Aalen - A last-gasp leveller from Takuma Abe rescued VfR Aalen a point against fellow newly-promoted side SV Sandhausen 1916, who squandered a chance to move level on points with 16th-placed SG Dynamo Dresden.

While chances were at a premium Aalen's were able to capitalise on their pressure, securing a breakthrough on the half-hour mark, as Robert Lechleiter benefitted from an error in the visitor's defence. Goals from Andrew Wooten (70') and Juho Mäkelä (82') swung the game in Sandhausen's favour, but Abe's first goal of the season restored parity for Aalen, who are still without a win in 2013.