They made difficult work of it, but at the final whistle in Frankfurt Bayern Munich equalled their club-record unbeaten run of 27 matches, moving into a share of first-place after two rounds of the 2013-14 season.
Joining them at the top of the table this weekend were Mainz, Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen, who earned one-goal victories against Freiburg, Stuttgart and Augsburg, respectively.
There were also matches in Wolfsburg, Hamburg and Monchengladbach, where the final game of the day was contested.
Let’s take a brief tour of Saturday’s Bundesliga action.
(All statistics courtesy WhoScored.)