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Wolfsburg refused to lie down as they inflicted the first defeat of the new year on Werder Bremen with a stunning 5-3 away win on Sunday.
Bremen led three times through Zlatko Junuzovic, Franco Di Santo and a Vieirinha own goal, but Wolfsburg replied through Daniel Caligiuri and Maximilian Arnold before the on-fire Bas Dost netted his 10th and 11th goals of 2015 to turn the game around.
He then teed up Caligiuri to add a fifth for the Wolves as they picked up all three points in a dramatic encounter.
Schalke brought an end to Werder Bremen's five-game winning streak in the Bundesliga, but were denied all three points late on in a 1-1 draw at the Arena AufSchalke.
Max Meyer's goal put Roberto Di Matteo's men in front, but Sebastian Prodl levelled in stoppage time to send the Schalke fans home disappointed for the second time this week.
That goal denied Schalke a place in the top three of the Bundesliga at the end of a week in which their Champions League hopes for 2015 were practically ended by...
Werder Bremen made it five wins in a row, inflicting the first defeat of 2015 on Augsburg with a 3-2 win at the Weser Stadion.
Assani Lukimya's opener was cancelled out by Ragnar Klavan, who then gave away the penalty which allowed Franco Di Santo to put Bremen back in front.
Theodor Gebre Selassie added a third for Viktor Skripnik's side who, rather than worrying about relegation as they were at the end of 2014, are now up to within three points of the European qualification places.