Bayern Munich were held goalless by bottom side Hamburg, a nine-man Schalke wrested one point from wasteful Frankfurt, and Mainz reaped a 2-0 win over Dortmund in the fourth round of Bundesliga football.
Chelsea wasted chance after chance and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in their opening Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge that made a mockery of both teams` early season form.
Relegation-threatened Stuttgart upset third-placed Schalke 3-1 while Emir Spahic`s brace helped Leverkusen secure fourth place at Nuremberg to close the 31st round of the Bundesliga German football league.
Schalke 04`s Chinedu Obasi scored and set up a goal for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin that took them up a place to second in the Bundesliga after the eighth win in their last nine home games.
Cristiano Ronaldo`s scintillating form and the supporting role played by the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema suggest Real Madrid have every right to believe a rare treble is well within their grasp.