Monchengladbach 2 – Mainz 0 (Bundesliga, December 9, 2012) Mike Hanke put Gladbach ahead early in the second half, while Juan Arango sealed the win with a tremendous lob from 35-yards out midway through the second period.
Hannover 3 – Bayer Leverkusen 2 (Bundesliga, December 9, 2012) Gonzalo Castro had given Leverkusen the lead on 2 minutes. Szabolcs Huszti and Mame Biram Diouf turned the game on its head. Stefan Kiessling made it 2-2. Only for Huszti to win it with his second penalty of the match.