1 and move 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Salomon Kalou fired an equaliser as Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg shared a 1-1 draw at the Olympiastadion on Saturday.
Bayern Munich restored their eight-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga with a comfortable 3-1 win at Bavarian rivals Augsburg.
Wolfsburg ended a seven-game wait for a Bundesliga win by beating Ingolstadt 2-0 at the Volkswagen Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to beat Darmstadt 2-1 and move up to fourth in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund reduced the deficit on Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga to five points, although they were made to work hard for a 1-0 win over bottom team Hannover.
Mainz moved level on points with fourth-placed Schalke on Friday night thanks to a 2-1 win over the Royal Blues at the Coface Arena.
Seventeen-time German Cup winners Bayern Munich cruised into the last four of the 2015-16 edition with a comfortable 3-0 victory at second division Bochum.
Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich shared a goalless stalemate for the first time since 1990 as the record German champions failed to take full advantage of Borussia Dortmund's draw in Berlin.
Hertha Berlin halted Borussia Dortmund's recent momentum by holding Thomas Tuchel's men to a 0-0 draw in the capital, leaving the two sides still 10 points apart in second and third place in the Bundesliga.
Wolfsburg's woes on the road continued as they were beaten 3-0 by Schalke - a result which saw Dieter Hecking's men slip to eighth in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Hoffenheim was overshadowed by the news that Javi Martinez faces a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Borussia Dortmund left it late to beat Ingolstadt 2-0 and reduce the arrears on league leaders Bayern Munich to five points on Saturday.
Schalke climbed to fifth in the Bundesliga thanks to a 2-0 win over Darmstadt on Saturday.
Stuttgart made it two wins out of two in 2016 with a dramatic but deserved 2-1 Bundesliga victory over Hamburg at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Werder Bremen came from behind to beat Schalke 3-1 with Clemens Fritz impressing at the start of the final few months of his career.
Alexander Meier was Eintracht Frankfurt's hero with all three goals in their 3-2 win over Wolfsburg.
Borussia Dortmund completed the double over their namesakes from Monchengladbach with a 3-1 win at the Borussia Park Stadion on Saturday evening.
Bayer Leverkusen failed to move into the top four of the Bundesliga on Saturday as they needed a late goal from Omer Toprak to claim a 1-1 draw against struggling Hoffenheim, who moved off the bottom of the table with a point.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund narrowly beat RB Leipzig 1-0 courtesy of Axel Witsel's first half winner, to protect their six point lead over champions Bayern Munich at the restart of the German top flight following the winter break.
Leon Goretzka scored twice to give champions Bayern Munich a 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim on Friday and cut Borussia Dortmund's lead to three points as the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break,
Franck Ribery scored twice for champions Bayern Munich to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Saturday and climb to second place, six points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at the start of the winter break.
Borussia Dortmund edged second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday to bounce back from their first league loss in midweek and restore a nine-point lead at the top of the table going into the winter break.
American forward Haji Wright's first Bundesliga goal was not enough to save Schalke from a 2-1 loss that gave Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich a lifeline on Wednesday.
Franck Ribery scored an 83rd-minute winner as champions Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 1-0 on Wednesday to cut the gap to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points with one game remaining before the winter break.
Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 loss at promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf on Tuesday that snapped their unbeaten league start and cut their lead to six points.
Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner both scored twice as RB Leipzig crushed Mainz 4-1 on Sunday to maintain their hold on fourth place in the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged past Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday to open up a nine-point gap that guarantees they will stay top going into the winter break later this month.
Bayern Munich demolished hosts Hanover 96 4-0 on Saturday to make it three league wins in a row for the rejuvenated champions while moving them to within six points of leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Borussia Moenchengladbach beat VfB Stuttgart 3-0 on Sunday, with all the goals coming in a span of 15 minutes, to reclaim second spot in the Bundesliga with their fourth victory in the last five league games.
Champions Bayern Munich eased past Nuremberg 3-0 in the Bavarian derby with two goals from Robert Lewandowski, to continue their recovery from a dip in form and move into second place.
Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho netted a late goal to give the Bundesliga leaders a 2-1 win at bitter rivals Schalke in the Ruhr valley derby and send them nine points clear of Bayern Munich in second place.
American striker Josh Sargent, 18, scored on his first touch in the Bundesliga -- two minutes into his professional club debut -- with a 78th-minute header that helped Werder Bremen beat visiting Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-1 on Friday.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday to open up a seven-point gap at the top of the table with their fourth consecutive league win.
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry scored twice to help beat his former club Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday as the embattled champions notched their first win in four Bundesliga matches.
Borussia Moenchengladbach cruised to a 4-1 win over Hanover 96 on Sunday thanks to their prolific attack as they secured a fifth win in the last six matches to tighten their hold on second place in the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund got second-half goals from super-sub Paco Alcacer and Lukasz Piszczek to edge past Mainz 2-1 on Saturday and open up a seven-point gap at the top.
Dodi Lukebakio completed a hat trick in stoppage time to earn Fortuna Dusseldorf a remarkable 3-3 draw at champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund twice came from a goal down to beat champions Bayern Munich 3-2 with substitute Paco Alcacer's second-half winner enabling them to move seven points clear of their great rivals at the top.
Reiss Nelson continued his excellent form as the on-loan Arsenal youngster scored the winner for Hoffenheim against Augsburg on Saturday.
Thorgan Hazard scored twice to give Borussia Moenchengladbach a 3-0 victory over lowly Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday, sending them second in the Bundesliga.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 away courtesy of captain Marco Reus' sixth goal of the season to go four points clear of Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Freiburg shocked champions Bayern Munich with an 89th-minute equaliser from Lucas Holer to earn a deserved point with a 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund needed a Marco Reus penalty late in extra time to beat second division Union Berlin 3-2 on Wednesday and book their spot in the DFB Pokal third round.
Champions Bayern Munich were made to work hard before edging amateurs SV Rodinghausen 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the DFB Pokal third round.
Salomon Kalou scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, to earn Hertha Berlin a last-gasp 2-2 draw at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Champions Bayern Munich cut the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund but were far from impressive in their 2-1 victory at Mainz 05 on Saturday as they made it three wins in three matches in all competitions following their early-season dip in form.
Borussia Dortmund struck three times in the opening 25 minutes to beat hosts VfB Stuttgart 4-0 away on Saturday and protect their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich ended a run of four matches without a win with a 3-1 victory at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga despite having Arjen Robbben sent off.