Reus continues his return from injury while Bayern play out a stalemate and Schalke go second

Mainz 1 – 1 Wolfsburg

(Muto 44′ – Brekalo 6′)

Yoshinori Muto turned home the ball with one of the final actions of the first half to earn a point for Mainz, as little of note occurred in the second period. The now Bruno Labbadia-led Wolfsburg went ahead early, with Josip Brekalo putting the ball in amidst claims of handball. Muto finished off a fine move from Mainz to earn a share of the spoils.

Hoffenheim 1 – 1 Freiburg

(Kramaric 57‘ – Petersen pen 66‘)

Andrej Kramaric scored the opener from a delightfully-taken free-kick. However, Nils Petersen managed to equalise for Freiburg. Petersen was felled by Kevin Vogt, and stepped up to put the penalty away.

Stuttgart 1 – 0 Eintracht Frankfurt

(Thommy 13‘)

Stuttgart have managed to win three in a row for the first time since they were last promoted to the top flight. The early, and what turned out to be winning, goal came in a somewhat chaotic manner, with Mario Gomez rounding Lukas Hradecky, only for his shot to be cleared off the line. Erik Thommy subsequently sent in the rebound. This win sends Stuttgart into 12th, well clear of the relegation dogfight.

Hannover 0 – 1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

(Kramer 72‘)

Monchengladbach won their first in four and Christoph Kramer ended his dry spell as well. The World Cup winner unleashed a volley from 25 yards out to win it for Gladbach and also score his first in over 400 minutes.

Bayern Munich 0 – 0 Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin ended Bayern Munich’s 12 match domestic winning streak with a resolute performance. Rune Jarstein pulled off various saves to earn a point from the match. Arjen Robben and David Alaba both went close with free-kicks, while Franck Ribery but the best chance of the game over the bar in the first half.

Werder Bremen 1 – 0 Hamburg

(van Drongelen OG 86′)

Taking into account the current struggles of both sides, it’s not surprising that the winner came from a late own goal and most of the entertainment was provided by the fans with flares. A combination of Ishak Belfodil, Aron Johannsson, and van Drongelen bundled the ball over the line for the winner.

Bayer Leverkusen 0 – 2 Schalke

(Burgstaller 11′, Bentaleb pen 89′)

Schalke went back into second place following a comprehensive win over Bayer. Guido Burgstaller’s fine goal gave Schalke a lead for most of the game. Dominik Kohr received a second yellow, but Leverkusen still stayed in the game until Bentaleb slotted away a late penalty.

Leipzig 1 – 2 Cologne

(Augustin 5’ – Koziello 70’, Bittencourt 77’)

Leipzig conceded an early lead for the second game running, this time with Koln making an improbable comeback. Koziello had scored on his debut before Leonardo Bittencourt sealed the victory seven minutes later, putting Cologne level on points with Hamburg.

Dortmund 1 – 1 FC Augsburg

(Reus 16’ – Danso 73’)

The Monday night protests continued, and the yellow wall didn’t miss out on much in a disappointing fixture. Marco Reus gave Dortmund an early lead, continuing his fine comeback from injury. Dortmund continued to dominate, but simply could not put away a second. Roman Burki spilled a header from the unmarked Danso, who tucked away at the second attempt.

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