Bremen - Aaron Hunt scored twice from the penalty spot, but it was not enough for SV Werder Bremen to earn more than a point against cellar-dwellers Greuther Fürth, who snatched a 2-2 draw with goals from Thanos Petsos and Stephan Fürstner.
Tale of two penalties
Frank Kramer took his place on the Fürth bench for the first time, and he got to see the dignity he had called for from his team. Determined to at the very least go down fighting, they went close to opening the scoring through Bernd Nehrig and Fürstner. Bremen’s reply was an effort from Nils Petersen which only found the side-netting, and saw the home team greeted with boos from the fans as they left the field at half time.
The jeers were soon turned to cheers as Hunt put the home side in front from the penalty spot after being fouled by Lasse Sobiech. Their joy was short-lived, however, with Fürstner levelling after being left in too much space to meet Heinrich Schmidtgal’s cross.
Petsos then silenced the Weser Stadion by putting an insistent Fürth in front, curling a direct free-kick past Sebastian Mielitz. Another penalty allowed Bremen to level with Hunt again on target, although Max Grün did get a hand to it this time.
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