Hertha Berlin 2-1 Bayern Munich

As we all expected, Hertha go top after a typical home victory over Bayern Munich. Not!

Congratulations to all Hertha fans. It is time to start talking about this fairy tale rather than Hoffenheim. And Rafael Benitez shows that his ability to judge strikers might be as poor as my ability to prognosticate Hertha’s position this season.

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Wolfsburg

Wolves jump Stuttgart to take sixth spot with a road win against a Frankfurt side, once having climbed out of trouble, now falling quickly back into a relegation dogfight. Dzeko scores again and is going to make Grafite sweat.

Hannover 96 3-3 Stuttgart

Stuttgart remains unbeaten since Markus Babbel replaced Armin Veh as they overcome a valiant comeback from the Reds to equalize late on Hitzlesperger goal.

Cologne 0-0 Karlsruhe

Karsruhe get an important road point against as suddenly stagnant Billy Goats side.

Bochum 2-1 Schake 04

After dominating the game, Fred Rutten’s side squandered the chance to move up the table when Bochum scored on both sides of the break. Rutten must be feeling the pressure as his tactics and squad building have shown that not all Dutch trainers are good. Bochum are beginning to show signs of turning their season around with 2 victories since the winter solstice.

Werder Bremen 1-1 Gladbach

American Michael Bradley, coming off a dominating performance against Mexico midweek, leveled for the visitors and gained them another crucial point. Gladbach are playing significantly better since the break and could stay up if they start to turn some of their draws into victories. Werder’s woes continue.