By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich moved back into second as Energie Cottbus shot up the table.
Bayern Munich moved back into second in Die Bundesliga as Energie Cottbus shot up the table.
Reigning champions Bayern's attempts to keep pace with in-form Werder Bremen were boosted by a 2-0 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt, who suffered a first defeat of the campaign.
Dutch duo Roy Makaay and Mark van Bommel proved the difference with first-half goals, while Frankfurt had Aleksander Vasovski sent off in the second period.
Cottbus climbed from 11th in the table to fourth position after a 2-0 home success over previously third-placed Hertha Berlin.
Daniel Gunkel broke the deadlock on 65 minutes before Hertha had Solomon Okoronkwo sent off on 77 minutes.
With seven minutes left, Shao Jiayi sealed the points for Cottbus and a meteoric rise up the standings.
Nurnberg are now the only unbeaten side in the division after a 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund proved to be their seventh stalemate of the season.
Jawhar Mnari's penalty on 59 minutes put Nurnberg ahead, but Tinga equalised for Dortmund with three minutes remaining.
Mike Hanke's 25th minute effort clinched a 1-0 win for Wolfsburg at bottom club Bochum.
Hamburg are still waiting for a second win of the season after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Hannover.
Marko Babic put Bayer Leverkusen in front on 12 minutes at Borussia Monchengladbach and the points were made safe by Andrei Voronin's goal on 74 minutes.
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Bayern Munich 2-0 Frankfurt
Borussia M'Gladbach 0-2 Leverkusen
Cottbus 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Hamburg 0-0 Hannover
Nurnberg 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
Bochum 0-1 Wolfsburg