Paderborn picked up a crucial three points in their battle to avoid relegation after beating Augsburg 2-1.
Schalke's hopes of a top-four finish receded further after a goalless draw at Augsburg on Sunday.
Augsburg drew 0-0 with Schalke, a result which helps neither side in their respective quests for a place in Europe.
Freiburg picked up a crucial win in their battle against relegation with a 2-0 victory over Augsburg.
Augsburg's hopes of playing in Europe next season suffered a setback as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Mainz.
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