By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hamburg's title hopes were dealt a hammer blow as they were beaten by Nurnberg.Hamburg's title hopes were dealt a hammer blow as they were beaten by Nurnberg.
Bayern Munich's impressive win on Friday threw the gauntlet down to Hamburg, but they failed to answer back as Nurnberg claimed the three points.
It all looked good for Hamburg shortly after the hour as Andreas Wolf put through his own net to hand the visitors the lead, but Nurnberg rallied and goals by Ivan Saenko and Stefan Kiessling secured the points.
Stuttgart failed to build on their promising end to last year as they were beaten at home by Duisburg.
Giovanni Trapattoni appeared to turn their season around in December, but they were undone by Duisburg who sealed the win thanks to a goal on 43 minutes by Marco Caligiuri (pictured).
Caligiuri only joined Duisburg from Stuttgart in midweek, with his fine goal stunning his former employers.
The victory could prove vital to Duisburg's battle against the drop as if lifts them three points clear of basement boys Kaiserslautern.
Mainz eased their relegation fears and heaped more pressure on Cologne when claiming a 4-2 win.
Michael Thurk fired Mainz ahead early on, but Cologne fought back and goals either side of half time from Lukas Podolski and Matthias Scherz put them in the driving seat.
The visitors failed to kill off the contest and a second from Thurk and goal from Mohamed Zidan turned the game back in Mainz's favour and they sealed the victory when Benjamin Auer netted three minutes from time.
Bayer Leverkusen bounced back from a goal down to get the better of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Ioannis Amantidis handed the visitors a half-time advantage, but the home side rallied after the interval and goals from Paul Freier and keeper Hans-Jorg Butt, the latter from the penalty spot, secured the points.
Borussia Dortmund came from a goal down to claim a 3-2 home win over Wolfsburg.
The Wolves led early on through Mike Hanke, but BVB rallied and goals from Christian Worns and Eby Smolarek had them in front at the break.
A third from Salvatore Gambino handed the home side a cushion and although Diego Klimowicz set up a tense finish when reducing the arrears, Dortmund held on.
An injury-time goal from Dick van Burik earned Hertha Berlin a point from their home game with Hannover. The visitors had led for long spells through Christoph Dabrowski.