Borussia Monchengladbach 2 – 1 Schalke 04: Fourth-placed Monchengladbach beat fifth-placed Schalke to make it six wins in a row at the Borussia Park Stadion. Jens Keller’s men did take the lead at Borussia Park when Kevin-Prince Boateng was held by Julian Korb inside the area and the referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Jefferson Farfan who smashed the penalty into the top corner to give the visitors the lead in the 17th minute. Eight minutes later and the hosts levelled matters, Raffael Araújo scoring his eighth goal of the season when he curled a lovely effort into the top corner leaving Ralf Fahrmann helpless in the Royal Blues goal. Things went from bad to worse for Schalke when they conceded a penalty and had Benedikt Howedes sent off for handling in the box. Max Kruse then stepped up to slot home the penalty and the winner on the stroke of half-time. Keller’s men pushed forward in search of an equaliser but they could not break down the home side’s defence.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – 2 TSG Hoffenheim: Hoffenheim beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 at the Waldstadion on Saturday afternoon. In a tense first 45 minutes of play which lacked much attacking football, the game totally changed with the start of the second-half. Roberto Firmino sent through a teasing and tempting ball for his strike partner Sven Schipplock, who raced through and finished confidently with just a minute played in the second period to give Hoffenheim the lead. Frankfurt responded immediately as they grabbed an equaliser through striker Joselu two minutes later. Firmino then scored the winner for the visitors, this time striker partner Schipplock returning the favour and setting up his striker partner for goal number eight this season with 51 minutes played.
Hamburg SV 0 – 1 FC Augsburg: Argentine strike Raul Marcelo Bobadilla scored the only goal of the game in Augsburg’s vital away victory over Hamburg at the HSH Nordbank Arena. Bobadilla was a threat from the first minute and tested Hamburg keeper Rene Adler in the 14th minute. The Argentine then scored his first goal of the season, in his first start with 18 minutes on the clock. The solitary goal and three points was enough to move them clear of the Bundesliga relegation zone.
VfB Stuttgart 4 – 2 Hannover 96: Stuttgart moved up to 10th place on the log with a 4-2 win in an entertaining clash against Hannover. Martin Harnik gave Stuttgart the lead early on, but two quick goals from Artur Sobiech and Salif Sane turned the game in Hannover's favour. Vedad Ibisevic then equalised for the hosts with just over half an hour played. Ibrahim Traore then gave Thomas Schneider’s men the lead for the second time, before Konstantin Rausch made sure of the win when he scored in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Check: The German Bundesliga Table