Paderborn came from behind to move out of the relegation zone and above their hosts Freiburg with a 2-1 win at the Dreisamstadion.
There was no indication of what was to come when Nils Petersen gave Freiburg the lead just before half-time.
But a second-half comeback with two goals from substitute Lukas Rupp earned Paderborn a precious win which dragged Freiburg back into danger.
With just two points separating Freiburg, above the relegation zone before kick-off, from Paderborn, who were just below the...
Freiburg fought back from two goals down to snatch a point at 10-man Stuttgart in a dramatic Baden-Wurttemberg derby.
Daniel Ginczek and Martin Harnik put Stuttgart in command in a dominant first half from the hosts, but it was a different story in the second half.
Nils Petersen scored either side of a red card for Adem Hlousek as Freiburg maintained their three-point advantage over their local rivals at the foot of the table with a 2-2 draw.
It was every bit a derby atmosphere both on and off the field...
Freiburg's comeback fell short as they went down 3-2 at home to Mainz on Saturday.
Two goals from Shinji Okazaki gave Mainz an advantage at the break, but Admir Mehmedi gave Freiburg hope with just under 10 minutes left.
Yunus Malli restored Mainz's two-goal cushion three minutes later and it proved to be a crucial goal as Jonathan Schmid's effort at the death for Freiburg was too little too late.
Freiburg showed the confidence they had gained from picking up seven points from their last three games...
Schalke's hopes of playing in the Champions League next season suffered a near-decisive setback as they were held to a goalless draw at home by struggling Freiburg.
The fans made their feelings clear at the final whistle with the Royal Blues struggling to create any chances and seeing their deficit on the top four grow to 10 points, with only six games remaining.
Freiburg were very disciplined defensively and, after missing the best chance of the game from the penalty spot, they came away with as much...