Werder Bremen went into the dressing room 2-0 up, but saw their lead erased after the break by a spirited Eintracht Frankfurt fightback.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2- 2 Werder Bremen

Goals: 0-1 Junuzovic (37’); 0-2 Bartels (43’); 1-2 Gacinovic (48’); 2-2 Fabian (74’ pen.)

Eintracht nearly got on the board in the early going — David Abraham struck the crossbar and Ante Rebic and Branimir Hrgota went close as well. But it was Bremen’s late push before the break that was decisive. First, Zlatko Junuzovic thundered in a Florian Kainz cross, then Max Kruse set up Fin Bartels’ chipped finish with a slick one-two combination.

Niko Kovac looked to have lit a fire under his charges, because three minutes after the restart they struck through Mijat Gacinovic, who turned in Abraham’s flick with a crafty kneed-in shot. Eintracht were level with 16 minutes to go after Marco Fabian made up for his penalty miss on Matchday 27 with a confidently taken strike.

Man of the Match

He's usually known for his free-kick goals, but Junuzovic lit this game up with one from open play. The Bremen captain didn't just give his side the lead away from home, he also covered plenty of ground — a game-high 12.2km — to secure a vital point.

Talking point

Frankfurt’s comeback from a two-goal deficit spared them another loss, but it's hard not to think they will feel disappointed. Much as they did in Cologne on Tuesday, the Eagles created better chances — they just need to convert more of them.

Goals from Zlatko Junuzovic and Fin Bartels (r.) had given the visitors a 2-0 lead. © gettyimages / Alex Grimm/Bongarts

Match stats

  • Despite the draw, Bremen stay hot - they've now taken 20 points from a possible 24 over their last eight.
  • Frankfurt are now winless in their last nine games.
  • Eintracht extended their unbeaten run against Bremen in the Commerzbank Arena to seven matches.

Line-ups

Frankfurt: Hradecky - Abraham, Russ (c) (Blum 46'), Andersson Ordonez (Wolf 68') - Chandler, Oczipka - Mascarell, Gacinovic - Fabian - Hrgota (Seferovic 81'), Rebic

Coach: Niko Kovac

Bremen: Wiedwald - Veljkovic (Kainz 29'), Moisander, Caldirola (Garcia 53') - M. Eggestein - Gebre Selassie, Grillitsch, Junuzovic (c), S. Garcia - Bartels (Pizarro 77'), M. Kruse

Coach: Alexander Nouri

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