Bayern Munich maintained their position at the summit of the Bundesliga table as they cruised to a sixth consecutive league victory courtesy of a 3-0 scalp of Bayer Leverkusen.
Thomas Muller put Bayern in front in the fifth minute and former Manchester City defender Daniel van Buyten added the second in the 19th minute as the Bavarians warmed up well for their Champions League clash with Roberto Mancini's side on Tuesday.
Arjen Robben came off the bench to make it three late on and seal Bayern's sixth straight Bundesliga win.
Filip Daem's penalty was enough to give Borussia Monchengladbach a 1-0 home victory over Nurnberg in the Bundesliga.
Daems converted from the spot in the 76th minute as in-form Gladbach collected their third straight 1-0 victory to reach 16 points from seven games. Nurnberg remain on 10 points in mid-table.
Jefferson Farfan scored one goal and set up another as Schalke won 4-2 at home against Freiburg on the debut of interim head coach Josef Eichkorn.
Papiss Demba Cisse gave Freiburg the lead after two minutes before Farfan equalised in the 33rd minute.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar put Schalke ahead after 62 minutes and Lewis Holtby made it 3-1 in the 67th minute before Raul pushed the advantage to 4-1 with a quarter of an hour remaining.
Erik Jendrisek pulled a goal back for Freiburg in the 83rd minute.
The victory came just days after Eichkorn replaced Ralf Rangnick, who stepped down from his post as Schalke coach.
Borussia Dortmund came from behind to get their season back on the rails after back-to-back defeats with a 2-1 win at Mainz.
Nicolai Muller put the hosts in front in the 33rd minute, but Ivan Perisic's first Bundesliga goal in the 64th minute brought Dortmund level.
Lukasz Piszczek then clinched the win for the Westphalians with practically the last kick of the game, taking them back into the top 10, six points adrift of league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
Ashkan Dejagah's goal gave 10-man Wolfsburg their second straight home victory at the expense of struggling Kaiserslautern as the home side won 1-0.
Wolfsburg went a man down just seconds before half-time when Sotirios Kyrgiakos saw red but the hosts held firm and snatched the points when Dejagah fired home on 63 minutes.
Augsburg earned a valuable point in what is expected to be a fight against relegation with a goalless draw at home against Hannover in a match that lacked quality in the final third of the pitch.