Bremen GK Wiese denies Kaiserslautern

Bremen GK Wiese denies Kaiserslautern

Published Jan. 21, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese was on top form to earn his side a point in a keenly-contested 0-0 draw with Kaiserslautern at the Betzenberg.

Both sides hit the woodwork in an entertaining Bundesliga encounter in front of a sell-out crowd in Rhineland-Palatinate.

The draw hardly helped either side as Bremen lost ground on the top three and Kaiserslautern missed the chance to move out of the bottom three.

The crowd at the Fritz-Walter Stadion often act as a 12th man for the home team and that seemed to be the case early on.


The home side took control with Wiese having to deal with a lots of attacks on his goal.

Dorge Kouemaha was Kaiserslautern's danger man in the attack and he also got involved at the other end too, inadvertently catching Sebastian Prodl in the face while making an acrobatic clearance shortly after Markus Rosenberg's header hit the post.

Prodl was unable to carry on with open wounds to his head and Mikael Silvestre made an earlier than expected entrance in the 28th minute.

The best chance of the first half arrived in the 44th minute when Florian Dick's effort was tipped onto the inside of the post by Wiese, who was grateful to see the ball rebound back to him.

The woodwork was rattling again in the 59th minute when Pierre de Wit's shot came back off the crossbar.

Ten minutes later, Rosenberg shot straight at Kevin Trapp after being played into a good position by his strike partner Claudio Pizarro, who was being kept at a safe distance from goal by a disciplined Kaiserslautern defence.

The only time the Peruvian did escape from his markers, he was unable to beat Trapp in the 79th minute.

The outcome of the game was open until the very end and it could have turned into a home win when Jakub Swierczok shot just inches wide of the post with the last kick of the game.