Kaiserslautern - Promotion-hopefuls 1. FC Kaiserslautern fell further adrift of the top three after dropping points in a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld on Wednesday night.

Both sides took their time settling into proceedings, but it was the hosts who drew first blood when Willi Orban was afforded time and space by Bielefeld’s backline before curling a spectacular 25-yard effort over the head of Dirk Orlishausen. Srjdan Lakic and Alexander Ring promptly squandered a gilt-edged double-chance soon after, a missed opportunity that Kaiserslautern were left to regret when Enis Alushi made a critical error at the back allowing Christian Müller to equalize with a near-post effort on the stroke of half time. Shell-shocked having conceded the Red Devils failed to find a breakthrough after the restart and were forced to settle for a share of the spoils leaving them four points behind third-place SC Paderborn 07.

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