Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann admitted that his side had been fortunate to escape with a 4-2 victory at home to Wolfsburg, having fallen two goals behind in the first half.
Franck Ribery halved the deficit shortly before half-time and after the interval Ze Roberto, Tim Borowski and Bastian Schweinsteiger all netted to complete the turnaround.
Klinsmann told the club's official website: "I told the team we had a lot of hard work ahead of us and that we'd need to be alert from the very first minute, but we weren't.
"We thought it would be easier and then suddenly we were two goals down. That meant we had even more work to do in coming from behind.
"A huge compliment goes to the team for turning the match around and exploiting their quality to get the result. That wasn't a match for the faint-hearted."
In the day's other games Schalke and Arminia Bielefeld played out a goalless draw, while Hannover and Werder Bremen drew 1-1 in the AWD-Arena.
Energie Cottbus slipped to the foot of the table as they threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Borussia Monchengladbach moved above Cottbus courtesy of a 1-0 home victory over Karlsruhe, with Patrick Paauwe scoring the only goal of the game early in the second half.