Bayern Munich made it seven wins out of seven in the Bundesliga as they beat Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday.
While it was not a repeat of the 7-1 mauling they dished out to Hoffenheim when the sides last met at the Allianz Arena in March, Bayern were always comfortable and a double from French winger Franck Ribery either side of half-time sealed the win.
Felix Magath made an unhappy return to Gelsenkirchen as his Wolfsburg side were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Schalke.
Jefferson Farfan put the high-flying Royal Blues in front in the 33rd minute and goals from Ibrahim Afellay and Roman Neustadter in the second half earned them all three points.
Freiburg ended a two-game losing run to condemn http://espnfc.com/uk/en/report/346346/report.html?soccernet=true&cc=5739 to their fourth straight defeat with a 3-0 victory at the Dreisamstadion.
Cedric Makiadi's goal put the hosts in front in the 36th minute, but they had taken the lead in their last two league games and lost them both 2-1, to Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt. And the result was never safe until two goals in stoppage time allowed Freiburg coach Christian Streich to breathe easy.
Mainz left it late to become the first side to beat Fortuna Dusseldorf, 1-0, in the Bundesliga this season thanks to Nikolce Noveski.
Oliver Fink was shown the red card for the visitors in the 78th minute before Noveski struck five minutes from time to earn the hosts all three points.
Dusseldorf, who had not even conceded a goal on their travels this season, not only lost that record but also their invincibility after six games without defeat.
Hamburg made it 10 points in their last four games with a 1-0 victory Greuther Furth, who slumped to their fourth home defeat.
Son Heung-min decided the game in the 17th minute with the Bavarians unable to find a response in a tense encounter
Hamburg extended their unbeaten record to four games in which they have lifted themselves from the foot of the table to eighth, level on points with fifth-placed Hannover.