Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt have shown during the 2:2 (1:1), that they belong to the game of strong teams in the Bundesliga. The hosts did not manage, in spite of two-time leadership to secure the eighth victory of the Season. With 26 points, Werder is now table eleventh, Frankfurt is with 31 points for the time being. However, RB Leipzig – 31 points lead on Sunday with a draw against Düsseldorf (18.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE).

Frankfurt focused from the start on his specialty counter and gave Werder the game. However, although the Eintracht stand, accordingly, deeply, found Bremen early gaps in the opposing defense for promising attacks.


most creative Maximilian Eggestein turned the Gap. The 22-Year-old got the Ball a good 20 metres in front of the Frankfurter Tor, surrounded by Simon Falette, David Abraham and Danny da Costa. Eggestein dribbled briefly and then slipped with a twist by the opponent-Trio to pass before the 1:0 substitute (27. Minute). A match of the category’s wonder strike.

Rebis hits per shot to 1:1

in view of the Bremen Frankfurt gave its waiting position. Eight minutes after conceding the paid off: Werder failed to clear after a Concord attack completely, the Ball landed at Ante Rebic. And the Croat showed that he is not only a strong Sprinter, but also a fine footballer. With a feint, and he let his opponent into the Void, then he went in via the left-footed shot into the far corner of the Bremen gate, 1:1 (35.).

After that, Werder took over again, but two good chances for the lead again from pole (Maximilian Eggestein, 39.) and by Frankfurt’s goalkeeper Kevin Trapp (43.) defused.

good luck for Werder in stoppage time

After the break, the program continued with remarkable goals. Max Kruse played a perfect pass to Martin Harnik, but the Austrian shook Falette and then Trapp, he put the Ball right at the Keeper over and even the left-Trapp ran past, before he met the 2:1 (52.). Shortly thereafter, Kruse had a good Chance to make the 3:1, but Trapp drew the Jack of Bremer’s next to the gate.

More profane then the fourth goal: awarded a penalty. Ludwig Augustinsson was gone in the Bremen penalty area to the ground and put the Arm on the Ball. The following penalty to Sebastien Haller (68.). Werder risked then, more and more, to create a victory – and was in the injury time again lucky: A hand-held game from Niklas Moisander in the penalty remained undetected.

Werder Bremen – Eintracht Frankfurt 2:2 (1:1)
1:0, Maximilian Eggestein (27.)
1:1 Rebic (35.)
2:1 Harnik (52.)
2:2 Haller, (68., Hand penalty)
Bremen: Pavlenka – Langkamp (37. Veljkovic), Bargfrede, Moisander – Gebre Selassie, Maximilian Eggestein, Klaassen, Augustinsson – Harnik (69. Sargent), Kruse, Johannes Eggestein (86. Pizarro)
Frankfurt: Trapp – Abraham (67. Russ), Hasebe, Falette – da Costa, de Guzman (63. Gacinovic), Rode (87. Stendera), Kostic – Jovic – Haller, Rebic
referee: Markus Schmidt
audience: 42.100 (sold out)
Yellow cards: Gebre Selassie (2), Veljkovic (3), Bargfrede (5), Klaassen (3) – Kostic (3), Rode (2)


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