Borussia Dortmund responded to the news of Jurgen Klopp's imminent departure with a 3-0 victory over Paderborn,
Hertha Berlin and Cologne took a point each from their clash, with the goalless draw seemingly satisfying both sides.
Hannover missed a chance to pick up their first win of 2015 after being pegged back by Hertha Berlin for a 1-1 draw.
Schalke's hopes of a top-four finish receded further after a goalless draw at Augsburg on Sunday.
Hertha Berlin took a potentially decisive step away from the Bundesliga's relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Paderborn.
Sebastian Langkamp grabbed a last-gasp winner for Hertha Berlin as they piled the pressure on Hamburg with a 1-0 win.
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