Hoffenheim remain unbeaten and that has not gone unnoticed by Bayern Munich who are eyeing up a swoop for their rivals' talent.
Marco Reus has been unlucky with injuries but when fit, as he has shown in recent weeks, he is virtually indispensable to Borussia Dortmund.
Germany's table toppers RB Leipzig are not to everyone's taste, and the manner of their victory over Schalke did not endear them to many neutrals.
Nick Bidwell on the latest from Germany, where tensions are rising at Bayern Munich as newly-promoted RB Leipzig show they are no flash in the pan.
Bayern Munich in unfamiliar territory as undefeated RB Leipzig go top of the Bundesliga.
As Germany knock eight past San Marino, Thomas Muller questions the point of such one-sided internationals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped last week for disciplinary reasons, but his return to the fold showed what Dortmund had been missing.
Without a win in their last four matches, Borussia Dortmund appear to lack intensity on the domestic front.
Nick Bidwell with the latest from Germany, including the contrasting fortunes of two newly appointed coaches.
Poor start to the season proves terminal for Hecking.