Dortmund lose more ground
Borussia Dortmund lost more ground in the Bundesliga title race on Sunday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Darmstadt which left Bayern Munich four points clear.
Having also drawn 1-1 at Hoffenheim on Wednesday, Dortmund fell further behind champions Bayern ahead of next Sunday's top-of-the-table clash against the Bavarians at Munich's Allianz Arena.
Bayern are the only team in Germany's top flight to have won all seven league games so far.
Pep Guardiola's leaders are looking to become the first team to win four consecutive Bundesliga titles.
After Marcel Heller gave Darmstadt a shock lead, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looked to have sealed the hosts' comeback win with two second-half goals to maintain his record run having scored in each of Dortmund's first seven Bundesliga games.
With nine goals, Aubameyang is just one behind Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.
But Darmstadt captain Aytac Sulu rescued a point by stabbing home from a free-kick just before the final whistle as the Dortmund defence failed to react in time.
"Our problems came from the final free-kick, there were four or five players just standing around and that was no way to defend against a simple set-piece like that," fumed Dortmund captain Mats Hummels.
Earlier, midfielder Vladimir Darida rescued a point for Hertha Berlin with the late equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt after captain Alexander Meier gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half.
The point leaves Hertha sixth and Frankfurt 10th in the table.