posted on May, 8 2005 @ 09:38 AM
Roy Makaay scored his second successive hat-trick for Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga Champions continued the celebrations with a 4-2 win at Mainz.
Makaay opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Benjamin Auer brought the home side level after 35 minutes. Michael Ballack restored Bayern's
advantage three minutes before the break, but Mainz refused to admit defeat and equalised again through Michael Thurk before Makaay made the
difference with two further goals in the 83rd and 89th minutes.
Schalke maintained their grip on second spot with a 2-0 win at Arminia Bielefeld - Brazilians Lincoln, from a penalty, and Ailton supplied the goals
for the Gelsenkirchen club.
Kevin Kuranyi struck the only goal for Stuttgart whose 1-0 win at home to Hannover kept them third - a spot that would mean a Champions League
Hertha Berlin beat Wolfsburg 3-1 to stay in contention for third spot. Martin Petrov opened the scoring for the Wolves before Arne Friedrich, Marcelo
Marcelinho (penalty) and Alexander Madlung all scored for the capital club.
Bayer Leverkusen picked up a 3-0 win at home to struggling Hansa Rostock with two goals from Dimitar Berbatov sandwiching one from Andrej Voronin.
Marek Mintal scored Nurnberg's second goal in a 2-1 win that leaves Bochum deep in trouble. The Slovak forward added to Markus Daun's earlier strike
for the men from Nuremberg. Martin Meichelbeck's late goal was in vain for Bochum.
Kaiserslautern beat already-relegated Freiburg 2-1 with goals from Stefan Blank and Ferydoon Zandi.
Zlatan Bajramovic netted for the doomed club.