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Rhein Energie Stadion (ATT 50,000) 6th December 2009 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: D Drees

Cologne Cologne vs Werder Bremen W Bremen

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Bremen fail to capitalise

Stalemate on banks of the Rhine frustrates Schaaf's title hopefuls

Last Updated: 06/12/09 4:50pm

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Schaaf: Left Rosenberg on the bench

Schaaf: Left Rosenberg on the bench

Werder Bremen failed to capitalise on Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen dropping points as they were held to a 0-0 draw with Cologne at Rhein Energie Stadion.

Leverkusen moved four points clear after setting a club record 15-game unbeaten run from the start of the season despite being held to a stalemate at Hannover on Saturday.

But Bremen could only slightly cut the deficit as they too could not find a goal when being held by their 12th-placed opponents on the banks of the River Rhine.

Boss Thomas Schaaf decided to leave Markus Rosenberg on the bench despite the striker's two-goal heroics in the midweek Europa League win over CD Nacional which guaranteed top spot in Group L.

The decision would appear a mistake as Bremen failed to break down their hosts after dominating possession and shooting wide on 10 occasions.

Rosenberg, though, was guilty of missing one of the best chances of the match following his introduction from the bench as he headed an Aaron Hunt cross wide in the closing minutes.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 26 64
2 Wolfsburg 26 54
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 47
4 Bayer Leverkusen 26 45
5 Schalke 26 39
6 FC Augsburg 26 38
7 Hoffenheim 26 37
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 34
9 Werder Bremen 26 34
10 Borussia Dortmund 26 33
11 Mainz 26 30
12 Cologne 26 30
13 Hertha Berlin 26 29
14 Hannover 96 26 27
15 SC Freiburg 26 25
16 Hamburg 26 25
17 SC Paderborn 07 26 24
18 Stuttgart 26 23

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