Borussia Dortmund booked its place in the third round of the DFB-Pokal with a 4-1 win at second division VFR Aalen.
Mario Gotze added a third four minutes after the break and
Aalen did finally have something to cheer, but
Schalke continued its good form with a 3-0 home win over another second-tier side, Sandhausen.
Ibrahim Afellay scored the first after 11 minutes, with
Freiburg scored at either end of the match in a 2-0 win at Eintracht Braunschweig.
Mainz was a 2-0 winner at home to Erzgebirge Aue,
Augsburg won 1-0 at Preussen Munster thanks to a 69th-minute effort from
Elsewhere, 1860 Munich won 3-0 at Berliner AK, Bochum won 3-1 at TSV Havelse, while Cologne needed a penalty shootout to see off Wormatia Worms after the match ended goalless.
After the disappointment of the DFB-Pokal semi-final exit to Stuttgart, Freiburg returns to the very same stadium on Monday (AEST) hoping for a "bonus" to what coach