Cologne - The gravity of rock-bottom Borussia Dortmund's situation hit home following Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at home to high-flying FC Augsburg, who recorded their first ever win over BVB at the Signal Iduna Park.
bundesliga.com was on hand to find out what both sets of players made of the game...
Mats Hummels: "We're always chasing games after going behind. What's missing is us taking the lead so that we can then sit back and play on the counter. We're all aware we've got to fight in these next 15 games. Playing attractive football will just be a bonus - we're still expected to play great football. 98 per cent of this is about the fight. The other two needs to be about loosening up so that we start making the right decisions in the final third."
Neven Subotic: "We've just got to thrash the ball into the net."
Hall Altintop: "We knew that Dortmund were vulnerable, you saw that early on, and that's what we wanted to take advantage of - but we lacked composure in the first half. Then we took the lead at the perfect time after the break, but it was really something else to hold out for the win playing with 10 men for 30 minutes."
Daniel Baier: "We put everything into it to win. It was a bit of skill and luck, but well-deserved in the end. We've now won three in a row and want to keep our run going as long as possible, starting with Frankfurt on Sunday."
Markus Feulner: "It was unbelievable that we were able to hold firm with a man down for so long. We even had chances to score a second, but unfortunately we couldn't make them count. There was a bit of luck involved, but it wasn't undeserved."
Alex Manninger: "It's only a snap-shot of how things are right now. The season goes on until May and there's a lot of work ahead of us."
Ragnar Klavan: "With it being an englische Woche, we haven't got time to properly celebrate the win. In our heads we're already thinking about the Frankfurt game."