By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich kept pace with Schalke as they beat Hansa Rostock 3-1 at home.Bayern Munich overtook Schalke at the top of the table as they beat Hansa Rostock 3-1 at home.
The UEFA Champions League quarter finalists fell behind after just quarter of an hour, as Rostock took the initiative through Uwe Mohrle.
Bayern pegged one back through Brazilian stopper Lucio, and completed the win through second half strikes from Claudio Pizzaro and Michael Ballack
Werder Bremen also kept their title hopes alive with a 2-1 win away at FC Nurnberg.
Bremen closed the gap on the leaders to six points courtesy of an Ivan Klasnic brace as the Croatian striker (pictured) netted twice before Stefan Kiessling pulled one back with 20 minutes to go.
Borussia Dortmund edged an entertaining 3-2 game against Hamburg at the AOL-Arena.
Czech international Tomas Rosicky opened the visitors' account after ten minutes before Hamburg hit back with strikes from Collin Benjamin and Stefan Beinlich.
Dortmund then came back from a goal down to snatch the win thanks to Lars Ricken and Ewerthon.
VFL Bochum helped their relegation hopes with a morale boosting 5-1 hammering of Wolfsburg.
The home side raced to a five goal lead with a Goncalves Edu brace and further strikes from Dariusz Wosz, Vratislav Lokvenc and Peter Madsen.
However Wolfsburg snatched a consolation through Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov.
Bayer Leverkusen remained in sixth despite overcoming Kaiserslautern 2-0 at the BayArena.
The home side sealed the points with a goal in each half from Jan Callsen-Bracker on quarter of an hour and Andrej Voronin just after the break.
Hertha Berlin moved up to fourth in the table with an impressive 3-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld.
Thorben Marx bagged a brace before the hour, and Yildray Basturk claimed a last gasp third to sustain their challenge for the European spots.
Borussia Monchengladbach failed to assuage their relegation fears as they fell 2-1 away to Hannover.
The vistors took the lead through Vaclav Sverkos, but then capitulated to allow Jiri Stajner and Vinicius Bergantin to award the home fans with three points.
Click below for individual match summaries:
Bayer Leverksuen 2-0 Kaiserslautern
Bayern Munich 3-1 Hansa Rostock
Hamburg 2-3 Borussia DortmundHannover 2-1 Borussia M'gladbach
Hertha Berlin 3-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Nurnberg 1-2 Werder Bremen
Bochum 5-1 Wolfsburg