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Bundesliga relegation play-off:
Werder and Heidenheim share the spoils in goalless draw

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Werder Bremen were held to a draw by Heidenheim in the first play-off game between the two sides at the Weserstadion.
Niklas Moisander was sent off against Heidenheim.
Niklas Moisander was sent off against Heidenheim.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0
Werder Bremen and FC Heidenheim drew 0-0 in the first leg of the Bundesliga relegation play-off at the Weserstadion on Thursday.

Both sides struggled to create chances in a tense game that saw the home side fail to capitalize on their dominance in possession against a well-organized Heidenheim side.

With 87 minutes on the clock, Werder captain Niklas Moisander was shown his second yellow card for a late challenge, which means he will be suspended for Monday's return leg at Voith-Arena in Heidenheim.

In the closing minutes, Werder's Josh Sargent had a shot saved on the line before Timo Beermann came close with a header after a corner at the other end.

Ultimately, neither side managed to break the deadlock, so everything is still very much open ahead of the second leg on Monday.

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