Bayern Munich's poor run of Bundesliga form continued as they stumbled to a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig after a shoddy performance, while Borussia Dortmund continued their winning streak by beating Mainz 4-2 but only one player from the division's top two sides features on Goal's Team of the Week.
Raphael Wolf takes the plaudits in goal after leading Werder Bremen to a vital 3-1 win over Hoffenheim which all but secures their status in the top flight for yet another season.
Augsburg recorded a 0-0 draw against fellow mid-table outfit Hertha, with Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker putting in a star performance at the back. He is joined in defence by Naldo, a rock in defence for Wolfsburg and Emir Spahic, who netted two for Bayer Leverkusen against Nurnberg.
Hoffenheim may have lost but Roberto Firmino was inspiration in midfield. Leon Andreasen kicked the weekend's action off with an early goal for Hannover in Thursday's thrilling win at Eintracht Frankfurt, Julian Schuster helped secure three vital points for Freiburg, Philipp Bargfrede was on target for Bremen and Marco Reus helped Dortmund to yet another win, capping a fine performance with a converted penalty.
Admir Mehmedi got two in Freiburg's 4-2 win over Borussia Monchengladbach and Ivica Olic scored for Wolfsburg against Hamburg, who look increasingly doomed to a bottom-three finish.