Danny Willett will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the BMW International Open after managing a three-under 69 on Saturday.
The Englishman, who has been in the hunt since his 65 in the opening round, moved into 12-under after his third round at the Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof in Cologne.
Willett leads countryman Chris Wood (70) and Swedish overnight leader Joel Sjoholm (72).
South African Keith Horne (67) and Australian Marcus Fraser (68) both moved back into contention after poor second rounds, sitting in a tie for fourth at 10-under.
Willett has a huge chance to claim his first win on the European Tour after a rollercoaster round which included six birdies and three bogeys.
Of the top five, only Fraser has previously won on the tour, with the second of his two wins coming at the Ballantine's Championship in 2010.
"I played really well at the start and gave myself a lot of chances," Fraser said.
"I missed a couple of putts but overall pretty happy. I scrambled pretty well from the start of the back nine and managed to birdie the last which capped off a good day.
"Yesterday was good in my mind in that I didn't put myself out of the tournament, because I didn't play great, and could have quite easily been well back but made a few putts and stayed in there. Today I played well and got back into it, so it was a good day."
A bogey on the par-three 17th was Wood's only blemish, while Sjoholm recovered from a slow start which included four bogeys on the front nine.
Local Marcel Siem (68) and South African Richard Sterne (69) both surged into contention to be at nine-under alongside Paraguayan Fabrizio Zanotti (72).
Siem was 12-under through 13 holes before bogeying three of his last five holes, including just avoiding a penalty stroke on the 17th.
"Luckily I didn't get a penalty shot, so that's a good thing. I addressed the ball and there was a breeze downwind. The putter got a little bit close to the ball and pressed on the ball," the German said.
"I didn't know the rule and (chief referee) John Paramor said as the ball didn't move there was no penalty shot. It's a funny one.
"I had a great start and really enjoyed it with a big crowd behind me. It was a great round of golf and I'm in there. Hopefully I'm in contention for tomorrow."
At eight-under are English pair Steve Webster and Andrew Marshall, while there are a group of eight players a shot behind them.