Hertha Berlin look set to be relegated from the Bundesliga after being held to a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, with a match against league leaders Bayern Munich looming.
With three games left to go, Berlin are five points from safety and face Bayern at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on May 8, the last day of the season, and face second-placed Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen in the next fortnight. If Hertha are relegated, it would leave the German capital without a Bundesliga club for next season and would be a dramatic fall from grace for the club who were bidding for the league title last season.
Berlin took the lead in Frankfurt when Serbian midfielder Gojko Kacar scored with a header on 17 minutes, but Austrian striker Uemit Korkmaz equalised on 37 minutes. Frankfurt had the chance to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty, but Swiss midfielder Pirmin Schwegler fired wide on 42 minutes.
Berlin regained the lead when Brazilian striker Raffael scored less than a minute later, to add insult to injury, but Frankfurt had the last laugh when Marco Russ scored on 63 minutes.
Earlier, Hoffenheim earned a 1-1 draw at Dortmund after defender Mats Hummels scored an own-goal. Hummels' 89th-minute strike broke Dortmund hearts and saw his side miss out on claiming third behind Schalke 04, who are bidding for their first Bundesliga title.