Borussia Monchengladbach boosted their goal difference to move above Bayer Leverkusen to third in the Bundesliga on Wednesday night thanks to a 4-1 win over bottom-placed Werder Bremen.
Max Kruse, Oscar Wendt, Christoph Kramer and Branimir Hrgota all found the back of the net in a comprehensive win for Lucien Favre's side with Zlatko Junuzovic scoring Bremen's consolation.
To make matters worse for the visitors, they ended the game with 10 men after Luca Caldirola was given his marching orders.
Werder Bremen and Hannover shared six goals at the Weserstadion on Saturday in a northern Germany derby which ended all square.
Lars Stindl gave visiting Hannover the lead in the 12th minute, but a Zlatko Junuzovic free-kick levelled matters before the break.
Melvyn Lorenzen scored his first professional goal to put Bremen in front, but two goals in as many minutes from Joselu turned the game on its head before teenager Davie Selke grabbed a late equaliser to salvage a 3-3 draw for the home side.
Thomas Schaaf picked up a bittersweet Bundesliga victory over his former club Werder Bremen as Eintracht Frankfurt triumphed 5-2 at the Waldstadion.
Alexander Meier scored twice and Haris Seferovic, Stefan Aigner and Marc Stendera were also on target for the Eagles, who climbed to seventh in the table, leaving Bremen, for whom Theodor Gebre Selassie and Luca Caldirola scored, inside the bottom three.
Schaaf, who spent over four decades with Bremen, and 14 as their coach until May 2013, will have...