By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Werder Bremen took the honours in the top-of-the-table clash with Bayern Munich.
Werder Bremen took the honours in the top-of-the-table clash with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
The title rivals started the day level on points in the top two positions, but Werder prevailed 3-1 at the Weser Stadion.
Diego put the hosts in front on 11 minutes before Cameroon international Pierre Wome added a second on 34 minutes.
Within three minutes, Bayern had pulled a goal back courtesy of experienced Dutch marksman Roy Makaay.
But Bayern defender Lucio put through his own goal on 62 minutes to gift wrap the points to Werder.
Schalke keep pace with Werder on 16 points after a 2-1 home success over struggling Hannover.
Zlatan Bajramovic and Levan Kobiashvili scored inside the opening half-hour, while Hannover netted a second half consolation via Jan Rosenthal.
High-flying Alemannia Aachen were checked after slipping to a 2-1 home defeat to Energie Cottbus.
Aurel Reghecampf put the hosts ahead on 16 minutes, but goals from Vlad Munteanu (65) and Timo Rost (75) secured the points for the visitors.
A 72nd minute effort from Heiko Westermann clinched a 1-0 home triumph for Arminia Bielefeld over Mainz.
Mario Gomez's 31st minute strike for Stuttgart claimed a 1-1 draw away to Wolfsburg, who took the lead through Mike Hanke on 26 minutes.