Aalen – FC Energie Cottbus ended a nine-game losing streak by snatching a last-gasp 2-2 draw at VfR Aalen on Matchday 21.

Substitute Sven Michel struck in the third minute of added time to earn Stephan Schmidt's side their first point since Matchday 11 and give them a glimmer of hope in the battle against the drop, where they remain eight points adrift at the foot of the standings. Aalen meanwhile missed out on the opportunity to haul themselves further clear of the relegation zone and are still just three points clear of second-bottom place.

Sascha Traut got the hosts off to the ideal start with the opener after just four minutes but all of six minutes later a fellow defender from the opposition ranks, Uwe Möhrle, pulled Cottbus level. It was still one apiece with nine minutes to go, when Oliver Barth nabbed what looked like being the winner for VfR. Right at the death however, Michel managed to nod the ball over the line after two of his teammates had hit the bar in quick succession, earning Energie their long-awaited point.