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Paderborn lets lead slip, draws 2-2 with Werder Bremen to stay in Bundesliga's relegation zone


BERLIN — Paderborn let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home with Werder Bremen on Sunday and miss the opportunity to escape the Bundesliga's relegation zone.

Mario Vrancic met Moritz Stoppelkamp's corner with a brilliant volley to blast Paderborn ahead in the 26th minute and Stoppelkamp headed the home side's second a minute later.

Davie Selke pulled one back with a header just before the break, and Izet Hajrovic equalized in the 76th, two minutes after coming on as a substitute, with a low shot inside the post after a corner.

The home side had Michael Heinloth sent off with a second yellow card two minutes after that.

Borussia Moenchengladbach was hosting second-place Wolfsburg later, when anything but a win for the visitors would hand leader Bayern Munich the title.

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