Bayern Munich held by Werder Bremen in 1-1 draw at Allianz Arena

Kingsley Coman (back) of Muenchen scores his team's first goal against goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka of Bremen during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on November 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany.

A Kingsley Coman header ensured Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich grabbed a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen, but have handed second-placed Borussia Dortmund the opportunity to go within one point of the current champions when they face Hertha Berlin on Saturday evening.

Bayern fired the first warning shot when Kingsley Coman's 25-yard strike skidded wide of Jiri Pavlenka's right post.

But Bremen were looking threatening on the counter-attack and Manuel Neuer produced a sublime double save. First he denied USA international Josh Sargent with his feet before making a brilliant fingertip stop to keep out Ludwig Augustinsson on the rebound.

Bremen had another big chance on the break in the 24th minute through Leonardo Bittencourt, but he struck his half-volley into the side netting.

With Bayern unable to get past Bremen's plucky backline, the visitors took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Maximilian Eggestein. The German midfielder met Josh Sargent's cross on the right and calmly slotted the ball past the national team's number one Neuer to give Bremen a shock lead.

Moments after the restart Sargent set Milot Rashica through into a one-on-one and he should have put Bremen two up. The Kosovo international delayed in pulling the trigger and Jerome Boateng made a vital interception to ensure the 24-year-old's shot veered off course.

Douglasouglas Costa had a spectacular left-footed strike from the edge of the box clatter off the underside of the cross bar, off the line and back out again. But Bayern did finally get their equaliser just after the hour-mark through Kingsley Coman, who met substitute Leon Goretzka’s delightful cross and nodded in his first Bundesliga goal of the season at the far post.

Bayern pressed for a winner and almost got it in the 85th minute, but Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting’s skied a seemingly certain tap-in over the crossbar from just a few yards out. Moments later at the other end, Josh Sargent saw his near-post effort saved by Neuer as both teams were forced to settle for a point.

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