Borussia Dortmund were reduced to 10 men as their grip on top spot in the Bundesliga weakened further in a thrilling 4-2 reverse at Hannover.
Dortmund were defeated in a hectic contest after Dan-Axel Zagadou was shown a straight red card for a trip on Jonathas, meaning reigning champions Bayern Munich can overthrow Peter Bosz’s men at the summit if they avoid defeat against RB Leipzig later on Saturday.
Jonathas broke the deadlock from the penalty spot and then turned provider for Ihlas Bebou to restore the hosts’ lead after Zagadou hit back with his first Bundesliga goal.
Andriy Yarmolenko struck a brilliant second equaliser, but Felix Kraus converted the free-kick that was awarded after Zagadou’s dismissal and Bebou wrapped up the points with four minutes remaining.
After taking 19 points from their first seven games of the league season, Dortmund have now lost two and drawn one of their last three fixtures to open the door for a rejuvenated Bayern.