Bayern Munich maintained its 100 per cent Bundesliga record with a 3-0 home victory over Wolfsburg, while Borussia Dortmund's stuttering start to its title defence continued with a 3-3 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bastian Schweinsteiger set the Bavarian side on its way at the Allianz Arena in the 24th minute before a second-half brace from
The result saw Bayern open up a seven-point cushion over Borussia Dortmund, the defending champion having to settle for a point after relinquishing 2-0 and 3-1 leads at
First-half goals from
And, although substitute Mario Gotze struck to re-establish Dortmund's advantage in the 54th minute, it was pegged back again by an Anderson equaliser 17 minutes from time.
The draw allowed both Schalke and Fortuna Dusseldorf to leapfrog Dortmund in the standings, with respective victories over Mainz and Greuther Furth.
Hoffenheim claimed a vital 3-1 win against second-tier Kaiserslautern in the first leg of the Bundesliga play-off.