By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich consolidated top spot whilst Werder Bremen continued to hit the goal trail.Bayern Munich consolidated their place at the top of Die Bundesliga, whilst Werder Bremen continued to hit the goal trail as they kept pace in third.
Felix Magath's side responded to the challenge laid down by Hamburg on Saturday as they triumphed 2-1 at home to Kaiserslautern.
It was a less than emphatic performance against the bottom side, and the crowd at the Allianz Arena would have been concerned when Boubacar Sanogo (39) cancelled out Michael Ballack's 26th minute opener.
However Dutch hit-man Roy Makaay ensured the Munich giants took all three points as he scored from the penalty spot nine minutes after the break, and Bayern pushed their luck when Oliver Kahn saved an Ervin Skerla spot kick just five minutes later.
Werder Bremen followed up their 5-1 UEFA Champions League destruction of Panathinaikos with a 4-1 away victory at relegation candidates FC Cologne.
In-form Bremen went behind after 24 minutes when Imre Szabics found the back of the net after 24 minutes, although defender Naldo drew them level ten minutes before the break.
Coach Thomas Schaaf, celebrating a new contract, then saw his side draw ahead as German international Miroslav Klose scored five minutes after half time, and an action packed finale saw Johan Micoud (90) and Klose again (91) add further gloss to the result.