Borussia Dortmund failed to take a firm grip on third place as they were held to a goalless home draw by Cologne.
Hoffenheim, two points behind them in fourth, can take advantage with victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, although the point did guarantee a top-four finish for Dortmund.
The draw also extended their unbeaten record at home to 36 games.
Dortmund had scored in their previous 21 games but struggled to break down a defensively minded Cologne side as they struggled to find the required...
Borussia Dortmund's streak of scoring in each of their past 21 league matches came to an abrupt halt as they could not find a way past a defensively sound Cologne, and a scoreless draw was the consequence.
If you don't score yourself, a point is the maximum.
Dortmund were feeling their cup hangover after winning 3-2 at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. After some promising opportunities in the opening quarter of an hour on Saturday, the Black and Yellows dropped off severely,...
"It sure won't hurt," Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel said at Friday's pregame news conference of how Wednesday's 3-2 cup win against Bayern Munich would help give his team a boost for the rest of their campaign. "There is no question that wins as special [as Wednesday's] are a validation and give us a lot of confidence for the upcoming tasks."
Saturday's matchup at the Westfalenstadion against FC Cologne will be all about protecting third place, something Borussia Dortmund managed to...
Thomas Tuchel has said it would be "sad" if Borussia Dortmund's DFB Pokal win over Bayern Munich was made the main reason for giving him a new deal.
Having joined BVB on a three-year deal in summer 2015, Tuchel and the club put back talks about a new deal until the summer.
On Wednesday, Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Allianz Arena, with Tuchel praised for changing to a 4-1-4-1 formation at half-time.
But speaking at his prematch news conference ahead of Saturday's match against Cologne,...