Schalke warmed up for the visit of Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday by holding off a Wolfsburg fightback to claim a 3-2 win at the Arena AufSchalke.
It was business as usual for Bayern Munich after the international break as they saw off 10-man Hoffenheim 4-0 at the Allianz Arena.
Borussia Dortmund's troubled season continued on Saturday as Marco Reus suffered a fresh injury and they were held to a 2-2 draw at promoted Paderborn.
An extraordinary own goal from Germany international Christoph Kramer gave Borussia Dortmund the win they needed to move off the foot of the Bundesliga as well as end Borussia Monchengladbach's unbeaten start to the season.
Bayern Munich opened up a seven-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga thanks to a Thomas Muller hat trick at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Hamburg stunned high-flying Bayer Leverkusen to pick up a rare win and move out of the bottom three of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Bayern Munich restored their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga and left Borussia Dortmund in the bottom three with a 2-1 win over their rivals at the Allianz Arena.
Schalke rode their luck to pick up three precious Bundesliga points against Augsburg on Friday night, moving above their guests into seventh place.
A spectator ran onto the pitch and hit Franck Ribery with a scarf in stoppage time of Bayern Munich's 3-1 victory at Hamburg in the second round of the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich's six-game winning streak in all competitions was brought to an end as they drew 0-0 against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Borussia Dortmund's dismal domestic season continued as they were beaten at home for the third time, going down 1-0 to Hannover.
Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Werder Bremen coach Robin Dutt as they cruised to a 6-0 victory over the bottom-placed Bundesliga club.
Cologne piled further misery on Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 win at the Mungersdorfer Stadion which leaves Jurgen Klopp's men languishing in 14th place.
Stuttgart came from three goals down to snatch a 3-3 draw at home to Bayer Leverkusen and continue their recent revival.
Hoffenheim moved up to second in the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Schalke, who followed up their midweek 1-1 Champions League draw with Maribor with a defeat which erases memories of their derby win over Dortmund a week ago.
Hamburg picked up their first win of the season to pile the misery on Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion, where they have won only once this season.
Bayern Munich stamped their authority on the Bundesliga with a 4-0 win over Hannover which cements their place at the top of the standings going into the international break.
Schalke picked up their second win in a week and arguably their most important in years as they beat local rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Revierderby.
Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to two points with a 2-0 triumph at Cologne.
Freiburg were left still waiting for their first win of the season after being held to a goalless draw by Bayer Leverkusen, who had to play for an hour with only 10 men.
Son Heung-Min helped get Bayer Leverkusen back to winning ways with the only goal of the game against Augsburg.
Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw against winless Stuttgart for a point which does neither side much good.
Bayern Munich ended Paderborn's dream start to life in the Bundesliga with a comfortable 4-0 win which took them to the top of the table for the first time this season.
Wolfsburg bounced straight back from their 4-1 European humbling at the hands of Everton on Thursday night by beating 10-man Bayer Leverkusen by the same score on Sunday.
Mainz moved up to third in the Bundesliga on Saturday night with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, who were brought crashing back down to earth after their Champions League win over Arsenal.
Bayern Munich dropped points for the second time this season, with Hamburg picking up only their second with a 0-0 draw in Josef Zinnbauer's first game in charge.
Bayern Munich returned to winning ways in preparation for their opening Champions League fixture against Manchester City in midweek with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.
Schalke suffered a significant setback ahead of their trip to Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday by going down to a 4-1 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Shinji Kagawa made a dream return to Dortmund, scoring on his second debut for the club in a 3-1 win over Freiburg.
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.