Monchengladbach 2 – Hamburg 2 (Bundesliga, September 26, 2012) Rafael van der Vaart gave Hamburg the lead in the 23rd minute with a spectacular goal, but he and Borussia’s Martin Stranzl, who scored an equaliser in the 39th minute, had mixed feelings later in the game. Artjoms Rudnevs gave Hamburg the lead again just before half-time and then Stranzl was shown a red card as he gave away a penalty, which Van der Vaart missed in the 55th minute. There was late drama to follow as Dominguez headed in an equaliser with the last touch of the game.
Stuttgart 0 – Hoffenheim 3 (Bundesliga, September 26, 2012) Takashi Usami gave Hoffenheim the lead after just five minutes and Joselu doubled the advantage in the 47th for his first goal in the Bundesliga. Fabian Johnson finished the scoring after 58 minutes.