Friday, May 8, 2009

Leverkusen play Bielefeld to 2-2 draw

The Düsseldorf jinx continued as Werkself needed a late goal by Patrick Helmes to earn a draw against Arminia Bielefeld. While the focus of earning a spot in European football resides with a win in the Pokal, the result was a disappointment.

After a delayed start Bruno Labbadia's side took the lead twenty-one minutes in as Renato Augusto's cross into the box was heading in by Stefan Kießling giving Werkself the 1-0 lead. The lead was short-lived as the schwarz-weiß-blauen pulled level when Manuel Friedrich inadvertently turned Vlad Munteanu's free-kick into Bayer 04's net. Six minutes before the half Robert Tesche gave Bielefeld the lead as he headed-in a Vlad Munteanu's free-kick in what looked to be a offside position. After an uneven second half of half-hearted attempts Patrick Helmes squared the match after he got on the end of a loose ball and struck from fourteen metres. Attempts there after fell short as Werkself troublesome days in the Rückrunde continued.