Bayern claim fifth straight win; Hoffenheim lose at Hertha

Schalke 1 – Bayern Munich 2 (Bundesliga, November 9, 2008) It was a blistering start at the Veltins-Arena, Luca Toni scoring after just three minutes with a shot in the near post, only for Schalke to level two minutes later when Jefferson Farfan hit a shot into the far corner. Bayern retook the lead on the half hour mark, Ribery played a slick one-two with Ze Roberto and the Frenchman stroked in number two.

Hertha Berlin 1 – Hoffenheim 0 (Bundesliga, November 9, 2008) Hertha beat table-toppers Hoffenheim with a solitary goal from Andriy Voronin after he received a cute through-ball from Nicu.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – Stuttgart 2 (Bundesliga, November 9, 2008) Nikos Liberopoulos put the hosts two goals up with goals in the 18th and 66th minute, but Martin Lanig pulled one goal back after 71 minutes. Mario Gomez then scored with three minutes left as Stuttgart claimed a draw.