Bayern Munich broke a Bundesliga record in winning their eighth consecutive match to start the season, holders Borussia Dortmund lost the Ruhr derby, and Eintracht Frankfurt made it six victories so far.
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
A Karim Matmour goal earned Borussia Monchengladbach victory over Liverpool on Joe Cole's debut, while Northampton Town drew with Birmingham City.
Karim Matmour tells FIFA.com about his hopes for Algeria ahead of South Africa 2010, and why he feels his North Africans can spring a big surprise.
Algeria gave their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals a significant boost on Thursday with a 1-0 win over Mali in Angola.
Borussia Moenchengladbach secured their first win of the season when they beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on goals from Roel Brouwers and Karim Matmour.