No side in the German top flight managed a win on the road on matchday nine of the Bundesliga, though Werder Bremen and Stuttgart did travel home with a point from their respective fixtures.
Karim Bellarabi’s brace for Hamburg saw them move top of the table with a win over Wolfsburg (who slipped four places to sixth), and sets up a fascinating match this coming Wednesday against Dortmund have climbed to second with just two goals scored separating the sides at the top after they came from behind to beat Schalke.
Düsseldorf’s unbeaten record extends another week as they don’t play until Wednesday, but they will be travelling to Bayern Munich who put four past Freiburg on Saturday, with three goals coming in six first-half minutes.
Elsewhere, Mainz beat Frankfurt, Leverkusen defeated Hannover, and Augsburg defeated fellow promoted side Hertha in a 4-2 cracker.
FRI 24 OCTOBER: NÜRNBERG 1-1 WERDER BREMEN Hlousek 24 Chibuike 12 SAT 25 OCTOBER: AUGSBURG 4-2 HERTHA BERLIN Edu 26, 45+2p Lasogga 7 Oehrl 44, 71 Ronny 17p BAYERN MUNICH 4-0 SC FREIBURG Hernanes 2 Robben 29, 36p Ríbery 31 FSV MAINZ 1-0 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT Steinsson 81 HAMBURGER SV 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG Bellarabi 19, 39 SUN 26 OCTOBER: BAYER LEVERKUSEN 2-0 HANNOVER 96 Rolfes 33 Kadlec 52p BORUSSIA DORTMUND 4-2 SCHALKE Hummels 10 Escudero 65 Schieber 83 Huntelaar 70 Schürrle 89 L.Bender 90+2 BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH 1-1 VFB STUTTGART Hanke 4 Pranjic 75p
WED 29 OCTOBER BAYERN MUNICH - FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF HAMBURGER SV - BORUSSIA DORTMUND