Hoffenheim lose 3-1 at home to Dortmund; Werder draw 1-1 with Nurnberg
Hoffenheim 1 – Borussia Dortmund 3 (Bundesliga, December 16, 2012) A thumping strike from Mario Gotze ripped into the Hoffenheim near post as Dortmund went 1-up, but the Village Team levelled the match in the 35th through Sven Schipplock’s close range finish. Borussia pulled away in the second half when forwards Kevin Grosskreutz and then Robert Lewandowski got on the scoreboard.
Werder Bremen 1 – Nurnberg 1 (Bundesliga, December 16, 2012) Nils Petersen scored the last Bundesliga goal of 2012 to earn Werder Bremen a 1-1 draw at home to Nurnberg. The former Bayern Munich striker struck just two minutes from time to salvage a point after Nurnberg had taken a shock lead six minutes earlier through Timo Gebhart.