Freiburg let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 against Hannover and remain rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga for the winter, allowing Borussia Dortmund to breathe a small sigh of relief on Sunday evening.
Goals from Mike Frantz and Marc-Oliver Kempf put Christian Streich's men on course for all three points, abut Leonardo Bittencourt made things interesting in the final seven minutes and Joselu snatched the Reds a point in stoppage time.
The draw means Freiburg remain with Dortmund, Werder Bremen,...
Hannover got back to winning ways at the Niedersachsenstadion with a 2-0 win over Augsburg, who have now lost two in a row.
Salif Sane celebrated his return to the Hannover team with the opening goal before Joselu converted a controversial penalty to make it two and secure victory.
Augsburg tried to respond, but could do nothing to avert a second straight defeat and saw their advantage over their hosts reduced to a single point.
Sane gave Hannover the lead when he, without knowing, diverted a Hiroshi...
Werder Bremen and Hannover shared six goals at the Weserstadion on Saturday in a northern Germany derby which ended all square.
Lars Stindl gave visiting Hannover the lead in the 12th minute, but a Zlatko Junuzovic free-kick levelled matters before the break.
Melvyn Lorenzen scored his first professional goal to put Bremen in front, but two goals in as many minutes from Joselu turned the game on its head before teenager Davie Selke grabbed a late equaliser to salvage a 3-3 draw for the home side.