Dortmund denied by late Diouf goal

Borussia Dortmund fell nine points back of leaders Bayern Munich on Sunday as a late goal from Hannover's Mame Biram Diouf forced the club to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Dortmund grabbed the lead midway through the first half when Lukasz Piszczek crossed the ball into the area for Robert Lewandowski, who slotted it home from four yards out.

Hannover pressed for the equalizer and Mats Hummels needed to clear a ball off the goal line from Jan Schlaudraff's shot to keep Dortmund in front, while Diouf spurned a great chance 12 minutes from time when he shot straight at goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller with the net at his mercy.

But the former Manchester United man atoned for the miss four minutes from time as a bicycle kick attempt from Didier Ya Konan fell to Diouf, who scored from six yards.

Monchengladbach 2, Eintracht 0

Monchengladbach, Germany - Eintracht's unbeaten run in the Bundesliga came to an end on Sunday as Monchengladbach snapped a five-match winless streak with a 2-0 home victory.

Juan Arango scored after eight minutes on a wonderful strike after Olivier Occean lost possession in his own half. Arango collected the ball and fired a rocket off the underside of the crossbar and into the net from 30 yards.

Luuk de Jong then tallied his second goal of the campaign for Monchengladbach when Havard Nordtveit's long ball found him in space and he hammered a shot past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to make it 2-0 to the home side at halftime.

The closest that Eintracht came to pulling a goal back arrived in the 56th minute when Stefan Aigner hit the crossbar.

Stuttgart 2, Bayer Leverkusen 2

Stuttgart, Germany - Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen played to a 2-2 draw on Sunday at Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium as Stefan Kiessling and Vedad Ibisevic scored two goals apiece.

Kiessling was the first to strike after 12 minutes, while Ibisevic canceled out the goal from the penalty spot seven minutes later.

Stuttgart grabbed the lead in the 55th minute with Ibisevic once again finding the net, only for Kiessling to hit for another goal in the 59th to earn his side a share of the spoils.