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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Max Kruse (24')
  • Fin Bartels (76')
  • Markus Suttner (58')

Fin Bartels goal gives Werder Bremen win over Ingolstadt

Werder Bremen earned themselves a bit of breathing space near the bottom of the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Ingolstadt at the Weserstadion.

Max Kruse put Bremen in front in the first half, but Markus Suttner brought the visitors level just before the hour.

A game which could have gone either way was eventually decided in favour of the home team with Fin Bartels scoring their second from Claudio Pizarro's assist 14 minutes from time to put five points between the two teams in the league table.

For Ingolstadt coach Maik Walpurgis, it was a first defeat in his third game in charge of the Bavarians, who remain inside the bottom two.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 29 +49 67
2 Borussia Dortmund 29 +32 66
3 RB Leipzig 29 +33 58
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 29 +23 52
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 29 +13 51
6 TSG Hoffenheim 29 +21 47
7 Werder Bremen 29 +11 46
8 Bayer Leverkusen 29 +3 45
9 VfL Wolfsburg 29 +3 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 29 -17 37
11 Hertha Berlin 29 -7 35
12 Mainz 29 -16 33
13 SC Freiburg 29 -11 32
14 FC Augsburg 29 -15 28
15 Schalke 04 29 -17 27
16 VfB Stuttgart 29 -34 21
17 Nurnberg 29 -30 18
18 Hannover 96 29 -41 14