Bayer get first win
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Last season`s runners- up had failed to record a win in their first three games, but Klaus Toppmoller`s charges produced the goods in Rostock.
German World Cup striker Oliver Neuville set Bayer on their way with a goal on five minutes, and the advantage was doubled before half-time when Thomas Brdaric netted.
Hansa fought bravely and were rewarded when Jochen Kientz netted with 15 minutes remaining.
The home side pressed for an equaliser, but could not find a way past the Bayer defence and were dealt a hammer blow when Gerd Wimmer put the ball through his own net with three minutes remaining to give the visitors the points.
The defeat will be a blow to Hansa, who had the opportunity to go top of the table with a win but failed to do so and also lost their 100 percent record in the process.
Schalke remain unbeaten after grabbing a 1-1 draw at Stuttgart, with Tomasz Hajto`s late goal cancelling out an earlier effort from Marcelo Bordon for the home side.
Hannover remain pointless after slumping to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of previously winless Energie Cottbus.
The home side fell behind to a Marco Topic goal on eight minutes, but Mohammadou Idrissou levelled on 25 minutes.
Idrissou then turned villain for the home side, as he put through his own net on 67 minutes.
Energie rode their luck and sealed the points when Lars Jungnickel scored in the last-minute.
Kaiserslautern are still winless after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Arminia Bielefeld.
Mario Basler put the Red Devils in front, but Mamadou-Lamine Diabang rescued a point for Arminia with a goal on 59 minutes.
Stefan Effengberg got his first goal for Wolfsburg, from the penalty spot, as the Wolves beat Hamburg 2-1.
Their other goal came from Hans Sarpei, with Hamburg`s reply coming from Roda Antar.