Shinji Okazaki struck with 15 minutes to go to salvage a point for Mainz in a 1-1 draw at Bundesliga strugglers Nurnberg.
Hamburg SV discovered a sense of urgency beating Hanover 96 3-1 on Sunday to climb further away from the relegation zone.
Belgium's World Cup ambitions received another reality check on Tuesday when they suffered a 3-2 loss to an impressive Japan.
Diego Forlan's first-half brace powered Uruguay to a 4-2 victory over hosts Japan in an international friendly.
Shinji Okazaki scored on his league debut for Mainz 05 in a 3-2 win against previous club VfB Stuttgart.
Mexico finished their Confederations Cup campaign with an entertaining 2-1 win over Japan thanks to a brace from Javier Hernandez.
Javier Hernandez scored two headers and missed a stoppage time penalty as Mexico notched a 2-1 consolation win over Japan which sent their opponents home
Italy booked their semi-final place as they snatched a barely-deserved victory from a pulsating game in Recife to dump Japan out of the Confederations Cup.
Italy secured a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup following a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan in Recife.
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