1860 Munich convincingly beat their city rivals Bayern this weekend to put themselves third in the league with a game in hand on the top two sides.
The scoreline was less flattering than the performance itself, with 1860 leading 4-0 with just a few minutes left, only to be undone by two consolation goals.
1860 found themselves 3-0 up at half-time thanks to a goal from Marius Wolf and a Mike Ott double.
On 69 minutes, Raif Ott made it 4-0 and all-but-secure the three points for 1860.
Bayern Munich had some hope in the closing minutes as they scored twice in quick succession through Lucas Scholl and Michael Eberwein, but those strikes would prove nothing meaningful to the eventual result.
The scoreline sees Bayern down to 10th (out of 14) and now just five points off the relegation zone.
Bayern coach Heiko Vogel said: “We were just missing the voltage – the unconditional will. I have seen a great Sechzger team who was rewarded for their performance.
“Any individual player can only shine in a good playing team. He (Mike Ott) was accompanied by his players to be well placed again in the limelight. “
1860’s Josef Steinberger was delighted with the result as he saw his side beat Bayern for the second time this season: “We have dominated the enemy in all respects and deserved to win. The only drawback were the two goals at the end.
“Six Derby points against Bayern, now we can enjoy the weekend.
“For us today, everything worked perfectly. My boys were greedy for victory. We have gone into every tackle as if it were the last. We have performed with the lions in our hearts.”
Leverkusen came unscathed out of their tricky trip to Moenchengladbach this weekend.
The league’s only unbeaten side won 1-0 away from home thanks to a single strike from Marlon Frey, who netted his first of the season.
Leverkusen coach Nils Drube heavily praised his lads after the tough fixture that now sends them 9 points clear of second-place Schalke: “This was a very complicated task away for us because Gladbach in the offensive have outstanding individual players. In the initial phase we had some problems, but with increasing duration, we have found our balance.”
In the Nord/Nordost division, the gap has closed even more between Wolfsburg and Hertha at the top after Dirk Kunert’s side could only draw with Rot Weib Erfurt this weekend.
Wolfsburg are still five points ahead thanks to some remarkable early-season form but the pressure is telling on the reigning champions of the competition.
Oskar Zawada scored both of Wolfsburg’s goals but they were undone by two silly mistakes early on, that forced them to come back from two goals down.
Schalke 5-0 Arminia Bielefeld, Theesen 0-1 Koln, MSV Duisburg 2-5 Bochum, Wuppertaler 3-0 Rot Weib Oberhausen, Rot Weiss Essen 2-2 Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Moenchengladbach 0-1 Leverkusen, Bonner SC 1-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf.
1860 Munich 4-2 Bayern Munich, Kaiserlautern 2-2 Greuther Furth, Wacker Burghausen 2-2 Astoria Walldorf, Mainz 1-1 Augsburg, Unterhaching 0-3 Hoffenheim, Freiburg 2-1 Karlsruher, Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 Stuttgart.
Union Berlin 1-2 Dynamo Dresden, Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0 Osnabruck, Rot Weib Erfurt 2-2 Wolfsburg, Hamburg 0-1 Hannover, Holstein Kiel 2-0 Hansa Rostock, St Pauli 0-0 Hertha BSC, Lubeck 2-2 Werder Bremen.