By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Werder Bremen lost ground in the title race after slipping to defeat at Arminia Bielefeld.
Werder Bremen lost valuable ground in the title race after slipping to a 3-2 defeat at Arminia Bielefeld.
Christian Eigler's 79th minute strike proved decisive at the Schuco Arena after Bremen had twice fought back from a goal down.
Heiko Westermann scored the first goal 30 minutes in, but Miroslav Klose hauled the high flyers level just before the hour mark.
Parity lasted just three minutes when Jonas Kamper scored, only for the visitors to strike back again, through Miguel Hugo Almeida (74).
Energie Cottbus moved to within striking distance of their sixth-placed opponents Bayer Leverkusen with a 2-1 win.
Karim Hagui's own goal five minutes from time settled a tight contest after Stefan Kiessling (44) had cancelled out Sergei Radu's opener for the hosts on eight minutes.