Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points with a third straight win as they beat Wolfsburg 2-0 on Saturday.
Kingsley Coman put Pep Guardiola’s men in front in the 66th minute, with Robert Lewandowski adding their second eight minutes later.
Hannover have suggested the Bundesliga relegation battle may indeed go down to the wire this season.
Two goals from captain Christian Schulz saw them come from behind to win 2-1 at Stuttgart to win their first game since November 28, end an eight-game losing streak and triumph for the first time since Thomas Schaaf took charge in the winter break.
With Werder Bremen held to a 2-2 draw at home to Darmstadt, the win lifts the Lower Saxony club to within four points of the relegation play-off berth and five from safety, before fellow strugglers Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt play on Sunday.
Bremen’s fans held up a banner saying that their patience was not indefinite ahead of their side’s draw, which was secured by a last-gasp Claudio Pizarro goal at the Weserstadion.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Hamburg and Ingolstadt ensured they remain well clear of the relegation drama with a 1-1 draw.
Hertha Berlin claimed a 1-0 win at Cologne on Friday night.
Vedad Ibisevic scored the only goal of the game to give Pal Dardai’s men victory.