Augsburg piled the pressure on Stuttgart coach Alexander Zorniger with a 4-0 win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday.
Alexander Esswein struck twice in the space of six minutes as Stuttgart got caught out cold, with the game starting with a 15-minute delay to allow all the fans to get through stiffer security measures to take their seats.
Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker added a third for the visitors 10 minutes before half-time, heading Daniel Baier's cross powerfully past Odisseas Vlachodimos.
Claudio Pizarro scored his first goal in 18 months as Werder Bremen piled the misery on the Bundesliga's bottom club Augsburg with a 2-1 win in Bavaria.
While Augsburg have got their act together in the Europa League, they are still lagging behind in the Bundesliga, where they had - and still have - only one win this season.
Pizarro struck in the 58th minute, turning in Santiago Garcia's cross first time for his 177th Bundesliga strike and his first in his third spell with Bremen.
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Yoshinori Muto grabbed a hat-trick as Mainz denied Augsburg what would have been only their second win of the season in the final minute at the Augsburg Arena, snatching a 3-3 draw.
Bottom-placed Augsburg were looking to follow some of their recent cup wins with points in the Bundesliga, yet Muto's goal for Mainz 20 minutes into a game otherwise dominated by the hosts told a familiar tale.
Muto added a second 10 minutes later, only for Paul Verhaegh to reduce the arrears just before half-time from...