posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 02:33 PM
Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach were both hit for six as Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin recorded their biggest Bundesliga wins of the
A brace from Miroslav Klose got Werder on their way at Freiburg, before an Angelos Charisteas hat-trick and a Johan Micoud strike wrapped up a 6-0
victory for the champions at Freiburg. Yildiray Basturk's first league goals for the club helped Hertha seal a 6-0 home triumph against
Monchengladbach. The Turkish midfielder scored twice in the last 20 minutes, after Guiseppe Reina, Nando Rafael and Alexander Madlung had put the
hosts in control. Marcelinho's ninth goal of the season completed the romp and moved Hertha up two places to seventh.
Stuttgart were also in fine goal-scoring form as they beat Bochum 5-2 at home. A Raymond Kalla own goal gave them a fifth-minute lead before Kevin
Kuranyi extended their advantage in the 23rd minute. Although the visitors levelled by the hour through Goncalves Edu and Marcel Maltritz, goals from
Aleksander Hleb, Silvio Meissner and a second for Kuranyi moved Stuttgart level on points with Schalke in second and closed the gap on Bayern Munich
to three points.
Bayern Munich the leaders from Bavaria endured a roller-coaster afternoon before a crowd of 74,359 in the local derby with Nurnberg at the Franken
Stadium - a match that finished 2-2. Marek Mintal put the hosts ahead after 23 minutes, stretching his goal tally for the season to 13, but just three
minutes later, Andreas Wolf was dismissed for deliberate handball and Roy Makaay equalised from the penalty spot. Substitute Ze Roberto's curling
free-kick put the visitors ahead on the hour-mark with his first touch. However, Nurnberg's Stefan Kiessling was then fouled by Hasan Salihamidzic who
was duly dismissed before Ivica Banovic (74) scored from the spot.
Hannover moved above Wolfsburg into fourth place with Steve Cherundolo and Daniel Stendel scoring either side of the break to give the visitors a 2-0
victory over Hamburg.
A last-gasp goal from Bayer Leverkusen's Franca meant Wolfsburg also sunk below Werder in the table. A fourth-minute opener by Diego Klimowicz put the
early-season pacesetters ahead but Andrej Voronin (46) and Franca (89) subjected the visitors to their third straight league defeat.
Antonio Di Salvo's 52nd-minute goal broke the deadlock for bottom club Hansa Rostock at Arminia Bielefeld but Patrick Owomoyela replied 12 minutes
later to give the hosts a point.