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Goals from Frank Ribery and David Alaba were enough to give Bayern their 10th win in 11 games as they maintained a seven point advantage over their closest challengers Schalke, who kept up the pace with the Bavarian giants with a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.
Defending champions Borussia Dortmund were never really troubled by struggling Augsburg as they easily dispatched the Fuggerstädter 3-1 to keep their title hopes alive, while a Diego inspired Wolfsburg side picked up their first home win of the season with a shock 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Elsewhere, Mainz continued their good early season form with a 2-1 win over Nuremberg, Freiburg were held to a goalless draw by Hamburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage as they could only draw 1-1 with 10-men Hoffenheim.
Finally, Borussia Monchengladbach had to come from behind twice to beat nine-men Greuther Furth 4-2 in an ill-disciplined encounter, while Hannover overturned a two goal deficit to beat Stuttgart by the same scoreline.
Here, ESPNSTAR.com selects the best players from the Bundesliga this week. The formation chosen is 4-4-2.
GK: Rene Adler (Hamburg)
It was no surprise that Germany manager Joachim Low gave Adler a call-up for Die Mannschaft's friendly against the Netherlands after the 27-year-old put on yet another stunning display in goal for Hamburg to keep Freiburg at bay and ensure his side would claim at least a point.
The former Bayer Leverkusen player always looked dominant in the box and pulled off an absolutely superb save to deny Daniel Caligiuri's goal-bound effort in the ninth minute, as well as showing great reflexes to palm away Max Kruse's long range effort late in the game.
LB: Oscar Wendt (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Wendt's inclusion in this week's Team of the Week may be puzzling to some after the Gladbach defender conceded a penalty which Gerald Asamoah duly dispatched. However, the determination of the 27-year-old to make amends for his mistake is the reason why he was included, and he was duly rewarded for his tenacity when he netted his side's equalising goal.
The former Copenhagen player put in an energetic shift down the left flank and though he may not be the most technical of players, he more than makes up for it with his boundless energy and work-rate.
CB: Heiko Westermann (Hamburg)
Westermann was in imperious form for Hamburg as the Rothosen held on to repel intense Freiburg pressure to grab a point.
The 29-year-old read the game extremely well and made several interceptions to deny Freiburg from going through on goal. He was also one of the few Hamburg players who showed any urgency and desire to win the game, driving forward from defence with the ball and trying his best to make things happen for his team but more often than not, the stagnant Hamburg attack let him down. It was an excellent display from the defender and there is no doubt manager Thorsten Fink will be pleased with him.
CB: Martin Stranzl (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Stranzl was a rock at the back for Gladbach and the Furth forwards found very little joy when they tried to attack down his channel. The 32-year-old used all his experience to read the game well and managed to make more than a few interceptions to break down the Furth attacks.
The former Stuttgart player contributed at the attacking end of the pitch as well, helping launch his side's comeback win with a crucial headed goal just after half-time to bring his side level.
RB: Philip Lahm (Bayern Munich)
It is always a tricky task to mark skilful Frankfurt winger Takashi Inui but Lahm did extremely well to nullify the threat of the Japanese international and keep him quiet for majority of the game.
The Bayern captain was unable to bomb forward to support the attack as much as he would have liked but he was stable in defence and some of the tackles he made were nothing short of world class.
CM: Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly very interested to sign Herrmann during the summer and it is not hard to see why based on his match winning display for Gladbach. The 21-year-old ran the show in the middle of the pitch for his side, stringing the passes well and linking play between the defence and attack with ease.
His first major contribution to the game was to force Thomas Kleine to bring him down illegally when through on goal, a challenge which earned the 34-year-old defender a red card. Herrmann then provided the cross for Wendt to score, before finally capping a fantastic game by getting himself on the scoresheet with a header off Lukas Rupps' cross.
CM: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
The highly-rated Dortmund playmaker once again showcased why he is regarded as one of the best in the world with an inspired display for his side to help Die Borussen beat Augsburg.
The 23-year-old was involved in almost everything good Dortmund did, with the midfielder's creative side of the game coming to the fore as he created countless opportunities for his teammates throughout the game and provided an assist by setting up Lewandowski to score Dortmund's second goal. Reus himself got on the scoresheet when he opened the scoring with an absolute peach of a free-kick which left Augsburg goalkeeper Simon Jentzsch grasping at air.
LM: Diego (Wolfsburg)
The tricky Brazilian was undoubtedly the livewire for his side as dominated the left flank throughout the game and asked all sorts of questions of the Leverkusen defence. His pace, trickery and dribbling was a joy to behold and he looks to have developed a potent partnership with striker Bas Dost which will undoubtedly be the bane of many defences in the future.
Diego opened the scoring in the game with a trademark free-kick from 25 yards out which curled into the top corner, before combining well with Dost to double his side's advantage. The 27-year-old was also heavily involved in Wolfsburg's third goal, as his defence splitting pass set Marcel Schafer free and the 28-year-old had the simple task of crossing it for Dost to score.
RM: Frank Ribery (Bayern Munich)
Ribery was nearly unplayable on the right flank and the Frankfurt defence failed to cope with the quick and skilful winger throughout the game. The French international constantly used his pace to great effect, charging down the wings and creating several good goalscoring opportunities for his team with his accurate crosses.
The 29-year-old also played an integral part in the Bavarian giants' victory by scoring the opening goal after he sprinted nearly half the length of the pitch to latch on to Javi Martinez's pass and coolly tapped the ball into an empty net.
ST: Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)
Lewandowski had been criticised in recent times for his substandard displays for Dortmund this season, with many accusing the Polish international of having his head turned by the reported multitudes of offers he received during the summer for his services.
However, the 24-year-old answered his critics in unequivocal fashion as he scored two typically predatory goals to help his side to victory. For his first goal, Lewandowski showed great strength and balance to hold off two defenders before dispatching the ball into the bottom corner of the net, while for the second, the former Lech Poznan player found himself in the right place at the right time to tap the ball into an empty net after Reus had sent the ball into the penalty box.
ST: Mohammed Abdellaoue (Hannover)
Hannover manager Mirko Slomka will be wondering why he did not start Abdellaoue after the Norwegian forward helped the AWD-Arena outfit to a remarkable win over Stuttgart. Abdellaoue's direct running and fantastic movement off-the-ball helped open the Stuttgart defence up and allowed Hannover to control possession.
Abdellaoue scored the winning goal for his side with a predatory strike as he pounced on a loose ball in the Stuttgart penalty box to poke the ball home, before doubling his side's advantage by calmly converting a penalty to help seal victory for Hannover.