Karlsruhe managed to defeat Kaiserslautern on a wet evening at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion.
Attacking midfielder Horiki Yamada managed to give them the lead with an incisive finish from around 13 metres in the 29th minute. Kaiserslautern nearly equalised through a lapse in Karlsuhe's concentration but failed to make their chances pay.
A close-fought game ended in a one sided result for Kaiserslautern away from home.
Marcus Piossek scored the first goal in the 13th minute, his first for the club. Complete wing back André Fomitschow doubled the lead with a free-kick from the edge of the area 40 minutes into the game.
Jan-Lucas Dorow and Manfred Osei-Kwadwo teamed up to score the third and fourth goals in the 72nd and 74th minutes as Kaiserslautern dominated the score-sheet.
Kaiserslautern taught Greuther Furth a lesson at Fritz-Walder-Stadion.
Defensive forward Veton Berisha gave Furth the lead with a close range finish which was timed impeccably in the thirty-fifth minute. False nine Maurice Deville was given his first chance to impress and did so with an accurate finish from inside the box, a goal on his debut.
Advanced playmaker Daniel Halfar clinched a late winner in the 85th minute with placed shot from close range.
Hertha were lucky to beat Kaiserslautern in a hard fought cup game.
Tireless midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred got Hertha off to a flyer by scoring an accurate finish from inside the box. Inside forrward Jon Daoi Bodvarsson equalised for Kaiserslautern in the 53rd minute with a great finish from close range.
Vedad Ibisevic scored in the 120th minute from the penalty spot after Kalou was bought down within the area.
Kaiserslautern suffered their first heavy defeat of the season just two days after their defeat to Hertha in the cup. The manager fielded a similar team due to injuries within the squad, which left a tired Kaiser squad that could not keep up.
Kaiserslautern's unbeaten run was ended this month and a poorish run of form has left them sitting in third.
Player of the Month: Alexander Ring
Average League Rating: 8.03 (10 appearances, 0 goals, 4 assists)