The home side almost broke the deadlock as early as the fourth minute when Nils Petersen jumped high in the area, only to see his header turned onto the post by Rene Adler in the Hamburg goal.
Werder Bremen had a great chance to take the lead when they were awarded an penalty on 42 minutes. Hunt stepped up to take it, but Alder guessed right and pulled off the save.
The second half was no more than six minutes old when the hosts were awarded their second penalty of the afternoon, and Hunt redeemed himself for his early miss, firing home for 1-0.
Hamburg's Ivo Ilicevic squandered an opportunity to draw his side level on 65 minutes, and lived to regret it when Nils Petersen struck to double the home side's lead two minutes later.