Bayern Munich suffered their biggest scare of the Bundesliga season so far, but nevertheless managed to extend their unbeaten record with a come from behind 2-1 win at Mainz.
Elkin Soto gave the hosts the lead in the 21st minute, but Bastian Schweinsteiger quickly levelled proceedings.
Mainz continued to create chances, however, and could consider themselves unfortunate not to become the first side to beat Bayern this season with Manuel Neuer forced to make several excellent stops to deny them.
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,...
The Bundesliga's two most out-of-form teams played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening as Filip Kostic salvaged Stuttgart a point at Mainz.
Johannes Geis' free-kick put the hosts in front, just reward for a dominant performance, but it was still not enough to earn them their first win since mid-October.
A deflected cross from Kostic found its way in to save Huub Stevens from a second straight defeat in charge of the Swabians, who nevertheless remained rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga.
Hamburg moved out of the Bundesliga's bottom three with a comfortable 2-1 win over a Mainz side who have now gone six games without a win.
Cleber and Rafael van der Vaart scored a goal in each half, but it could have been more for Josef Zinnbauer's dominant Red Shorts, who reduced the deficit on their opponents to just a single point.
Shinji Okazaki grabbed a late consolation for Mainz, but there was no more than that in the game for Kasper Hjulmand's men.
Victory - Hamburg's third in a row at home...