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.
Wolfsburg kept up the pressure on Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga with victory in the Lower Saxony derby at Hannover.
Kevin De Bruyne gave the Wolves the lead early on, but Joselu levelled for the home side just before half-time.
Bas Dost restored Wolfsburg's lead before Maximilian Arnold completed the victory which keeps the Wolves breathing down the back of Bayern's neck.
Hannover could have made a flying start, but Hiroshi Kiyotake's shot was parried by Diego Benaglio and Robin Knoche...
Hoffenheim got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 4-3 win over Hannover, which took them above their opponents to seventh in the Bundesliga.
Pirmin Schwegler and Kevin Volland gave Hoffenheim a two-goal lead, but Hannover hit back through Lars Stindl just before half-time and Joselu not long after.
Eugen Polanski and Niklas Sule re-established a two-goal lead for Markus Gisdol's men, but Stindl gave Hannover some hope late on.
Hoffenheim did not relinquish their lead this time, though, as they...