Schroth hat-trick sinks Rostock
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Schroth opened the scoring after just six minutes and made it two shortly later, before Rodrigo Costa added a third on 22 minutes.
Andreas Jakobsson give the home fans hope after pulling a goal back in the second half, however Schroth ended the comeback with his third late on.
Reigning champions Dortmund missed out on the chance to close the gap on leaders Bayern Munich following a 2-1 away defeat to Hertha Berlin.
After goalless first-half Pal Dardiu fired Hertha ahead on 68 minutes, though Dortmund were level ten minutes later through Brazilian striker Amoroso.
Just when it looked like the points would be shared Marcelinho popped up from nowhere and nicked the winner, ensuring the champions would take nothing from their visit to the Olympiastadion.
Werder Bremen moved above Dortmund following a 2-2 home draw with mid-table Arminia Bielefeld.
Viktor Skripnik gave the home side the perfect start with goal after just 5 minutes, though Bielefeld were level moments later when Mamadou-Lamine Diabang equalised.
Ailton restored Werder's advantage from the penalty spot, but Cha Doo-Ri ensured the visitors left with a share of the spoils.
Bochum boosted their chances of gaining a European place after coming from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Nurnberg.
The visitors went ahead through Jeronimo Baretto, however just nine minutes later goals from Thomas Christiansen and Paul Freier had turned the match on its head.
Schalke and Stuttgart gained ground on the leading pack following 2-1 away wins over Wolfsburg and Kaiserslautern respectively.
Schalke had the points secured shortly after half time following goals from Sven Kmetsch and Gustavo Varela, though the home side did net a consolation through Tomislav Maric.
Vratislav Lavenc equalised Kevin Kuranyi's opener for Stuttgart, but Bulgarian Krassimir Balakov earned the visitors all three points with a second half goal.
Hannover 96 will be kicking themselves after surrendering a two goal advantage at home to Hamburg.
Goals from Fredi Bobic and Mohammadou Idrissou put the home side two-up after 50 minutes, however goals from defender Tomas Ujfalusi and Erik Meijer earned the visitors a share of the spoils.
Bundesliga match stats:
Hannover 2 Hamburg 2
Hansa Rostock 1 1860 Munich 4
Hertha Berlin 2 Borussia Dortmund 1
Kaiserslautern 1 Stuttgart 2
Bochum 2 Nurnberg 1
Werder Bremen 2 Arminia Bielefeld 2
Wolfsburg 1 Schalke 2
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