By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich moved back to the top of the Bundesliga after a 4-0 win over Duisburg.Champions Bayern Munich moved back to the top of the Bundesliga after a 4-0 win over Duisburg.
Manchester United target Michael Ballack opened the scoring at The Allianz Arena just before the half hour mark.
Then Brazilian Ze Roberto doubled their advantage just moments later.
South American pairing Roque Santa Cruz (59) and Claudio Pizarro (90) completed the win with second half strikes.
Werder Bremen surrendered top spot after they were held to a 0-0 draw at Hannover.
Werder were even hanging on towards the end after Jurica Vranjes was dismissed with ten minutes left.
Schalke missed the chance to close on the top three as they played out a goalless draw with Wolfsburg.
Borussia Monchengladbach's fine start to the season continued with a 4-1 win over Kaiserslautern at The Borussia Park.
Jeff Strasser (11) fired Borussia ahead but Mihael Mikic levelled for the visitors.
Borussia were back ahead when Timo Wenzel put through his own net on 31 minutes and then it was three when Carlos Kahe fired home.
Oliver Neuville sealed the win seven minutes from time,
A remarkable match at Eintracht Frankfurt saw the home side grab a very good 6-3 success over Cologne.
Early goals from Ioannis Amanatidis (2) and Marko Rehmer (8) sandwiched an effort from Albert Streit (5) to make it 2-1 to the home side.
Frankfurt, though, were well in control by the interval as Christian Chris (28) and Benjamin Kohler (35) added to their advantage.
Lukas Podolski pulled one back from the penalty spot (53) for Cologne, but the game was put beyond any doubt by Alexander Meier on 77 minutes.
Cha Doo-ri (89) added another for Frankfurt, before Alpay fired home in the final minutes to give Cologne a third.
Hertha Berlin grabbed a comfortable 3-1 win over lowly Mainz at The Olympic Stadium.
Brazilian Marcelinho grabbed a first half double (6 & 34) before Marko Pantelic fired home midway through the second period.
Manuel Friedrich grabbed a consolation late on for Mainz but it was too little too late for the visitors.
Arminia Bielefeld scored two goals in the final minute to grab a 3-2 win at bottom of the table Nurnberg.
Nurnberg had led twice only to be pegged back each time. Dominik Reinhardt opened the scoring after just two minutes, but Michael Fink levelled.
With just seven minutes left Ivo Banovic's goal looked to be enough for the home side, but Arminia had other ideas as Diego Leon (89) and then Sibusiso Zuma scored to grab an unlikely victory.
Click below for match summaries:
Bayern Munich 4-0 MSV Duisburg
Borussia Monchengladbach 4-1 Kaiserslautern
Eintracht Frankfurt 6-3 Cologne
Hannover 0-0 Werder Bremen
Hertha Berlin 3-1 Mainz
Nurnberg 2-3 Arminia Bielefeld
Wolfsburg 0-0 Schalke