German Bundesliga Roundup, Nov. 21
Lukas Podolski converted a late penalty to give Cologne a 1-0 victory in Stuttgart and lift his team from last in the Bundesliga on Sunday, and Edin Dzeko salvaged a 1-1 draw for Wolfsburg at St. Pauli with a second-half goal.
Podolski scored after Milivoje Novakovic had been pulled down by Gregor Niedermeier in the 82nd minute.
Novakovic missed a one-on-one opportunity shortly before the final whistle when Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich stopped his shot. Stuttgart forward Pavel Pogrebnyak had hit the post before the goal.
Cologne moved past Borussia Moenchengladbach and is now next to last, equal on 11 points with Stuttgart, which hasn't beaten Cologne at home in 14 years.
St. Pauli ended a four-game losing run but had to settle for one point despite dominating most of the match against Wolfsburg.
St. Pauli forward Marius Ebbers hit the post with a header three minutes into the game, and teammate Markus Thorandt headed in his maiden Bundesliga goal in the 28th to put the home side ahead.
But Dzeko picked up a short pass from Diego inside the penalty box in the 54th to level with his ninth goal of the season.
Wolfsburg is 11th and St. Pauli 14th.
On Saturday, Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund rallied to win 2-1 at Freiburg for a record seventh straight away victory, and Bayer Leverkusen drew 1-1 with Bayern Munich. The draw dropped Leverkusen to third place.
Mainz reclaimed second spot by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-2, coming from behind to snap a three-game losing streak.
Dortmund has 34 points, seven more than Mainz and nine more than Leverkusen. Bayern, the defending champion, remained eighth, 14 points off the lead.