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With Bayern Munich competing for the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday, the rest of the Bundesliga has the chance to steal some of the limelight for themselves this weekend.
Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-1 home victory over Hamburg.
Augsburg claimed a 4-1 win over Eintracht Braunschweig, who remain rooted to the foot of the table.
Fear is rising in northern Germany that Hamburg will be on a hiding to nothing this weekend when they travel to face a Bayern Munich side wounded by Manchester City in midweek.
Wolfsburg leapt above Schalke into fifth place in the Bundesliga on Sunday night with a 3-0 win at Freiburg which leaves Christian Streich's men inside the bottom three.
Hertha Berlin moved up to seventh with a 2-0 win at Eintracht Braunschweig, thanks to superb display from Ronny.
Bayern Munich gave a fearsome demonstration of the breathtaking array of attacking talent at their disposal as they thrashed Werder Bremen 7-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Werder Bremen will on Saturday become the latest side trying to end Bayern Munich's record unbeaten run in the Bundesliga when they go head to head with the European champions at the Weserstadion.
Arjen Robben maintained Bayern Munich's blistering pace at the top of the Bundesliga with both goals in a 2-0 win over bottom-placed Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday.
Bayern Munich kept up their blistering pace at the top with a 2-0 win over bottom-placed Eintracht Braunschweig.
The contrasting fortunes in northern Germany move into focus at the weekend, with one club currently towering over the rest and keen to assert their authority on Friday night.
Bayer Leverkusen maintained the pressure on Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin.
Freiburg earned only their second Bundesliga victory of the season with a 1-0 win at relegation rivals Eintracht Braunschweig.
There can be no denying which fixture is the biggest in the Bundesliga this weekend as Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich in a game which is becoming more and more like Spain's El Clasico.
Eintracht Braunschweig have acknowledged it would be 'impossible' to sign on-loan winger Karim Bellarabi on a permanent basis.
Hannover and Eintracht Braunschweig delivered only the second goalless draw of the Bundesliga season on Friday.
Bayern Munich can set a new record for consecutive unbeaten games in the Bundesliga when they host Augsburg in a Bavarian derby this weekend.
Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga but they had to come from behind before sealing a league record of 36 consecutive games without defeat after edging out to a 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim.
Eintracht Braunschweig stunned third-placed Bayer Leverkusen with Domi Kumbela's goal enough to earn victory.
The Bundesliga's top three will look to move further ahead of the rest of the pack this weekend, which starts with Borussia Dortmund's Friday night game against Stuttgart.