Bundesliga round-up: Werder Bremen seal late win as Mainz are frustrated
Last Updated: 01/04/18 9:16pm
David Abraham's late own goal sealed Werder Bremen a 2-1 home win and dealt Eintracht Frankfurt's Champions League hopes a blow.
Argentine defender Abraham headed into his own net with 11 minutes left after Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic had cancelled out Zlatko Junuzovic's first-half opener for Bremen.
Victory extends Bremen's unbeaten league run to five matches - four of which have brought victories - while Frankfurt missed the chance to move level on points with third-placed Borussia Dortmund.
Midfielder Junuzovic broke the deadlock for Bremen in the 28th minute, but the visitors were rewarded for their pressure early in the second period when Jovic turned home former Tottenham and Portsmouth forward Kevin-Prince Boateng's assist.
Bremen sealed victory in fortunate circumstances when a high cross into the penalty area was deflected goalwards by visiting centre-half Abraham and goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky could only fist the ball into his own net.
Abraham went close to redeeming himself in the closing stages, but his header from Jonathan de Guzman's cross flew narrowly wide.
Mainz missed the chance to climb out of the relegation zone as they shared a goalless draw with Borussia Monchengladbach at the Opel Arena.
Stefan Bell, in the first half, and Alexander Hack, in the second, went closest for Mainz, while Lars Stindl and Patrick Herrmann, whose stoppage-time header was saved in the bottom corner, threatened for the visitors.
Mainz's winless run was extended to five games and Monchengladbach have won only one of their last nine.
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