Bayer Leverkusen beat Hamburg 3-0 to move nine points behind Bayern Munich, while Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz both won to jump to third and fifth respectively.
FIFA.com caught up with a philosophical Josue, the Wolfsburg and Brazil midfielder, who discussed the future for him and A Seleção and his difficult season at club level.
Franck Ribery's torrid season looks as if it may continue after picking up a knee injury for Bayern Munich today in Bavarian side's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg, but coach Louis van Gaal says they will know more by Monday.
FIFA.com presents a selection of Planet Football's best-known birthday boys this week. Giovane Elber and Ebbe Sand are among those celebrating.