Bundesliga round-up: Bayern Munich close gap on leaders Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund throw away three-goal lead at home to Hoffenheim
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 09/02/19 9:35pm
Borussia Dortmund blew a 3-0 lead at home to Hoffenheim to draw 3-3 and see their Bundesliga lead cut to five points.
The leaders had appeared to be cruising to another win thanks to England winger Jadon Sancho, who had a goal disallowed before he opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark.
Mario Gotze doubled Dortmund's lead and Raphael Guerreiro made it 3-0 in the 66th minute before the visitors launched their spectacular recovery.
Ishak Belfodil scored an apparent consolation in the 79th minute, Pavel Kaderabek grabbed his side's second seven minutes from time, then Belfodil headed home in the 87th minute to secure a dramatic point.
Bayern Munich took full advantage to close in on their title rivals but they were made to work hard for their 3-1 win over Schalke.
The home side started well and grabbed an 11th-minute lead through Jeffrey Bruma's own goal, but Schalke hit back and Ahmed Kutucu levelled on 25 minutes after a classic counter-attack.
Schalke stayed level for all of two minutes before Robert Lewandowski put Bayern back in front, but the visitors missed a series of chances to level before Serge Gnabry made the game safe for Bayern midway through the second half.
Third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach crashed to a 3-0 home defeat against Hertha Berlin.
Salomon Kalou scored the only goal of the first half and the visitors pressed home their advantage after the interval, with further strikes from Ondrej Duda and Davie Selka.
Hannover moved off the bottom of the Bundesliga table as Nicolai Muller scored twice in a 2-0 win over 10-man Nurnberg.
The visitors were forced to play the majority of the match with 10 men after the 11th-minute dismissal of Simon Rhein, with one goal in each half consigning Nurnberg to the foot of the table.
Freiburg came from behind three times to grab a 3-3 draw at home to Wolfsburg.
Vincenzo Grillo cancelled out Jerome Roussillon's early strike for Wolfsburg, then Nils Petersen made it 2-2 after Wout Weghorst's penalty had put the visitors back in front.
Wolfsburg took the lead for the third time through Renato Steffen in the 74th minute, but Luca Waldschmidt ensured a share of the points with his side's third three minutes from time.
RB Leipzig protected fourth place after a goalless home draw against their nearest challengers Eintracht Frankfurt.