Frankfurt draw with Bremen in German Bundesliga

Indo Asian News Service

Frankfurt, April 8 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt secured a draw at home after coming back from two goals down against Werder Bremen in a Bundesliga match here.

Bremen squandered a two-goal advantage on Friday as Frankfurt turned up in the second half to score twice for a draw on home soil, reports Xinhua news agency.

Frankfurt assumed control from the kick off to work out promising opportunities through David Abraham, who rattled the woodwork from 25 meters, before Branimir Hrgota missed a square pass at the far post in the opening period.

Bremen lacked in penetration but yet it were the visitors who broke the deadlock against the run of the game as a Florian Kainz cross found Zlatko Junuzovic, who volleyed home the opener in the 37th minute.

The visitors gained momentum and staged a clinical chance conversion after Fin Bartels lobbed the ball over onrushing Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to double the lead six minutes later.

However, Frankfurt fought back after the restart as Mijat Gacinovic turned in a flicked-on corner with his knee to make it 2-1 in the 48th minute. With Gacinovic's goal Frankfurt ended their 485-minute goal drought.

The hosts were level in the 73rd minute when Marco Fabian converted a foul play penalty to restore parity. Both sides pressed frenetically for the winner in the dying minutes of the game.

With the draw, Eintracht Frankfurt move to the seventh place of the German top division while Werder Bremen climbed to the 10th spot.

"You can be proud when you snatch a draw after being two goals down. We never gave up and rewarded ourselves. Nevertheless, we had the chances to win the game," Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac said.

--IANS

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