Fürth - Greuther Fürth's first ever Bundesliga goal in the Trolli Arena helped the newly-promoted Frankonians seal a 1-1 draw against a dominant Werder Bremen and gain their first home point of the campaign.

Brazilian striker Edu netted his first Bundesliga goal for the home side early on with a close-range finish, before Nils Petersen's headed effort just before the break gave Bremen a share of the spoils.

Momentum shifts


Following on from their impressive performance against 1899 Hoffenheim last week, Greuther Fürth started the game confidently. Bremen survived an early scare four minutes into the game when Sokratis Papastathopoulos' defensive sloppiness saw allowed in Edu, whose effort from 20 yards was saved by Sebastian Mielitz. The forward did better shortly afterwards, however, when he ghosted in unmarked to slot in the opener with eight minutes played.

The visitors responded well, though, and began to dictate a competitve affair. Marko Arnautovic was twice thwarted by Max Grün, before the goalkeeper then reacted well to keep out Kevin de Bruyne and Petersen. Werder's probing eventually paid dividends as Petersen nodded in from six yards, crowning a brilliant move involving Marko Arnautovic and Zlatko Junuzovic.

Cancelled out


After a quiet quarter opening to the second period, the game sparked into life with chances at both ends. Edu's long-range effort had Mielitz scrambling, before Petersen missed a great chance for the guests, failing to get proper contact on the ball after Eljero Elia's precise pass, Arnautovic squandering the rebound.

On the other side of the pitch, Mielitz reacted well against Edgar Prib's effort and Thomas Kleine should have done better than head the ball past the post. Heinrich Schmidtgal could have helped Fürth to three points, but fired just wide from a good 20 yards, as the contest ended all square.

Felix Seaman-Höschele

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