Wolfsburg reduced Bayern Munich's deficit at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points while establishing a six-point cushion over Bayer Leverkusen in third thanks to a 2-1 win over Cologne.
The Wolves had to come from behind for victory, Dominic Maroh putting the guests in front after 11 minutes.
Five minutes later, Bas Dost brought Wolfsburg level and, after more than an hour chipping away at their guests, they finally managed to find a winner with central defender Naldo supplying a fine end to 2014...
Mainz's winless run in the Bundesliga stretched to eight games as they came away from Cologne with just a point in a goalless draw.
Chances were few and far between as both sides seemed to be already in holiday mode a few days before the Bundesliga breaks for the festive season.
The result keeps both clubs in a relatively safe mid-table position with one game to go before they can indeed go on their holidays for a five-week winter break.
The ball did find the back of the net once, in the eighth minute,...
Schalke suffered their first home defeat under Roberto Di Matteo as Cologne delivered a tactical masterclass to come away with a precious 2-1 win.
After frustrating their hosts in the first half, Cologne showed more adventure to snatch the points in the second, with Anthony Ujah giving them the lead and Matthias Lehmann scoring their second from the penalty spot.
Schalke, tired after a draining Champions League clash with Maribor in midweek, pulled a goal back through Leroy Sane's first Bundesliga...
Alexander Esswein moved Augsburg into contention for a Champions League berth next season with a late goal in a 2-1 win at Cologne.
Anthony Ujah gave the hosts the lead in the 14th minute, but Nikola Djurdjic and Esswein turned the game around to earn Markus Weinzierl's men a fourth straight win, ensuring their place in the top four of the Bundesliga this weekend.
It was a deserved win for the Bavarians, who have recovered well from losing their first two games of the season.
Dusan Svento sent a good...