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Weserstadion 16th March 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Schmidt

W Bremen Werder Bremen vs Greuther Furth Greuther Furth

W Bremen 2

A Hunt (47, pen 70)


Greuther Furth 2

S Furstner (56)
T Petsos (62)

Encouraging first game for Kramer

Last Updated: 16/03/13 8:16pm

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Thanos Petsos and Mergim Mavraj celebrate for the visitors

Thanos Petsos and Mergim Mavraj celebrate for the visitors

Werder Bremen's troubled season continued as they were held 2-2 at home by bottom club Greuther Furth whose new coach Frank Kramer had an encouraging first game in charge.

Two penalties from Aaron Hunt did not appease the home fans, who vented their anger at yet another lacklustre performance and disappointing home result for the northern Germany side, who can forget about any lingering hope they had of qualifying for Europe next season.

Stephan Furstner and Thanos Petsos accounted for Furth's goals as they picked up their 15th point of the season, remaining 14 points adrift of safety with eight games of the season remaining.

The first chances fell Furth's way with Bernd Nehrig going closest, prompting the first round of whistles from the home fans.

The whistling intensified when Furstner went close, and not even a shot from Nils Petersen into the side-netting could save the home side from the chorus of disapproval which greeted the half-time whistle.

Fortunately for Bremen, they were given an immediate chance to win over the home fans when Hunt was fouled by Lasse Sobiech inside the penalty area.

Hunt stepped up to the spot and put Bremen ahead in the 47th minute.

Their lead lasted just eight minutes before Furstner ghosted in unmarked at the far post to convert Heinrich Schmidtgal's cross.

Coach Kramer said he wanted to see his side's pride in the face of what seems like inevitable relegation, and he got even more than he had bargained for when Petsos put them in front five minutes later.

His direct free-kick beat Sebastian Mielitz and, once again, prompted the boos to echo around the Weser Stadion.

Another penalty allowed Hunt to level matters in the 70th minute, but Bremen could not find a winner as they saw their advantage over the bottom three reduce to just six points, while they are now eight points away from the top six.

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German Bundesliga
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1 Bayern Munich 30 76
2 Wolfsburg 30 61
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 57
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 55
5 Schalke 30 42
6 FC Augsburg 30 42
7 Hoffenheim 30 40
8 Borussia Dortmund 30 39
9 Werder Bremen 30 39
10 Mainz 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 36
12 Cologne 30 35
13 Hertha Berlin 30 34
14 SC Freiburg 30 30
15 Hannover 96 30 29
16 Hamburg 30 28
17 SC Paderborn 07 30 28
18 Stuttgart 30 27