Bundesliga round-up: Borussia Monchengladbach snatch dramatic draw against Hoffenheim
Last Updated: 17/03/18 8:18pm
Hoffenheim saw their European aspirations take a late hit after Borussia Monchengladbach came from behind three times to earn a 3-3 draw, snatching a point through a stoppage-time equaliser from Matthias Ginter.
The visitors took the lead through a powerful header from Benjamini Hubner, but Gladbach hit back when early substitute Josip Drmic tapped into an empty net to go into halftime all square.
Andrej Kramaric grabbed his seventh goal in seven matches to regain the lead for Hoffenheim, only for Lars Stindl to equalise once more with 17 minutes left, but Florian Grillitsch immediately replied to put Julian Nagelsmann's side 3-2 up.
Hoffenheim looked set to take all three points to move into the top six in the Bundesliga table, but Ginter popped up at the far post to turn in Raffael's cross and earn an unlikely point.
Schalke maintained their assault for Champions League football next season after sealing their fifth successive Bundesliga win at Wolfsburg.
Domenico Tedesco's side made the most of the home side's misfortune as Paul Verhaegh missed a second-half penalty before Robin Knoche put through his own net with four minutes remaining to gift Schalke a 1-0 victory.
Daniel Didavi went closest for the hosts in the first half but his header flew just wide of the far post before Matija Nastasic was denied by a great save from Koen Casteels at the other end of the pitch.
Wolfsburg had a great chance to break the deadlock after 76 minutes when Nastasic conceded a penalty, but Ralf Fahrmann came to his team-mate's rescue to dive low to his right and save Verhaegh's well-struck spot-kick.
However, the visitors snatched all three points when Breel Embolo's cross was diverted in by Knoche to move Schalke into second place in the league table.
Eintracht Frankfurt kept their Champions League hopes on track with a convincing 3-0 victory over struggling Mainz at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Kevin-Prince Boateng found the bottom corner with a first-time effort to put the hosts ahead after just six minutes before Ante Rebic teed up Luka Jovic to double Frankfurt's advantage midway through the first half with a calm finish.
Rebic went from provider to scorer to put Frankfurt in a commanding position on the stroke of half-time with a composed strike following a quick counter-attack, the home side moving up to fourth.
Second-bottom Hamburg remain seven points adrift of safety after Hertha Berlin came from behind to secure a 2-1 success.
Douglas Santos slotted home with a cool finish after 25 minutes, but Hertha responded with two goals in seven second-half minutes thanks to close-range finishes from Valentino Lazaro and Salomon Kalou to move 10 points clear of the drop zone.
A brace from Ishak Belfodil helped Werder Bremen to a 3-1 triumph at Augsburg to alleviate their relegation fears.
The Algerian forward set Bremen on their way with two first-half strikes and, although Rani Khedira halved the deficit shortly after the hour mark, Max Kruse restored the two-goal cushion with eight minutes remaining.