BERLIN (AP) -- Claudio Pizarro scored one goal and set up another for Werder Bremen to beat Hannover 3-0 on Sunday and remain in the Bundesliga's last European place.
Hannover missed a host of early chances to take the lead. Pizarro, who had earlier drawn a great save from Ron-Robert Zieler, made the visitors pay when he scored his 16th goal of the season in the 31st minute.
Mehmet Ekici's free kick enabled Sebastian Proedl to make it 2-0 with a header in the 49th. Pizarro then sent Markus Rosenberg through to slot the ball under Zieler's legs seven minutes later.
Bremen remains sixth while Hannover is four points behind in seventh place.
Schalke was scheduled to host Hamburger SV later Sunday.