• Werder Bremen remain three points above Stuttgart in the Bundesliga 
  • Lukas Rupp’s opener for the hosts was cancelled out by Anthony Ujah  
  • Darmstadt secured local pride with a narrow 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Aytac Sulu scored the only goal of the game at the Waldstadion on Sunday 

Associated Press

Stuttgart wasted an opportunity to ease their relegation worries on Sunday when they threw away a 1-0 lead against Werder Bremen to draw 1-1 with their fellow Bundesliga strugglers.

Lukas Rupp gave the Swabians the lead, but Anthony Ujah earned Bremen a point which keeps them three points clear of their hosts with his fifth goal away from home this season.

As a result, Stuttgart remain second from the bottom of the league with their poor form continuing under caretaker coach Jurgen Kramny, and perhaps more urgency now given to their search for a full-time replacement for Alexander Zorniger.

Stuttgart's players celebrate Lukas Rupp's opener against Werder Bremen in the basement battle on Sunday

Stuttgart’s players celebrate Lukas Rupp’s opener against Werder Bremen in the basement battle on Sunday

Anthony Ujah earned Bremen a point which keeps them three points clear of their opponents 

Anthony Ujah earned Bremen a point which keeps them three points clear of their opponents 

The draw will not ease the pressure on Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik, however, with just a point now separating them from the bottom three.

Sunday’s other game saw promoted Darmstadt secure local honours and reinforce their position as the current number one club in Hesse with a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Aytac Sulu scored the only goal of the game at the Waldstadion as Darmstadt pulled four points clear of their hosts.

Frankfurt left the field to a chorus of boos with only a point now separating them from the relegation zone, heading into the final two fixtures of 2015. 

Fans of Frankfurt burn Darmstadt banners during the Bundesliga match against their local rivals on Sunday

Fans of Frankfurt burn Darmstadt banners during the Bundesliga match against their local rivals on Sunday

The hosts had the last laugh however as Aytac Sulu scored the only goal of the game at the Waldstadion

The hosts had the last laugh however as Aytac Sulu scored the only goal of the game at the Waldstadion

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