Any lingering hopes Bayern Munich have of retaining the Bundesliga title rest on winning at home to Schalke 04 on Saturday.
Naohiro Takahara struck twice to lead Eintracht Frankfurt through to the semi-finals of the German Cup in a 3-0 derby win away to Kickers Offenbach on Tuesday.
Schalke 04 won 3-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday to move three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and leave Bayern Munich trailing by six points.
Bayern Munich will be high on confidence even without much-needed reinforcements when they they resume their campaign for a third successive Bundesliga title away to Dortmund.
A clock built into Hamburg SV's AOL Arena counts up second by second the time from the afternoon of Aug. 24, 1963 and stands as testament to a unique record in German football.
Bayern Munich could do with a touch of their Champions League luck in the Bundesliga when they face Schalke 04 at their least favourite ground on Sunday.
A Bayern Munich side beaten three times already this season look suddenly vulnerable as they prepare to host Kaiserslautern in the second round of the German Cup on Wednesday (1830 GMT).
Roy Makaay and Philipp Lahm earned below-par Bayern Munich a 2-1 win at promoted Bochum, giving the Bundesliga champions a share of the early lead with a maximum six points.
Hertha Berlin held visiting Bayern Munich to a goalless draw in the Bundesliga on Tuesday, offering a glimmer of hope to the chasing sides in Germany, with Oliver Kahn the star.
Roy Makaay struck an eye-catching double and Michael Ballack added a free kick to give Bayern Munich a 3-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach as they returned to Bundesliga duties on Friday.
Newly inspired Werder Bremen are convinced they can end Bayern Munich's perfect record at the Allianz Arena on Saturday and take the Bundesliga leadership back home with them.
Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Bavarian rivals Nuremberg 2-1 on Saturday and equal their own record of 13 consecutive Bundesliga wins.
Bayern Munich set their new World Cup stadium aglow inside and out with a blazing 4-2 victory over a Germany XI on Tuesday.
An early Michael Ballack header and a last-gasp Roy Makaay penalty sent Bayern Munich through to the German Cup final with a 2-0 win at Arminia Bielefeld on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich are promising an electrifying second-leg performance at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday when they attempt to overturn a 4-2 defeat by Chelsea and reach the Champions League semi-finals.
Dutch international striker Roy Makaay scored a hat-trick to lead Bayern Munich to a crushing 5-0 win at home to crisis club Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.