Germany coach Joachim Löw may ignore him, but Stefan Kiessling is the man in Leverkusen. On Saturday, he was at it again, providing a goal and an assist, as his side slipped by a pesky Augsburg 2-1. Kiessling has now netted 15 times season.
Schalke rolled into Mainz as a club in trouble, and their defense was as porous as fans have come to expect in recent weeks. But Michel Bastos, who arrived in Gelsenkirchen in the winter, netted a pair of goals in a 2-2 draw Schalke were happy to take in the end.
Freiburg continue to be Germany's little club that can. Max Kruse put the visitors ahead early in Bremen, but the hosts would come back and equalize twice. A goalkeeping blunder eventually gifted Freiburg a 3-2 win and kept them fifth in the table.
Ahead of this match, Hamburg playmaker Rafael van der Vaart promised he would score. And he was as good as his word, slamming in a show from 26 meters out. That was all the scoring in this one, as Hamburg ran out 1-0 against a tired-looking Foals squad.
The rings under the eyes of Greuther Fürth coach Mike Büskens are getting darker and darker. His side went down a man early against Fortuna Düsseldorf, and they slumped to a 1-0 defeat, their 14th loss of the season. There's absolutely no reason at the moment to think last-placed Fürth can stay in the first division.
It isn't easy when a team gets a man sent off in minute 30, but Dortmund made it look so. Marco Reus racked up a hattrick, scoring a pair of goals inside the first 10 minutes. The reigning champs never let opponents Frankfurt in the game and booked an impressive 3-0 victory.
Given Bayern's dominance this season, Wolfsburg should probably get a point for only losing 2-0. Bayern weren't at their most ruthless in Friday's match, but a lovely Mario Mandzukic bicycle kick broke the ice. The Croatian striker used to play for the Wolves. He's no doubt glad he moved to Munich.
Hanover blew a golden opportunity for a rare away win in this see-saw affair. The visitors took a 2-1 lead into added time, but they conceded a goal in the dying seconds as Nuremberg refused to give up. The 2-2 draw does neither team much good in the table.
After losing their first four Bundesliga matches of 2013, Stuttgart picked up three valuable points with a 1-0 win in Hoffenheim. A goal by Martin Harnik was all the visitors needed in a mediocre match. Hoffenheim stay grounded in the bottom three.
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