Hanover 96 edged fellow strugglers Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 away to take a huge step towards staying in the Bundesliga.
Mark Hughes has revealed he remains in the hunt to sign Ivica Olic but reckons Stoke's best bit of business might already be done.
Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed Kaiserslautern 5-1 to set up a mouth-watering German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.
Toni Kroos kept quiet about his future at Bayern Munich with speculation about a transfer to Manchester United rife.
Hamburg's Hakan Calhanoglu returned to training this week and he's hoping to play a key role in their fight for survival.
Borussia Dortmund's injured midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has extended his contract with the Bundesliga club by one year to 2016.
Borussia Dortmund kept up their hopes of a trophy this season, easing past VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 to reach the German Cup final.
Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp is wary of VfL Wolfsburg's "brutal quality" in attack.
Two consecutive league defeats will help Bayern focus ahead of their German Cup semi-final against Kaiserslautern.
Bayern Munich have told clubs interested in striker Mario Mandzukic that they are wasting their time bidding for the Croatian.
Borussia Moenchengladbach have signed Guinea international Ibrahima Traore from tuttgart for next season.
Bayern Munich have secured the services of Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rode on a four-year deal from next season.
Bayer Leverkusen bounced back after a recent bad run to beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on Sunday.
Borussia Dortmund bounced back from their Champions League exit against Real Madrid in midweek to crush Bayern Munich 3-0.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fit for next week's German Cup semi-final against Kaiserslautern.
Borussia Dortmund will make use of an option to buy on-loan midfielder Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid.