Gladbach draw drops Dortmund fourth

Borussia Moenchengladbach went third in the Bundesliga on Sunday as their 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg knocked Borussia Dortmund out of the automatic UEFA Champions League places.

After Dortmund suffered a third straight home defeat against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, Gladbach's point - extending their unbeaten run to eight matches - was enough to see them move above last season's Champions League finalists.

Brazil midfielder Diego gave Wolves a 53rd-minute lead at Borussia Park on what was the last round of fixtures before the winter break.

But the hosts roared back with two goals in five minutes after Brazil's Raffael fired home with 59 minutes gone, then Venezuelan Juan Arango curled a direct free-kick inside the near post.

Wolves' Dutch striker Bas Dost grabbed the equaliser four minutes from time as he scored his first goal since returning from injury.

The point moves Gladbach up to third ahead of Dortmund, but leaves them 11 points adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich.

With Bayern away in Morocco winning Saturday's FIFA Club World Cup final, both their Bundesliga rivals Leverkusen and Dortmund suffered shock defeats. Bayern could go ten points clear if they beat Stuttgart in their catch-up fixture on 29 January.