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Hamburg and Augsburg pulled away from the drop zone with much-needed wins over Hannover and Wolfsburg respectively, while Stuttgart strengthened their grip on fifth place

Stuttgart 4-1 Werder Bremen


Stuttgart all but confirmed their involvement in next season's Europa League with a convincing 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen, who are now without a win in their last six games.

Both teams made a steady start to the encounter, and it was the visitors who made it count, with Markus Rosenberg edging his side in front just before the half-hour mark. However, the lead was short lived, as a Christian Gentner strike put the hosts back on level terms.

Goals either side of the break from Martin Harnik gave Bruno Labbadia's side a commanding lead, and Cacau rounded off the victory with a late effort.

Werder Bremen have now slipped out of the Europa League spots after another disappointing result, while Stuttgart's fifth place finish seems to be assured.
Schalke 1-2 Dortmund


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Hamburg 1-0 Hannover
Hamburg halted their fall towards the drop zone with a much-needed 1-0 victory at home to Hannover.

Thorsten Fink's men had won just two games since the beginning of February, but took an early lead against Mirko Slomka's side when Son Heung-Min edged his team ahead.

The South Korean's strike was enough to give his side a win, and move five points clear of Koln, who occupy the relegation play-off spot. Hannover remain in seventh, with a good chance of Europa League qualification.
Kaiserslautern 0-2 Nurnberg
Kaiserslautern are guaranteed to finish in the bottom three, after slipping to a 2-0 defeat at home to Nurnberg.

The hosts have failed to win a league match since October, and were on their way to another loss as Daniel Didavi put the Bavarians ahead just before half time. After the break, the hosts mustered a few shots on goal, but were consigned to defeat when Tomas Pekhart doubled his side's advantage with a quarter of an hour remaining.

Nurnberg, meanwhile, need just one more point to ensure Bundesliga status for another season.
Wolfsburg 1-2 Augsburg


Augsburg opened up a five-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg.

Torsten Oehrl put the Bavarians ahead after just 13 minutes, but the in-form Patrick Helmes strengthened his case for a Germany re-call, netting the equaliser just before the hour mark.

Both sides had numerous chances to grab the lead in the second half, but it was not until the the 88th minute that the visitors secured a much-needed victory thanks to a Sebastian Langkamp strike.
Leverkusen 3-3 Hertha Berlin


Hertha Berlin grabbed a crucial point in their bid for Bundesliga survival, but will regret conceding a late equaliser to Bayer Leverkusen.

The hosts were cruising after goals from Andre Schurrle and Stefan Kiessling either side of half-time, but, staring into the abyss, Otto Rehhagel sent on Tunay Torun and Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

Lasogga pulled one back, but Rehhagel's side's task was made all the harder when Levan Kobiashvili was dismissed. However, a quick-fire double from Tunay looked to have given the visitors a much-needed victory, but Kiessling grabbed the equaliser for Sami Hyypia's men with just five minutes remaining.

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