Bayern Munich are now four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga as the Miroslav Klose-Luca Toni double-act struck again to seal a 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

The duo now have 14 league goals between them after eight games and the pair combined again when German striker Klose's pass just before half-time gave Italian World Cup winner Toni his sixth goal in just seven games.

The win leaves Bayern undefeated after eight games and with a goal difference of 19 already, it is looking more and more likely they will be crowned German champions for the 21st time at the end of the season.

There was an upset when defending champions VfB Stuttgart were humbled by resurgent Hansa Rostock.

This was a third straight win for Rostock, runners-up in last season second division, having lost their first five games, and Stuttgart's fifth defeat in eight games.

Rostock took the lead when midfielder Tobias Rathgeb smashed home his free-kick on 16 minutes and Stuttgart were 2-0 down when Brazilian defender Orestes Alves scored two minutes later.

Germany's player of the year Mario Gomez hit a consolation goal in the 73rd minute, but it was a poor performance from the side who face Barcelona at home in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

There was a goal fest at Werder Bremen as they warmed up for their Champions League clash with Olympiacos on Wednesday night by hammering Arminia Bielefeld 8-1.

Bremen were 4-1 up at half-time and two goals from Hugo Almeida and two headers by Boubacar Sanogo, both of which were created by in-form midfielder Diego, who scored the last goal, sealed the rout. The win puts Bremen fifth in the table.

Hamburg conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with VfL Wolfsburg, while VfL Bochum slugged it with Nuremberg until a late goal by Nuremberg midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic gave the German Cup holders a point in the 3-3 draw.

Last season's second-division champions Karlsruhe are now up to third in the table and earned their fourth win from four games with a 3-1 win at home to Borussia Dortmund.

On Friday night, Schalke 04 maintained their unbeaten record with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin.

But it came at a price with their Turkish striker Halil Altintop limping off with a leg injury and will miss the next three weeks, including the Champions League game against Rosenborg on Wednesday.