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Dortmund denied as Hertha hopes fade

Published: Sunday 18 April 2010, 20.30CET
A last-minute strike put a major dent in BV Borussia Dortmund's hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification while Hertha BSC Berlin are five points from safety after also drawing.
Dortmund denied as Hertha hopes fade
Vedad Ibišević (centre) and Mats Hummels (right) were both involved in the late equaliser ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 18 April 2010, 20.30CET

Dortmund denied as Hertha hopes fade

A last-minute strike put a major dent in BV Borussia Dortmund's hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification while Hertha BSC Berlin are five points from safety after also drawing.

BV Borussia Dortmund passed up the chance to rise to third in the Bundesliga as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hertha BSC Berlin also drew in their battle to avoid relegation.

Werder Bremen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen started Sunday two points ahead of the Ruhr club in the race for the third UEFA Champions League berth, meaning victory would have catapulted Jürgen Klopp's side into pole position with three games remaining.

Nelson Valdez's header after 57 minutes appeared sufficient for the home side but, with the game drifting towards its conclusion, Carlos Eduardo whipped in an 89th-minute cross and Vedad Ibišević stooped alongside Mats Hummels' outstretched boot to prise a damaging equaliser.

Hertha could have closed to within three points of safety had they won at Eintracht Frankfurt but they failed to build on a half-time advantage and were held to a 2-2 draw. Ümit Korkmaz cancelled out Gojko Kačar's opener but the capital club still held sway at the break thanks to Raffael.

However, their second lead proved as fragile as the first with Marco Russ on target for the ninth-placed hosts. With three matches to play, all against sides currently in the top four, Friedhelm Funkel's side have plenty to do to usurp two of the three sides on 28 points and earn Bundesliga survival.

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Results

German Bundesliga 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 06:00 CET

17/04/2011

DortmundDortmund3-0FreiburgFreiburg

Götze 23, Lewandowski 43, Grosskreutz 78

Venue: Dortmund

17/04/2011

BayernBayern5-1LeverkusenLeverkusen

Rolfes 7 (o.g.), Gomez 28, 44, 45+1, Ribéry 75

Derdiyok 62

Venue: Munich

16/04/2011

BremenBremen1-1SchalkeSchalke

Wagner 59

Edu 63

Venue: Bremen

16/04/2011

HamburgHamburg0-0HannoverHannover

Venue: Hamburg

16/04/2011

HoffenheimHoffenheim1-0EintrachtEintracht

Barbosa de Oliveira 78

Venue: Sinsheim

16/04/2011

WolfsburgWolfsburg2-2St PauliSt Pauli

Mandžukić 39, Polák 89

Naki 61, Lehmann 77

Venue: Wolfsburg

16/04/2011

KaiserslauternKaiserslautern0-2NürnbergNürnberg

Eigler 34, Mak 90+2

Venue: Kaiserslautern

16/04/2011

KölnKöln1-3StuttgartStuttgart

Novakovič 68

Träsch 51, Harnik 53, Kuzmanović 63 (p)

Venue: Cologne

15/04/2011

MainzMainz1-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Schürrle 87

Venue: Mainz

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