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Bremen, Gladbach bag victories

Borussia Monchengladbach moved into the thick of the race for a Champions League place with a 3-1 win over relegation-threatened Hamburg.

The Foals had to battle back from going behind to Jacques Zoua's 28th-minute strike and it took a goal against the run of play from Filip Daems to level the game before half-time.

Two quick-fire goals in the second half from Raffael and Alvaro Dominguez ended Hamburg's hopes of getting something out of the game and edged Monchengladbach three points behind fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Hamburg's defeat by two goals meant they slipped below Stuttgart into an automatic relegation berth.

A last-gasp Sebastian Prodl winner earned Werder Bremen all three points in a 2-1 northern Germany derby at Hannover.

The hosts took the lead just before the break at the Niedersachsenstadion through Szabolcs Huszti, but Franco Di Santo levelled for the visitors.

In a game which could have gone either way, Prodl headed in a winner in the 90th minute to give Bremen a boost in their battle against relegation.