1. FC Kaiserslautern's hopes of moving closer to the promotion places suffered a blow on Saturday afternoon after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to 1. FC Heidenheim.
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2-2 1. FC Heidenheim
The match took a while to get going in wet and windy conditions at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion, with the visitors standing firm in defence and Kaiserslautern struggling to find any rhythm in attack. Yet just when it appeared the scoreline would stay goalless at the interval, Heidenheim defender Arne Feick broke the deadlock with a fierce drive from the edge of the box.
The Red Devils rallied in the second half and fought back to take the lead through goals by Markus Karl and Stipe Vucur. Kacper Przybylko had a chance to seal victory for the hosts, only to see his header come back off the crossbar, a miss that allowed Heidenheim to snatch a late point when Robert Leipertz struck in the 90th minute. To make matters worse for Kaiserslautern, midfielder Daniel Halfar was sent off in stoppage time and is now suspended.