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Weserstadion (ATT 42,100) 5th April 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: P Sippel

W Bremen Werder Bremen vs Schalke Schalke

W Bremen 1

F Di Santo (15)


Schalke 1

L Goretzka (33)

Honours even at the Weser-Stadion

Last Updated: 05/04/14 5:33pm

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Cedrick Makiadi and Chinedu Obasi vie for the ball

Cedrick Makiadi and Chinedu Obasi vie for the ball

Werder Bremen and Schalke saw little change to their league positions after a 1-1 draw at the Weser-Stadion.

Bremen had found some light between themselves and the relegation battle following their last-gasp 2-1 win over Hannover last week.

They took the lead through Franco Di Santo, who also netted in the win over Hannover, but the hosts had to settle for a point on this occasion with Leon Goretzka levelling for third-placed Schalke in the first half.

Bremen's tigerish attitude put them on top early on with Cedric Makiadi seeing his shot blocked among a clutch of white Schalke shirts.

The home side were ahead by the quarter-hour as Eljero Elia pounced on some slack defending from Tim Hoogland and played in former Chelsea man Di Santo who sneaked the ball over the line from the tightest of angles.

Fifteen minutes later Schalke drew level through 18-year-old midfielder Goretzka. The youngster anticipated the second ball from Bremen's clumsy defending and drilling home a sweet shot.

Moments later, Sebastian Prodl pulled off an important headed clearance from the goal-line to prevent the Royal Blues going ahead.

The second half played out with limited efforts on goal, the most notable of which was Zlatko Junuzovic's half-volley after 57 minutes which forced Ralf Fahrmann into a strong save.

But Bremen held on, content to make it four points from two games and further ease their relegation fears.

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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