Werder were hammered 4-1 on Monday behind closed doors by Bayer Leverkusen, whose Germany forward Kai Havertz scored two goals to seal Bremen's seventh straight home defeat.
The Germany global scored twice for his side to help them to a 4-1 win.
Havertz has already been linked to a host of top European clubs, with Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly showing an interest in the German.
After registering a commanding win over Werder Bremen, Bayer Leverkusen's Kerem Demirbay hailed the club for delivering a "very impressive performance"."We definitely wanted to win this game and we did that really well".
Theodor Gebre Selassie levelled two minutes later with a cheeky back-heel from six metres after Leonardo Bittencourt swung in a corner, but more slack defending by Bremen allowed the visitors to nose ahead again in the 33rd minute.
With no spectators present in the stadium as part of the COVID-19 precautions, the game descended into a lull before a frantic five-minute spell produced three goals midway through the first half.
Leading his team to within a point of Leipzig, Havertz was the star of the show at an empty Weserstadion, scoring his 11th and 12th goals in all competitions this season, having netted 20 times last term.
Peter Bosz's side wrapped up a comfortable victory with second-half goals from Mitchell Weiser and Demirbay. "Now we want to carry on at Monchengladbach on Saturday", Havertz said.It was Bayer Leverkusen's first match after the resumption of the Bundesliga. It should be one of the games of the weekend, with a win for Leverkusen taking them into the top four and potentially above both Monchengladbach and Leipzig.