Bremen hold Stuttgart, Darmstadt beat Frankfurt

Anthony Ujah’s equaliser helped Werder Bremen share the spoils at relegation-threatened VFB Stuttgart 1-1 while newly promoted Darmstadt downed Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 to close the 15th round of Bundesliga.

Jannik Vestergaard of Bremen jumps for a header with Daniel Didavi and Toni Sunjic of Stuttgart.   -  Getty Images

Anthony Ujah’s equaliser helped Werder Bremen share the spoils at relegation-threatened VFB Stuttgart 1-1 while newly promoted Darmstadt downed Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 to close the 15th round of Bundesliga.

Bremen and Stuttgart split the points after an evenly contested 90 minutes on Sunday. Stuttgart were the more active team in the first half and broke the deadlock with 33 minutes into the game as Filip Kostic’s cross into the box found Lukas Rupp, who slotted it into the roof of the net at the far post.

Bremen came back strongly in the second half as Anthony Ujah tested Stuttgart’s goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton in the 59th minute. As the match progressed, Stuttgart retracted allowing Bremen to level the scores through Ujah at the 71st minuite. The striker benefited from a blocked shot on target, to tap home from very close range and make the score 1-1.

However, both sides had the chance to grab the win in the dying minutes of the game but Bremen’s Levin Oeztunali rattled the woodwork while Stuttgart’ss Timo Werner failed to overcome custodian Felix Wiedwald from a promising position.

With the result, Stuttgart wait for their first win since four games to remain on the second last position of the table. Bremen extended their winless streak to three games to stay in touching distance to a relegation play-off spot.

Elsewhere, newly promoted Darmstadt edged Frankfurt 1—0 to win the Hessian derby after 33 years. Darmstadt’s team captain Aytac Sulu marked the only goal of the match by header following a free kick into the penalty area.

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