Derby win lifts Eintracht
Eintracht Braunschweig gave boosted their own survival hopes after a 3-0 win over Hannover at the Eintracht Stadion.
Domi Kumbela, Havard Nilsson and Jan Hochscheidt were on target as Torsten Lieberknecht's men completed the double over their local rivals and moved to within two point of safety with their biggest win of the season.
Hannover, who ended the game with 10 men after Andre Hoffmann was shown a red card, now have to look over their shoulders heading into the final five games of the season, with only two points separating them from the bottom three.
Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim shared the points from a 1-1 draw at the Olympiastadion to remain locked together in mid-table.
Sami Allagui gave Hertha a flying start in front of almost 44,000 spectators, but Eugen Polanski levelled before the break.
An injury to Hoffenheim goalkeeper Koen Casteels overshadowed the second half and gave Alexander Stolz his Bundesliga debut at the age of 30, and he excelled to ensure his side a point.