Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Hoffenheim was overshadowed by the news that Javi Martinez faces a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Two goals from Robert Lewandowski saw the Bavarians re-establish their eight-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga, while Hoffenheim are rooted to the bottom.
But with key league and cup fixtures on the horizon, the loss of another defender will be of great concern to Bayern coach Pep Guardiola.
Martinez's name was surprisingly absent...
Bayer Leverkusen failed to move into the top four of the Bundesliga on Saturday as they needed a late goal from Omer Toprak to claim a 1-1 draw against struggling Hoffenheim, who moved off the bottom of the table with a point.
Stefan Kiessling's header was tipped over by Oliver Baumann, at full stretch, in an early sign of what was going to be a busy afternoon for the Hoffenheim custodian.
It was not all happening in front of his goal, however, as Jiloan Hamad scored his first Bundesliga goal just...
Hoffenheim have completed the loan signing of Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric from Leicester City.
Kramaric, 24, joined Leicester from Rijeka in January 2015 for a fee in the region of £9 million.
The forward has made 15 league appearances since the move, scoring twice for the second-placed Foxes.
Schalke piled the misery on their former coach Huub Stevens and his Hoffenheim side with a 1-0 win over the Bundesliga strugglers at the Arena AufSchalke on Friday.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored the only goal of the night in the 28th minute, when he turned Johannes Geis' cross in with an outstretched leg, and with his back to the goal, to earn the Royal Blues all three points.
Hoffenheim, who won their first game under Stevens against Hannover last weekend, put up a brave fight but rarely looked...