Hamburger SV defeated promoted Eintracht Braunschweig 4-0 on Saturday to relieve the pressure on coach Thorsten Fink following the club's poor start to the Bundesliga.

Rafael van der Vaart poked home the opening goal in the seventh minute, Jacques Zoua made it 2-0 with a tap-in 10 minutes later, substitute Hakan Calhanoglu scored with 10 minutes remaining and then wrapped up his side's first win with a free kick in injury time.

Hannover defeated Mainz 4-1 to end the visitors' winning start to the season, Borussia Moenchengladbach beat Werder Bremen 4-1 for its second win of the season after four games, Wolfsburg defeated Hertha Berlin 2-0 at home, and Augsburg won 1-0 at Nuremberg, which had Javier Pinola sent off.

Schalke was to host Bayer Leverkusen in the late game.