Bundesliga: Dortmund held to 1-1 draw in Hannover

Associated Press Modified: October 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm •  Published: October 7, 2012
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Defending Bundesliga champion Borussia Dortmund lost more ground to Bayern Munich when it conceded a late goal and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Hannover on Sunday.

Mame Biram Diouf scored in the 86th minute to earn the draw for Hannover, leaving Dortmund trailing Bayern by nine points.

Eintracht Frankfurt had its first loss of the season, losing 2-0 at Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen drew 2-2 in the day's third match.

Diouf failed to find the empty net less than 10 minutes earlier in the game, but reacted swiftly when given another chance. A deflected free kick was picked up by Didier Ya Konan, who attempted an overhead kick. It misfired but landed kindly for Diouf, who netted from close range.

Dortmund dominated the first half and went ahead in the 26th through Robert Lewandowski, who poked home a low cross from Lukasz Piszczek.

Piszczek hit the post in the 53rd but Hannover began to press harder in the second half and earned the point.

Bayern won its seventh straight in beating Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday. Dortmund remained fourth.

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