Frankfurt held by Bremen in entertaining draw


Eintracht Frankfurt were held to a 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen in their Bundesliga clash at the Commerzbank-Arena on Friday night.

Zlatko Junuzovic opened the scoring for Bremen on 37 minutes before Fin Bartels added a second five minutes later to stun the home crowd.

Mijat Gacinovi pulled a goal back for the hosts shortly after the break, and Marco Fabian bagged a second from the penalty spot on 73 minutes to ensure both sides claimed a point each.

Frankfurt had a number of good goalscoring chances before Junuzovic powered a left-footed shot into the roof of the net after latching onto a pass from Florian Kainz.

And just five minutes later, Bartels picked up a headed pass from Max Kruse to fire in with a well-struck right-footed effort.

Frankfurt were briefly stung by going behind but came out after the half-time break a team to be reckoned with, as Gacinovic took just three second-half minutes to reduce the deficit.

He tapped home from close range after connecting to a David Abraham corner.

The home side continued to press for a second, and were duly rewarded on 73 minutes when Fabian slotted home from the spot after Branimir Hrgota won a foul in the box.

Try as they might, Frankfurt just could not find a third goal while Kruse may well have won it for Bremen late on with a shot he fired over Lucas Hradecky in the Frankfurt goal.