Defending champions Borussia Dortmund stayed fourth in the Bundesliga on Sunday after Hannover's Mame Biram Diouf levelled the match late to seal a 1-1 draw and share the points.
Hannover have not lost at home in the Bundesliga for nearly 18 months and ex-Manchester United striker Diouf rescued their proud record at the AWD-Arena with an 86th-minute equaliser as the hosts finished with a flurry. With Bayern Munich five points clear at the top of the table after their 2-0 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday gave them a Bundesliga record-equalling seventh straight victory, Dortmund are now nine points behind the side.
Dortmund took an early lead when defender Lukasz Piszczek found some space in the Hannover penalty area and squared to his Polish team-mate Robert Lewandowski who fired home on 26 minutes. Hannover had their chances to equalise with Ivory Coast striker Didier Ya Konan, then second-half replacement Diouf only being denied by good work from the solid Dortmund defence.
The equaliser came in the 86th minute when Ya Konan fired in a shot which Diouf managed to latch onto to stab the ball past the despairing Dortmund defence and goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.