German DFB Pokal

Cologne, Bremen's wait for 1st Bundesliga win continues

BERLIN (AP) Cologne and Werder Bremen played out a goalless draw that left both sides still searching for their first win after nine rounds of the Bundesliga on Sunday.

"We have to get back on track sometime," Bremen coach Alexander Nouri said.

Cologne's need was greater after seven defeats, but the home side - already without injured players Jonas Hector, Nikolas Nartey, Marcel, Marco Hoeger and captain Matthias Lehmann - was dealt a further blow when Claudio Pizarro suffered a thigh strain in the warm-up. The Peruvian forward, one of Cologne's outstanding performers in the previous loss to Stuttgart, was unable to play against his former club.