By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Late drama saw Bayern Munich triumph whilst Werder Bremen crushed Wolfsburg.Bayern Munich remain five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after two late goals handed them a 2-1 victory over Arminia Bielefeld, whilst Werder Bremen kept pace with a 6-1 trouncing of Wolfsburg.
The reigning champions looked to be on course for their second defeat of the season after Isaac Boakye opened the scoring on the hour mark for Arminia.
However, Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro (pictured) then took centre stage and netted twice in the final eight minutes to gift Felix Magath's side the win.
Closest rivals Werder Bremen continued their fine start to the season in emphatic fashion with a 6-1 destruction of Wolfsburg.
Frank Baumann (5) handed the hosts the perfect start and a double from Tim Borowski (43, 52) put them firmly in control.
Whilst ninth-placed Wolfsburg hit back through Diego Klimowicz (57), Bremen continued to dominate and a double from Miroslav Klose (60, 84) and a second of the season from Naldo (72) saw them complete the rout.
Fourth placed Schalke dropped points after drawing 2-2 with Cologne, and only had a late goal to thank for the draw after surrendering their early lead.
German international Kevin Kuranyi put the visitors ahead on 23 minutes but two goals in ten minutes from Roland Benschneider and Denis Epstein gave Cologne temporary control before Ebbe Sand equalised with four minutes to go.
Nurnberg moved off the foot of the table with a fine 3-1 away win at fellow strugglers Kaiserslautern.
Stefan Blank replied to Ivica Banovic's early strike for the home side, but they lost control of the game in the final stages as Lars Muller (78) and Ivan Saenko (83) scored in Hans Meyer's first game in charge.
Borussia Dortmund moved up to seventh in the table with their second win in three games as they overcame high-flying Hertha Berlin 2-0 at Westfalenstadion.
Eby Smolarek was the hero for the former UEFA Champions League winners as he grabbed a brace in the closing stages of the first half to seal the victory.
Mainz recorded a 2-2 home draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in a game that witnessed a bizarre hat-trick of sorts for home defender Nikolce Noveski.
The luckless stopper put through his own net twice inside the opening ten minutes, although Noveski rescued some pride with a strike at the correct end on 73 minutes before team-mate Petr Ruman rescued a draw in injury time.
Bayer Leverkusen moved up to eighth in the table following their 1-1 away draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.
The visitors opened the scoring after just five minutes through Simon Rolfes, and Monchengladbach quickly restored parity through Euegen Polanski (14).
Click below for individual match summaries:
Arminia Bielefeld 1-2 Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Cologne 2-2 Schalke
FSV Mainz 2-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Kaiserslautern 1-3 Nurnberg
Werder Bremen 6-1 Wolfsburg