By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ten-man Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg were thumped 4-0 at Nurnberg.Wolfsburg had a miserable afternoon having a man sent off early in their 4-0 hammering at Nurnberg.
Talented Argentinian Andres D'Alessandro did his side no favours when getting sent off after just eight minutes and the hosts took advantage in style.
Marek Mintal bagged a hat-trick and Marcus Schroth added the gloss on a superb win for the hosts.
Bayern Munich were able to close the gap on the leaders courtesy of a 3-0 win at home over Hannover.
Claudio Pizarro grabbed an early strike and Roy Makaay and Paolo Guerrero added two more in the last ten minutes to seal the win.
Bayer Leverkusen also hit four past Freiburg despite going behind to Ismail Coulibaly's early strike for the visitors.
Paul Freier hit two goals in reply for Beyer with Jacek Krzynowek and Andrej Voronin completing the 4-1 win.
Arminia Bielefeld continued their impressive start to the season with a 1-0 win at home to Borussia Dortmund.
Delron Buckley struck the winner in just the seventh minute to see Arminia remain in mid-table but within touching distance of the top four.
Hertha Berlin needed a last minute Alexander Madlung strike to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Werder Bremen, who thought they had won the match when Angelos Charisteas scored with just ten minutes left.
Vaclav Sverkos gave Borussia Monchengladbach the lead at Mainz, but Nikolce Noveski earned a share of the spoils for the hosts.
Bochum also drew 1-1 at home to Kaiserslautern after Vratislav Lokvenc scored for the hosts to cancel out Herve Nzelo-Lembi's opener.
Arminia Bielefeld v Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen v Freiburg
Bayern Munich v Hannover
Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen
Mainz v B Monchengladbach
Nurnberg v Wolfsburg
Bochum v Kaiserslautern