Bremen go top as Bayer slip up
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Thomas Zdebel's 65th minute goal was enough to give Bochum their first win of the season and condemn Bayer to their first defeat.
Weder capitalised on Bayer's slip-up to go top with Angelos Charisteas giving them the perfect start with the opener on 13 minutes.
Tim Borowski doubled the lead 15 minutes later and Brazilian ace Ailton added a third on 35 minutes to leave Schalke with a mountain to climb.
Nelson Valdez grabbed a fourth for Werder on 81 minutes two minutes before Victor Agali netted a late consolation for the visitors.
Stuttgart joined Werder at the top of the table with a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Kaiserslautern.
Jeronimo Cacau put the home side on their way with the opener after just eight minutes and Croatian international Zvonimir Soldo doubled the advanatage six minutes later to leave Kaiserslautern still without a point.
Borussia Dortmund suffered their first defeat of the season after losing 1-0 at Cologne.
Dirk Lottner grabbed the only goal of the game after 57 minutes to give the home side their first win of the season.
Freiburg recorded their first win of the season with an impressive 4-1 victory at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Zlatan Bajramovic put Freiburg in control with a quick-fire double (13, 28) and Andreas Zeyer addeda third on 34 minutes to put the game beyond doubt.
Arie van Lent pulled one back for the visitors on 68 minutes to give them up hope, but Alexander Iaschwili restored the three-goal cushion with Freiburg's fourth ten minutes from time.
1860 Munich beat Wolfsburg 1-0 in a fiery encounter at the Olympic Stadium with Danny Schwarz netting the only goal of the game.
Argentine ace Andres D'Alessandro was sent off after 40 minutes after picking up a second booking in a space of a minute.
The hosts made their numerical advantage count with Schwarz firing them in front on the hour mark before Daniel Borimirov for 1860 and Maik Franz saw red for the visitors four minutes later after a scuffle between the pair.
Eintracht Frankfurt picked up their first point of the season with a goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin.
Click on fixture for full match summary:
1860 Munich v Wolfsburg
Cologne v Borussia Dortmund
Eintracht Frankfurt v Hertha Berlin
SC Freiburg v Borussia M'gladbach
VFL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen
VfB Stuttgart v FC Kaiserslautern
Werder Bremen v Schalke