By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
An early goal from Imre Szabics had the league leaders ahead, however they had to wait for in-form Kevin Kuranyi to clinch the match with a second after 69 minutes.
With Bayer Leverkusen not in action, Werder Bremen moved into second after a convincing 5-1 away win over Hannover.
A first half brace from Nelson Haedo-Valdez and third from Ivan Klasnic put the visitors in control at the half time interval.
Mohammadou Idrissou restored hope of an unlikely point when he pulled one back after 56 minutes, before Klasnic bagged his second and Fabian Ernst netted late on to seal the rout.
Hansa Rostock secured just their second win of the season in dramatic style beating Kaiserslautern 4-0 at the Ostseestadion.
Three goals in the first 33 minutes from Rene Rydlewicz and a brace from Antonio Di Salvo effectively sealed the encounter early on.
Just when it looked like it could not get worse for the visitors they found themselves a man down when Lucien Mettomo was sent off for picking up his second yellow card for foul and abusive language.
The rout was completed when Martin Max added a fourth with ten minutes remaining against the 10-man visitors.
Bochum's impressive start to the campaign continued after a 4-0 victory over struggling Cologne.
The match was effectively over at the break after Vahid Hashemian, Peter Madsen and Raymond Kalla put the home side in control.
Miroslav Stevic completed the rout with a last-gasp fourth for their sixth win over the season.
Borussia Monchengladbach remain in the drop zone following a last-gasp 2-1 defeat away to Hertha Berlin.
Vaclav Sverkos had the visitors ahead, however Carlo Luizao levelled matters minutes later.
Both sides looked set for one point a piece before Alexander Madlung won the match at the death.
Hamburg collected on their third win over the season after a 3-1 victory over 1860 Munich.
After a goalless first period Bernardo Romeo opened the scoring over for Danny Schwarz to reply swiftly.
Romeo's second was quickly followed by a Mehdi Mahdavikia penalty that clinched the points for the home side.
An Alexander Iaschwili hat-trick lifted Freiburg to a 3-2 win over Wolfsburg.
The three-goal hero bagged a first half brace (31, 33), however a Marko Topic strike pulled one back for the visitors.
Iaschwili's third had looked to seal a comfortable win, however Maik Franz pulled one back in stoppage time, however it proved nothing more than a consolation.
Click below for match summaries:
Bochum 4-0 Cologne
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Stuttgart
Freiburg 3-2 Wolfsburg
Hamburg 3-1 1860 Munich
Hannover 1-5 Werder Bremen
Hansa Rostock 4-0 Kaiserslautern
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
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