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SV Werder Bremen – VfL Wolfsburg 2: 1: double packer Niclas Füllkrug ends two series



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After four defeats in a row, Werder Bremen has again scored three times. The Hanseatic League ended the triumphal march of VfL Wolfsburg with a 2:1 (1:0).

Niclas Füllkrug clenched both hands into fists and took a deep breath, then the match winner hugged his teammates. After a tough fight, the relief was noticeable at Werder Bremen, against VfL Wolfsburg, which was so strong recently, they finally managed to win again in the Bundesliga – after four bankruptcies in a row. At 2:1 (1:0) striker Füllkrug was the hero of the day as a double packer and stopped the free fall of Bremen.

He also had good news for Werder fans. “I assume that I will stay there,” said Füllkrug sky and drew a line under transfer speculation before the end of the transfer window. He underlined his importance for SV Werder on Saturday.

“It was a great game from us. It speaks for the team to deliver such a game against such an opponent in our situation. That was extremely important,” said Mitchell Weiser. It was a heated duel from the north, in injury time there were shoves and arguments, VfL coach Niko Kovac had to intervene energetically.

A series of six wins in a row came to an end for Wolfsburg. “We didn’t get into our game in the first half. I still like the morale of the team, they tried everything,” said VfL captain Maximilian Arnold sky.

Goal scorer Füllkrug (24th, penalty kick/77th) made the fans in the Weser Stadium cheer. He increased his number of goals this season to 13. Kevin Paredes (90th) only managed the connecting goal.

Penalty after video evidence: filling jug turns ice cold

VfL knew what to expect. “I’m expecting a tough fight and a lot of work, so we really have to throw ourselves in to take something with us,” Kovac said before the game. And then Werder really kept his team very busy.

Wolfsburg had the first good chance of the game through Patrick Wimmer right after the kick-off and showed the better systems, but Werder fought back with a lot of passion even without Leonardo Bittencourt (cold).

And so the tour by Füllkrug was not undeserved. After the Bremen offensive actions had previously lacked precision, the national player then turned ice-cold into the right corner of the point according to video evidence.

The spectators on the Weser saw an intense game with chances for both sides. Mattias Svanberg hit the bar for Wolfsburg (35′), on the other hand the goal gave Werder a boost and confidence. Füllkrug had other good chances (36th/38th/71st).

As the game progressed, Werder concentrated primarily on being defensive and relieving them with counterattacks. Wolfsburg built up more and more pressure, but often lacked the determination from previous games. Werder fought for every ball and decided the game with Füllkrug’s second goal.

Werder Bremen – VfL Wolfsburg: The voices of the game

Ole Werner (Werder Bremen coach): “It was a turbulent game, in the final phase it got tight again. In the first half we had opportunities to lead higher. In the second half it was more of a defensive effort. The little things worked out, we put our heart into every ball thrown.”

Niko Kovac (VfL Wolfsburg coach): “The bottom line is that we woke up too late and deservedly lost. We have to shake ourselves briefly. We will do everything we can to get the boys back on their feet and look positively ahead.”

Werder Bremen – VfL Wolfsburg: The data for the game

Bremen: Pavlenka – Pieper, Stark, Friedl – Groß – Weiser, Jung (71. Buchanan) – Stage (80. Veljkovic), Schmidt (62. Gruev) – Füllkrug, Ducksch (71. Dinkci). – Coach: Werner

Wolfsburg: Casteels – Baku, Bornauw, van de Ven, Paulo Otavio (70th Lacroix) – Arnold – Svanberg, Gerhardt (46th Guilavogui) – Wimmer (82nd Paredes), Kaminski (46th Marmoush) – Wind (82nd Waldschmidt) . – Coach: Kovac

referee: Daniel Siebert (Berlin)

Gates: 1: 0 filling jug (24th penalty), 2: 0 filling jug (77th), 2: 1 Paredes (90th)

Viewers: 41,000

yellow Cards: Stark (4), Friedl (4), Weiser (5) – Baku (4), van de Ven (4), Paredes