Berlin - 1. FC Union hit back from a goal down to rescue a 1-1 draw with high-flying SV Darmstadt 98.

Chances were at a premium in a nip-tuck first half, but the visitors came out of their shell in the second period. Tobias Kempe really ought to have put the promoted side a goal up on the hour-mark, but all was forgiven when Marcel Heller thrashed in an unstoppable 73rd-minute volley. The hosts had offered virtually nothing as an attacking unit, yet somehow got themselves back on level terms with five minutes to play thanks to Christopher Quiring's first goal of the season.

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