SAlassane Pléa should have memories of Bremen, they were good before the game at Werder Bremen. The new Gladbach center forward played on 19 August in the first DFB Cup round at BSC Hastedt in Bremen and scored three goals. At that time, in eleventh place of the Weserstadion, the opponents came on a glorious summer-Sunday evening from the fifth league, and Pléa, brought from Nice, scored the duty match at 11: 1 at will.
Good for a scorer, such a start. Five goals in the Bundesliga were the 25-year-old Frenchman until the kick-off in the Weserstadion succeeded; The "foals" of coach Dieter Hecking do not want to do without their 25 million euro expensive striker.
And three hits seem to be his normal margin of a game in Bremen. Alassane Pléa also scored three goals in the Gladbach 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon. The Borussia led 3-0 before Nuri Sahin shortened for Werder and gave the game a touch of tension. The second Gladbach away win makes Hecking's team continue to dream of the Champions League, while Werder after the third defeat in a row towards midfield slips, and the great hype around coach Florian Kohfeldt and his team is over.
Why Pléa hits so often, was in the 39th minute in the sold-out Bremen Weserstadion for 42,100 spectators to see. Skillfully he put the ball on the weaker left foot, and already were Davy Klaassen and Martin Harnik in their own stadium on a lost post: the ball rolled into the "long" corner, no chance for goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka. Gladbach led, although Werder had just had a better phase and had possessed by Harnik, classes and Maximilian Eggestein some reasonably good opportunities. Yann Sommer at the Gladbacher was the usual keen goalkeeper, and before that the defenders of the Hecking-Elf also helped a few times in the way and distracted shots of the Bremen or blocked them. However, Gladbach could have taken the lead in Lars Stindl's shot in the 14th minute.
While the "foals" made their attacks more out of the possession situation, Werder relied on counterattack. That also looked quite good in part, but Gladbach looked sharper, more determined, more concrete in the scenes in front of goal. The past two defeats in Bremen, especially the 1: 2 in Mainz, have left their mark in green-white self-confidence. Even the mentality question had to please Kohfeldt's team, because the performance in Mainz was pretty sleepy. The 2: 6 in the previous home game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, however, was ticked off as a "industrial accident", as a game that may happen just now. But the dominant, the self-evident, that has lost the Bremen game.
After the break Kohfeldt put on more offensive and moved Johannes Eggestein for Philipp Bargfrede. But again it was Pléa who caused a stir. First he shot the ball after a Gladbach corner not so hard in the direction of Bremen goal and scored the 2: 0. Deflected and Pavlenka's legs: that was double bad luck (48th minute). Again Pléa spoiled Werder finally the afternoon when he met in the 52nd minute after Wendt's preliminary work to 3-0. This also changed Nuri Sahin's first goal for Werder to 3: 1 in the 59th minute nothing. But after all, the Bremen were back in the game and pushed for the second goal.
That was certainly the case when in the 75th minute Claudio Pizarro came for Sahin. The audience rose, and Pizarro's expectations rose again. Most recently, the capture of the 40-year-old Peruvian had always created danger. Like this time. Bremen started, had chances with Pizarro's header on the crossbar and Theodor Gebre Selassie, but ultimately the Borussia rocked their seventh win of the season home.