Bayern Munich returned to winning ways in preparation for their opening Champions League fixture against Manchester City in midweek with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.
Mario Gotze gave the defending Bundesliga champions the lead just shy of the half-hour mark and Franck Ribery celebrated his first appearance of the season with the second goal to settle Bayern's nerves five minutes from time.
The only concern for Bayern was the sight of defender Holger Badstuber limping away with an injury...
Cologne picked up their first win of the season at Stuttgart whose fans made their dissatisfaction clear to coach Armin Veh.
Yuya Osako scored his first goal in the Bundesliga to give Cologne the lead midway through the first half, and Anthony Ujah added a second before half-time.
Stuttgart's response was insufficient with the fans venting their anger at the prospect of another season of struggle, this time under the guidance of the coach who led them to their last Bundesliga title seven years ago...
Germany's World Cup winner Christoph Kramer sprang from the bench to earn Borussia Monchengladbach a point at home to Stuttgart on Sunday.
Alexandru Maxim had given Stuttgart the lead somewhat against the run of play, but Kramer remedied that in the last minute of the game to earn his side a point by claiming a 1-1 draw.
The hosts also had a goal disallowed and hit the woodwork with Stuttgart probably happier with the point on Armin Veh's return to the club.
Veh said on the eve of the game that...