Dortmund holds off Braunschweig

Borussia Dortmund claimed a 2-1 win over a stubborn Braunschweig side at Signal Iduna Park on Sunday with two goals in the final 15 minutes.

Dortmund pressed the Braunschweig defense for much of the first half and into the second, but failed to find the net until the 75th minute.

The frustration finally came to an end for the home side 15 minutes from time when Jonas Hofmann was able to beat Braunschweig goalkeeper Daniel Davari from a tight angle.

Hofmann had a hand in Dortmund's second goal as well, which arrived in the 86th minute, when he drew a foul on Braunschweig's Ermin Bicakcic inside the penalty area.

Marco Reus stepped forward and buried the spot kick to make it 2-0, while the visitors pulled a goal back in the 89th when Kevin Kratz headed home Mirko Boland's corner kick.

Nurnberg 2, Hertha Berlin 2

Nurnberg, Germany - Hertha Berlin was denied a second successive win by an 89th-minute equalizer from Nurnberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake as the two sides played to a 2-2 draw.

Nurnberg took a 1-0 lead into halftime through Josip Drmic, but Hertha came back after the break and tied the contest with a goal from Sami Allagui, who pounced on a loose ball inside the area and found the bottom corner of the net.

Hertha was poised to claim three points 12 minutes from time when Alexander Baumjohann was fouled inside the penalty area by Nurnberg's Javier Pinola, which allowed Ronny to fire home the go-ahead goal from the spot.

But Kiyotake salvaged a point for Nurnberg when he scored from a 25-yard free kick, giving his team a second successive draw.