Saturday afternoon played host to the recent hurdle in which Bayern Munich found themselves jumping over as Wolfsburg came to town and offered a rare opportunity of genuine opposition in front of the Munich faithful.
A solitary goal from Thomas Muller proved vital in this 1-0 victory, yet the breakthrough didn't come until the 63rd minute and only after coach Pep Guardiola was forced to reshape his squad with vital substitutes due to the visitors constant threat.
The win of course keeps the current champions on level points with Dortmund at the top of the table, despite Jurgen Klopp's side holding a much stronger goal difference, yet the general consensus following full time wasn't one of jubilation or relief. Wolfsburg supporters will have left the Allianz Arena the happier of the two groups of fans despite none of the points.
Here are six things we learned from the game.