By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Werder Bremen moved top of the table with a 6-2 victory over Nurnberg.Werder Bremen were the biggest winners of the day with a thumping 6-2 victory over Nurnberg to go top of the table.
The home side got off to a dream start with Miroslav Klose opening the scoring after just two minutes, but Stefan Kiessling drew Nurnberg level on 16 minutes.
Klose restored Werder's lead on 34 minutes and he completed his hat-trick five minutes later.
Markus Schroth pulled a goal back just before the hour mark, but Ivan Klasnic restored the two-goal cushion on 65 minutes.
Tim Borowski got in on the act with the fifth ten minutes from time and Klasnic completed the rout on 84 minutes.
Bayern Munich dropped into second spot after being held to a 1-1 draw at Schalke.
Roque Santa Cruz gave Bayern the lead on 19 minutes and that looked like being enough until Soren Larsen earned Schalke a point with a last-minute penalty and things got worse when Martin Demichelis was sent off.
Hamburg suffered their first defeat of the season after going down 1-0 at home to Wolfsburg.
Diego Klimowicz netted the only goal of the game on 19 minutes to inflict defeat on Hamburg.
Arminia Bielefeld climbed out of the bottom three with a 3-0 success over Hertha Berlin.
Marcio Borges broke the deadlock on 14 minutes and Heiko Westermann added a second two minutes later.
Sibusiso Zuma completed the scoring with the third on 52 minutes.
Mainz moved out of trouble at the wrong end of the table with an impressive 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Petr Ruman fired Mainz in front on 55 minutes and Michael Turk added a second from the penalty spot five minutes later.
Ruman grabbed his second on 75 minutes and although Tranquillo Barnetta pulled a goal back four minutes later Mainz held on for all three points.
An unfortunate own goal from Jeff Strasser earned Stuttgart a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Monchengladbach looked set to take all three points when Peer Kluge fired them in front on 19 minutes, but Strasser's own goal in the final minute gifted Stuttgart a point.
Kaiserslautern and Borussia Dortmund shared the spoils after a six-goal thriller at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion.
The game was all about Kaiserslautern's Halil Altintop and Borussia's Eby Smolarek who both netted hat-tricks.