Bas Dost was Wolfsburg's hero as he netted four in a remarkable 5-4 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday to keep Dieter Hecking's men within eight points of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Schalke saw their promising start to the new year ended by Eintracht Frankfurt as the distraction of a midweek Champions League tie with Real Madrid appeared to be too great for Roberto Di Matteo's men.
Borussia Dortmund completed back-to-back Bundesliga wins for only the second time this season after coming from behind to down Mainz 4-2.
Borussia Dortmund lifted themselves off the foot of the Bundesliga, trading places with Freiburg thanks to a 3-0 win in the Black Forest.
Bayern Munich maintained an eight-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga while sending Stuttgart to the bottom of the pile with a 2-0 win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
A solid defence helped Schalke 04 secure a 1-0 win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach that lifted them above their rivals into third spot in the Bundesliga in the battle for Champions League places.
Borussia Dortmund remain rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga with their plight worsening after losing 1-0 at home to high-flying Augsburg.
Schalke missed an opportunity to inflict a second straight defeat on Bayern Munich as they managed only a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena, despite playing most of the game with an extra man.
Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Andre Schurrle from Chelsea for a reported transfer fee in excess of 30 million euros.
Borussia Dortmund were left rock bottom of the Bundesliga on Saturday evening after a goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen.
Schalke beat Hannover 1-0 but lost Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to a red card at the Arena AufSchalke on Saturday.
Wolfsburg boosted their hopes of catching Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga by inflicting the defending champions' first league defeat this season in some style on Friday night.
Schalke went two consecutive home games without a win to end 2014 on a sorry note with a goalless draw at home to Hamburg.
Karim Bellarabi salvaged Bayer Leverkusen a 1-1 draw late on against Eintracht Frankfurt as two of the Bundesliga's most entertaining sides disappointed in their final match before the winter break.
Wolfsburg reduced Bayern Munich's deficit at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points while establishing a six-point cushion over Bayer Leverkusen in third thanks to a 2-1 win over Cologne.
Werder Bremen piled the misery on Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 win at the Weserstadion on Saturday.
Bayern Munich suffered their biggest scare of the Bundesliga season so far, but nevertheless managed to extend their unbeaten record with a come from behind 2-1 win at Mainz.
Borussia Dortmund threw away their lead twice to pick up only a point as they drew 2-2 at home to Wolfsburg on Wednesday night, and remain in the thick of a relegation battle.
Schalke picked up their second away win in a row with a 2-1 triumph in Paderborn moving them up to fifth in the Bundesliga, on the coat-tails of the sides pushing for Champions League football.
Bayern Munich further extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Freiburg, although it came at a cost with Medhi Benatia and Xabi Alonso limping off injured.
Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach moved level with Augsburg in third place in the Bundesliga following a 1-1 draw at the BayArena.
Bayern Munich underlined their superiority in the Bundesliga with a 4-0 win at third-placed Augsburg on Saturday.
Schalke suffered their first home defeat under Roberto Di Matteo as Cologne delivered a tactical masterclass to come away with a precious 2-1 win.
Hertha Berlin sent Borussia Dortmund tumbling to their ninth defeat of the Bundesliga season with a 1-0 win at the Olympiastadion.
Bayern Munich survived a stern test from Bayer Leverkusen to restore their seven-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at the Allianz Arena.
Schalke picked up their first away points under Roberto Di Matteo in style on Saturday with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting netting a hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Stuttgart.
Borussia Dortmund moved out of the Bundesliga's bottom three as Ilkay Gundogan's first goal since April 2013 earned a 1-0 win at home to Hoffenheim and lifted the pressure on boss Jurgen Klopp.
Borussia Dortmund's season took another turn for the worse when they were beaten 2-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday evening, a result which leaves them rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar hit a hat-trick as Schalke bounced back from their Champions League humiliation by thumping Mainz 4-1 at the Arena AufSchalke.
Bayer Leverkusen turned it on in the second half to claim a 5-1 victory in the Rhineland derby against Cologne.
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.
Borussia Monchengladbach were once again tormentors of Bayern Munich, handing the German champions a 3-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.