Hannover snaps losing streak, Pizarro rescues point for Bremen

Hannover fell behind early Christian Schulz nodded in the leveller just past the half-hour mark and left it late to secure three crucial points, netting seven minutes from time to give Hannover its first victory since November 28.

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Hannover ended an eight game losing streak with a win over Stuttgart.

Christian Schulz scored twice as Hannover ended an eight-game losing run in the Bundesliga, with Stuttgart succumbing to a 2-1 loss.

Thomas Schaaf's rock-bottom visitor fell behind to Timo Werner's early opener, but Schulz proved the unlikely hero. The centre-back nodded in the leveller just past the half-hour mark and left it late to secure three crucial points, netting seven minutes from time to give Hannover its first victory since November 28.

That result saw Schaaf's men close the gap on 16th-placed Werder Bremen, who needed an 89th-minute Claudio Pizarro goal to secure a 2-2 draw at home to Darmstadt.

Sandro Wagner's penalty and Aytac Sulu's strike looked to have given Darmstadt its third away win in four matches, but the veteran Pizarro turned in a last-gasp corner to ensure the spoils were shared.

Elsewhere, Hamburg drew 1-1 with Ingolstadt.