Bayer Leverkusen missed out on the chance to go second in the Bundesliga as they were held 4-4 by Hannover in an eight-goal thriller.
Julian Brandt gave Leverkusen the lead in the 11th minute but it was shortlived as Ihlas Bebou had Hannover level a minute later.
Niclas Fuellkrug scored a penalty 10 minutes later to put Hannover in front before Admir Mehmedi levelled the game on 25 minutes.
The half ended with Hannover edging in front 3-2 thanks to Felix Klaus but two minutes after the break Leon Bailey had Leverkusen on level terms again.
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Bailey then gave the visitors the lead on 67 minutes only for Julian Korb to rescue a point for Hannover with seven minutes remaining in their final Bundesliga game of 2017.
Following the game Hannover fans addressed their fans with a banner that read: "We need you. The whole stadium."