Hamburg beat ten-man Hanover 3-1 despite not having Rafael van der Vaart in the squad to move up to 11th in the Bundesliga table, while Mainz beat Werder Bremen 3-2.
FIFA.com reviews the Asian Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, which ended with Australia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic marching onwards to represent the continent.
Borussia Dortmund edged Schalke 3-2 in the Ruhr derby as Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin to stay top of the Bundesliga table.
Shinji Okazaki made a goal-scoring debut for Mainz against his former side Stuttgart before Schalke and Hamburg shared the points in a thrilling 3-3 game in Gelsenkirchen.
FIFA.com looks at the success of Japanese players in the Bundesliga, with nine currently plying their trade at the top level of German football.
Kashiwa Reysol have been the beneficiaries of Masato Kudo’s ever-growing form in front of goal and the striker now hopes to lead the club to Asian glory and earn a spot on Alberto Zaccheroni’s roster at Brazil 2014.