Sebastian Mielitz's game began in torrid fashion as Mainz took the lead with the fifth-fastest goal in Bundesliga history after 12.5 seconds, but the Werder Bremen goalkeeper kept the visitors in the match with crucial saves littered throughout both halves to help secure his side a draw.
Starting on the bench did not prevent Lukasz Piszczek from scoring BVB's opener and creating their winner with a fine cross. Joel Matip put in another impressively-assured performance as Schalke swept aside Hoffenheim in a 3-0 triumph, while Fallou Diagne excelled for Freiburg in their 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern's 9-2 victory over Hamburg was the most eye-catching result in the German top tier in round 27 and two of their midfielders make the cut for their efforts. Arjen Robben continued his impressive recent form by netting twice while fellow Roten attacker Xherdan Shaqiri took his chance to shine in the absence of usual first-team midfielders.
Germany international Andre Schurrle propelled Bayer Leverkusen past Fortuna Dusseldorf with two goals in their 4-1 away rout, with Konstantin Rausch filling out the left flank after striking twice for Hannover to deal Augsburg a heavy blow in their bid to beat the Bundesliga drop.
Claudio Pizarro is our only five-star entrant - returning after an 11-month absence - this weekend thanks to his four goals at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, while Max Kruse's double for Freiburg secured his spot up front.
Stefan Kiessling might be continually ignored by national team coach Joachim Low but the Leverkusen man's two goals have planted him in our Bundesliga Team of the Week for the sixth time in 2013.
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