By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hamburg maintained their pressure at the top with a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin.Hamburg maintained their pressure on leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin.
The home side had a two-goal lead inside the first 10 minutes, with Hamburg going in front thanks to a Dick van Burik own-goal.
Mehdi Mahdavikia then doubled Hamburg's advantage with a penalty, as they ended the match as a contest in the very early stages.
Hertha's hopes were made more difficult with the sending off of Marcelinho for two bookable offences seven minutes after the break and Yildiray Basturk's late reply for the Berliners proved not enough to turn things around in the end.
Marcelo Bordon's second half strike gave Schalke a 1-0 win over struggling Mainz, as they looked to keep pace with the Bundesliga's frontrunners.
Hannover held Borussia Monchengladbach to a 1-1 draw after Jiri Stajner's strike on 67 minutes cancelled out Carlos Kahe's 49th-minute opener for Gladbach.
Mario Gomez proved to be Stuttgart's hero, as his goal on 62 minutes gave the Swabians a 1-0 win at Wolfsburg.
Eintracht Frankfurt got goals from Francisco Copado (9) and Ioannis Amanatidis (84) to defeat ten-man Borussia Dormund 2-0.
Dortmund's Tomas Rosicky was sent off for two bookable offences in the second half.
Bayer Leverkusen and Nurnberg had to settle for a 1-1 draw on Saturday, with Bayer's Bernd Schneider cancelling out Markus Schroth's goal for the home side.
Finally, Duisburg and Arminia Bielefeld also had to also settle for a 1-1 draw, with Abdelaziz Ahanfouf having given Duisburg a half-time lead.
Fatmir Vata earned Arminia a point seven minutes after the break, but they failed to find a winner after Duisburg's Markus Kurth was sent off for a second bookable offence on 68 minutes.
Click below for match summaries:
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
Hamburg 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Hannover 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
MSV Duisburg 1-1 Arminia Bielefeld
Nurnberg 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Schalke 1-0 Mainz
Wolfsburg 0-1 Stuttgart