BERLIN (AFP) – Paderborn claimed a 2-1 comeback win at mid-table Hanover 96 on Sunday to break their 10-match winless streak and climb out of the Bundesliga’s relegation places.
Hanover took the lead at home when Brazilian defender Marcelo fired home on 66 minutes, but Paderborn roared back with two goals in seven minutes to take the three points.
Replacement striker Srdjan Lakic levelled just a minute after coming on and his 72nd-minute header was followed up when Alban Meha found the back of the net with a free-kick on 79 minutes.
It was Paderborn’s first win since the start of November and saw them climb from 17th before kick-off to 12th.
Earlier, Freiburg had briefly escaped the bottom three with a 2-0 win at Hertha Berlin in Sunday’s basement battle.