By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hertha Berlin registered a 1-0 win at Cologne, while Stuttgart bagged a vital win.Hertha Berlin's good run of form continued with a 1-0 win at Cologne, while Stuttgart secured a vital victory.
Only Bayern Munich have beaten Hertha this term and Alexander Madlung's effort on 52 minutes ensured that stat remained true.
The three points keep Hertha within hailing distance of leaders Hamburg at this early stage in the season.
Jon Dahl Tomasson's early strike handed Stuttgart a much-needed 1-0 win over Kaiserslautern.
The knives have been sharpened behind the back of coach Giovanni Trapattoni in recent weeks, but the victory over the Red Devils hands him some breathing space.