By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich beat Werder Bremen 2-1 at the Weser Stadion.Bayern Munich beat Werder Bremen 2-1 at the Weser Stadion in the top clash in Die Bundesliga.
Michael Ballack gave Munich the lead on 20 minutes and Bastian Schweinsteiger doubled the lead 15 minutes from time.
Miroslav Klose pulled a goal back for Bremen nine minutes from the end to set up a tense finish, but Bayern held on for the win to move into second spot in the table.
Wolfsburg consolidated their place at the top of the table with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Argentine ace Andres D`Alessandro fired Wolfsburg in front on 13 minutes, but their lead was short-lived as Oliver Neuville drew Monchengladbach level three minutes later.
Stefan Schnoor restored Wolfsburg's lead two minutes before the break and it proved to be the winner.
Bayer Leverkusen bounced back from their midweek UEFA Champions League defeat with a convincing 3-0 win over Hamburg at the BayArena.
Jacek Krzynowek broke the deadlock for Leverkusen after just ten minutes and Brazilian Juan added a second on 73 minutes.
Bulgarian ace Dimitar Berbatov wrapped up the win with the third, four minutes from time.
Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Nurnberg.
Nurnberg stunned the hosts with two quick-fire goals from Marek Mintal (23) Robert Vittek (25) but Dortmund fought back with Jan Koller (28,45) netting twice before half time
Hertha Berlin recorded their first win of the season with an impressive 2-0 success at Kaiserslautern.
Croatian international Niko Kovac gave the visitors the lead on 18 minutes and Christian Muller put the game beyond the hosts with the second two minutes after the restart.
Mainz continued their superb start to the season with a 2-1 win at Freiburg.
Fabian Gerber gave Mainz the lead on 22 minutes only for Levan Tskitshvili to equalise for Freiburg.
The game looked set to end all-square until Marco Rose popped up with the winner for Mainz in the dying seconds.
Hannover climbed off the bottom of the table with a superb 3-1 win at Hansa Rostock.
The visitors got off to a dream start with Fonseca Leandro (14) and Tranquillo Barnetta (23) putting them into a commanding two-goal lead.
Daniel Stendel made sure of the win for Hannover with the third five minutes from time meaning Razundara Tijkuzu's last-minute goal was nothing but a consolation.
Click on fixture for full match summary
Kaiserslautern 0-2 Hertha Berlin
Freiburg 1-2 FSV Mainz
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Nurnberg
Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Hamburg
Wolfsburg 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Hansa Rostock 1-3 Hanover 96
Werder Bremen 1-2 Bayern Munich