Greuther Fuerth remained rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga, staring relegation in the face, after going down 3-2 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The evening started well for the Bavarians when Nikola Djurdjic headed them in front in the second minute, but goals from Takashi Inui, Stefan Aigner and Alexander Meier turned the game around. Sercan Sararer brought Fuerth back to within a goal, but despite their efforts, they were unable to find an equaliser as they remain rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga, 14 points away from safety with seven games to go.
Frankfurt's win takes them up into fifth place, level on points with fourth-placed Schalke and still in the hunt for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.
In today's other Bundesliga match-up, Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking saw his side relinquish a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against former club Nurnberg.
Diego and Ivica Olic had put the Wolves into a commanding position, but Nurnberg mounted a spirited comeback to take a share of the spoils thanks to goals from Timmy Simons and Per Nilsson in the second half. The draw maintains Nurnberg's three-point advantage over their hosts with both sides at a safe distance from the Bundesliga relegation zone.