In tonight’s only fixture, Köln won 1-0 at DFB-Pokal Finalists Fortuna Düsseldorf courtesy of a 5th-minute Mato Jajalo strike from the edge of the box.
The result lifts Köln out of the bottom three, leapfrogging Hannover who now occupy the relegation play-off spot above Fürth and Bochum.
The remaining sixteen teams in the Bundesliga all play on Saturday afternoon, with the pick of the ties being 3rd-place Mainz at home to Schalke, with the sides level on 56 points and only separated by a 2-goal difference.
Top plays bottom as Borussia Dortmund welcome VfL Bochum to Signal Iduna Park, while 2nd-place Bayern Munich travel to second-bottom Fürth. If Bochum lose and Hannover avoid defeat at home to Nürnberg then they’ll be the first side to be relegated.
Saturday 19th April DORTMUND - BOCHUM FRANKFURT - STUTTGART FURTH - BAYERN MUNICH HANNOVER - NURNBERG HAMBURG - FREIBURG LEVERKUSEN - MONCHENGLADBACH MAINZ - SCHALKE WOLFSBURG - WERDER BREMEN