By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich continued their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory at Nurnberg.Bayern Munich maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory at Nurnberg.
The reigning Bundesliga champions actually fell behind to a goal from on-loan Atletico Madrid defender Javier Pinola, but were trailing for just 60 seconds as Peruvian star Pablo Guerrero quickly found a response.
German international Michael Ballack proved Bayern's match-winner, pouncing for the decisive goal on the hour mark.
Werder Bremen continued their excellent start with a resounding 5-1 victory at Kaiserslautern. The game was all but over at half time with Johan Micoud, Miroslav Klose and Torsten Frings having given the visitors a three-goal advantage.
Klose made the lead even more emphatic with 12 minutes to go and, although Halil Altintop pulled one back late on, it was Werder who had the last word through Jurica Vranjes.
Hamburg kept pace with Werder following a 3-1 win at Mainz. Raphael Wicky (43), Mehdi Mahdavikia (57) and Rafael van der Vaart (73) were on the scoresheet for the visitors with Peter Ruman grabbing what proved to be nothing more than a consolation.
Schalke lost ground on the early pace-setters following a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen. It could have been worse for the Royal Blues as Dimitar Berbatov fired Bayer ahead with just 17 minutes left, but Soren Larsen popped up five minutes from time to rescue a point.
Hannover kept up their unbeaten record, but claimed their first win of the season with a 2-0 home success over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Goals in either half from Jiri Stajner and Chavdar Yankov were enough to hand the hosts a win that moves them to fifth in the table.
Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld shared the spoils with Jon Dahl Tomasson and Roberto Pinto exchanging goals, while Borussia Monchengladbach saw off Duisburg with Oliver Neuville and Ze Antonio ensuring Uwe Mohrle's effort was in vain.
Click below for match summaries:
Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Schalke
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Duisburg
Kaiserslautern 1-5 Werder Bremen
Hannover 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz 1-3 Hamburg
Nurnberg 1-2 Bayern Munich
Stuttgart 1-1 Arminia Bielefeld