Otto Rehhagel's home game record equalized, but missed the first victory in front of his own audience: Despite clear dominance on the pitch Werder Bremen has to settle with coach Florian Kohfeldt against promoted 1. FC Nuremberg with a 1-1 (1-0). Virgil Misidjan (90. + 2) equalized in injury time for the Franks, but still waiting for the first win of the season. Maximilian Eggestein scored in the 26th minute with a spectacular goal for the Werder leadership in a game that was superior to the hosts over long stretches. The midfielder hit the right-hand corner of the penalty area, Nuremberg goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow had absolutely no chance.
Thus Werder coach Kohfeldt survived at least his 14th home game without defeat and drew with the coach legend Rehhagel equal who had done this feat at the beginning of the 80s.
In front of 40,700 spectators in the almost sold-out Weser Stadium, the promoted player was too discouraged for a long time. In the first half, the visitors remained without any chance to score. Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka, recovering from a concussion, hardly had to intervene. For the half-time leadership of the Hanseatic League could have been quite higher. Shots from captain Max Kruse (15) and striker Martin Harnik (21) were blocked in the last second, after exactly half an hour Kruse scrambled in a central position scarce.Not even to the starting lineup counted Nuri Sahin. The ex-Dortmunder, shortly before the start of the international break from BVB to the Weser changes, had to take first place on the bench. The midfielder shared this lot with "oldie" Claudio Pizarro.
After the break, the actions of the home side were more riders, Nuremberg came better in the game and in the 59th minute even to the supposed equalizer. But the cheers of the club fans was premature, according to video evidence, the goal of Ondrej Petrak was not due to an offside position.Kohfeldt responded to the drowning of his charges and joined fresh personnel. Sahin replaced Philipp Bargfrede (71), for Harnik Milot Rashica (67) came into play.
Nevertheless, the SV Werder was no longer the first half thread, fight and spasm replaced the ease of the first 45 minutes. Nuremberg scored in injury time nor the compensation.