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Borussia-Park (ATT 54,011) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: W Stark

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs Werder Bremen W Bremen

M'gladbach 1

P Mlapa (72)


W Bremen 1

A Ignjovski (77)

Gladbach held by Bremen

Last Updated: 09/03/13 8:00pm

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Peniel Mlapa celebrates his goal for Monchengladbach

Peniel Mlapa celebrates his goal for Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach and Werder Bremen shared the spoils in this evening's Bundesliga game - a result which does little to improve either side's position.

Peniel Mlapa gave Monchengladbach the lead in the 72nd minute but Aleksandar Ignjovski equalised for the visitors just five minutes later.

The draw left Gladbach in eighth place and Bremen, who at least snapped a three-game losing streak - in 13th spot and eight points above the relegation play-off berth.

The hosts looked to have opened the scoring from their first chance after 15 minutes, when Patrick Herrmann's effort from Luuk de Jong's through-ball was initially allowed to stand. But, after consulting with his assistant, the referee disallowed the goal for offside.

Bremen went close 11 minutes later, Nils Petersen's 12-yard blast from Kevin De Bruyne's flying inches wide.

Petersen threatened again with 17 minutes gone, but Gladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen fended his shot from just outside the area around the left post.

Gladbach mustered another chance in first-half stoppage time as Amin Younes played a fine ball forward to Herrmann, but he lashed over the bar.

Ter Stegen was called into action again midway through the second half to keep out a De Bruyne shot following a solo run from the Belgium international.

The deadlock was finally broken by Gladbach soon after, Mlapa heading home Oscar Wendt's corner.

The lead lasted only five minutes, however, before De Bruyne crossed for Ignjovski to fire home.

Gladbach passed up a golden opportunity to clinch all three points in the 90th minute as Bremen goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz slowed Mlapa enough to allow defender Mateo Pavlovic to get in the way of the shot.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 18 45
2 Wolfsburg 18 37
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15