Another draw for Daum's Eintracht
New Eintracht Frankfurt coach Christoph Daum made it two draws from two games as Martin Fenin salvaged a point for his side at home to Werder Bremen.
Daum, who replaced Michael Skibbe two weeks ago, had been heading for defeat in his home debut at the Waldstadion after Halil Altintop's own goal. However, Eintracht fought back to equalise through substitute Fenin after 83 minutes to follow last weekend's 1-1 draw against Wolfsburg with another point.
Thomas Schaaf's visitors made the brighter start as Sandro Wagner capitalised on a defensive slip to shoot on goal only to see his effort hit the post and roll away. Veteran
Frankfurt goal poacher Theofanis Gekas went one-on-one with the goalkeeper in the 18th minute, but scuffed his effort straight at the onrushing Tim Wiese. Bremen could have gone ahead moments later when Sandro Wagner's cross was directed to Marko Marin whose header was brilliantly tipped over by Ralf Fahrmann.
Gekas had another chance when an excellent ball put him in and his first-time volley forced a sublime save from Wiese. Sandro Wagner and Claudio Pizarro went close for Bremen and in the 58th minute the goal came, albeit from a Frankfurt player. When the ball was swung into the area, Altintop attempted to clear, but somehow contrived to head into his own net.
Gekas nearly levelled immediately but Wiese was equal to it and in the 64th minute he came close yet again. Frankfurt then hit a lull, only for the equaliser to come seven minutes from time as substitute Fenin timed his run to head home and delight the home crowd and their new manager.