Six-goal thriller at Hamburg
A review of the weekend's action in the German Bundesliga.
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Hamburg came from behind three times as they shared six goals with Stuttgart in an entertaining Bundesliga encounter at the Imtech Arena.
Alexandru Maxim, Christian Gentner and a Johan Djourou own goal accounted for Stuttgart's haul, while Pierre Michel Lasogga, Maximilian Beister and Rafael van der Vaart were all on target for Bert van Marwijk's Hamburg, who continued their impressive goalscoring form having put five past Nurnberg on their last outing.
Wolfsburg also came from behind as they won 2-1 at Augsburg.
The home side led after 10 minutes through Tobias Werner, but the Wolves struck back twice before half-time thanks to goals from Maximilian Arnold and Luiz Gustavo.
Bayern Munich battled from a goal down to beat Mainz 4-1 on Saturday and move back to the top of the standings.
Shawn Parker took Mainz's one and only serious chance of the game, just before half-time, but the Bavarians responded in the second half with Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller turning things around in the space of two minutes.
Mario Mandzukic added a third before Muller's second - this time from the penalty spot - completed the rout to lift the champions back to the summit after they had been displaced on Friday night when Bayer Leverkusen won 2-1 at Hoffenheim.
A Marco Reus penalty in the fourth minute was enough to earn second-placed Borussia Dortmund all three points against Hannover.
The Germany international converted from the spot early on, but Jurgen Klopp's men made life difficult for themselves by not adding a second.
Hannover grew in confidence as the game wore on but Dortmund held on for the points to move back up to second, ahead of Leverkusen on goal difference and a point behind Bayern.
Adrian Ramos' goal earned Hertha Berlin a 1-0 win at home to Borussia Monchengladbach which took them above their opponents and into fourth place in the Bundesliga on Saturday night.
Schalke came from behind twice to snatch a 3-2 victory at Eintracht Braunschweig.
Orhan Ademi gave Braunschweig their first lead of the season at home, but Max Meyer brought the Royal Blues level within 10 minutes.
Karim Bellarabi then raised the home fans' hopes that they would finally see their team win, but Leon Goretzka replied before Roman Neustadter clinched victory for Jens Keller's men in stoppage time.
Managerless Nurnberg picked up a point from their trip to Eintracht Frankfurt although a 1-1 draw still leaves them inside the bottom three.
Vaclav Kadlec's fourth goal of the season was not enough to earn Frankfurt all three points with Josip Drmic levelling late on for Nurnberg, who are expected to appoint their new coach in the coming days.
Werder Bremen and Freiburg played out the first goalless draw in the Bundesliga this season.
It was a deserved outcome from a game in which both sides lacked invention and ambition, although Freiburg came the closest to victory when Matthias Ginter's effort hit the crossbar.
The draw left Christian Streich's men still waiting for their first win of the season.
Referee Felix Brych awarded a freak goal that should never have stood as Sami Hyypia's Bayer Leverkusen went temporarily top of the standings with a 2-1 victory over Hoffenheim.
Stefan Kiessling's header for Leverkusen missed the target and the striker even held his head in frustration, but somehow the ball crept through the side-netting and Brych signalled a goal.
Leverkusen accepted the gift, that put them two goals ahead and on the way to victory, but it will spark post-match controversy.
Sidney Sam had given Leverkusen a first-half lead, and Kiessling's bizarre goal meant Sven Schipplock's late reply was worthless to the hosts.
Hoffenheim later called for the match to be replayed.
Coach Markis Gisdol said: "It's definitely bitter for us and something like this has already happened once, and that game was replayed so I think we're going to see this game again."