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Bruchwegstadion (ATT 33,374) 30th March 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Grafe

Mainz Mainz vs Werder Bremen W Bremen

Mainz 1

A Szalai (1)

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W Bremen 1

A Hunt (69)

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Last Updated: 30/03/13 7:00pm

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Aaron Hunt: Salvaged a draw for Bremen

Aaron Hunt: Salvaged a draw for Bremen

Aaron Hunt saved Werder Bremen from defeat and made it three draws in a row for Thomas Schaaf's men as they picked up a point from Mainz in a 1-1 draw.

One of the quickest goals in Bundesliga history after just 12 seconds from Adam Szalai gave Mainz a flying start, but Hunt levelled midway through the second half to give Bremen a seven-point cushion over the bottom three.

Mainz edged up to fifth but trail fourth-placed Schalke by three points after failing to build upon their early strike.

Bremen found themselves behind in almost record time with Assani Lukimya losing possession inside his own area to Andreas Ivanschitz, who squared for Szalai to score on the stretch.

Only 12-and-a-half seconds were on the clock at the time of the goal, the quickest in Mainz's history, and the quickest Bremen have ever conceded.

Bremen are no strangers to conceding away from home, though, doing so for the 21st game in a row.

Their response was positive and while they were unable to find an equaliser before half-time, they emerged for the second half with a renewed determination to set the record straight.

They almost conceded a second through Niki Zimling with the post coming to their rescue before Nils Petersen struck the woodwork at the other end.

Schaaf sent Marko Arnautovic on, playing three up front for the final 30 minutes, and the move reaped immediate dividends with the Austrian sending in the cross which Hunt turned past Christian Wetklo in the 69th minute.

Bremen were now in the ascendency with an inspired Hunt seeing another shot tipped past the post by Wetklo.

Arnautovic sent a shot wide with the last kick of the game as Bremen went close to taking all three points, in spite of the early shock.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
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