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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Serge Gnabry (40')
  • Artjoms Rudnevs (28')

Werder Bremen 1-1 FC Cologne

Cologne missed an opportunity to move into the top six of the Bundesliga on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at struggling Werder Bremen.
Cologne took the lead in the 28th minute when Anthony Modeste's shot hit the legs of Jaroslav Drobny and the ball trickled through for Artjoms Rudnevs to convert into an open goal.
Serge Gnabry levelled with a long-range strike, although Thomas Kessler could arguably have done better as the shot bounced just in front of his outstretched arms and into the net.
Cologne had a strong shout for a penalty waved away in the final minute as they were frustrated in northern Germany by a side who are now five points clear of the bottom three.
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German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +68 82
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +43 69
3 RB Leipzig 34 +44 66
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +26 65
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 63
6 TSG Hoffenheim 34 0 52
7 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +2 49
8 SC Freiburg 34 +1 48
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -1 45
10 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 41
11 FC Union Berlin 34 -17 41
12 Schalke 04 34 -20 39
13 Mainz 34 -21 37
14 FC Cologne 34 -18 36
15 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
16 Werder Bremen 34 -27 31
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -31 30
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 -37 20