After a disappointing week, Peter Bosz's team got a much-needed boost with a convincing victory over struggling Cologne.
Braces from Maximilian Philipp and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang powered Borussia Dortmund's 5-goal rout of FC Cologne.
Cologne want to force a re-match after an irregular goal was wrongfully awarded in their 5-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.
Braces from Maximilian Philipp and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured Dortmund went to the top of the Bundesliga table as they beat Cologne 5-0.
Dortmund went top with a 5-0 win over Cologne, while Hertha denied Hoffenheim the chance to move level on points with the leaders.
Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner is expected to make a full recovery after breaking his lower and lateral eye socket, nose and upper jaw.