By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayer Leverkusen beat Hannover 3-0, while Hertha Berlin drew 2-2 with Bochum.Bayer Leverkusen ensured Hannover did not celebrate the opening of their stadium in style, as they beat the hosts 3-0.
The visitors dampened the spirits of the expectant home crowd inside the AWD Arena, with the opening goal from Andrej Voronin on 18 minutes.
Bulgarian international Dimitar Berbatov doubled the lead for Bayer on 36 minutes.
Paul Freier wrapped up the convincing win for the visitors on 58 minutes to keep them in touch with the leading pack.
Hertha Berlin missed the chance to climb up to fourth spot after being held to a 2-2 draw at Bochum.
The visitors raced into a two-goal lead early on - thanks to goals from Nando Rafael (3) and Gilberto (16).
Bochum refused to lie down and pulled a goal back six minutes before the break, with Peter Madsen converting from the penalty spot.
Giant Czech Vratislav Lokvenc earned Bochum a point with an equaliser 11 minutes from time.
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