• In the Friday match of the Bundesliga Werder Bremen won 2-0 (1-0) against VfL Wolfsburg.
  • Dutchman Davy Klaassen and Johannes Eggestein scored the goals and made their club the first pursuer of the front runner Borussia Dortmund.
  • In Nordduell is also the now 40-year-old Claudio Pizarro used and puts the 2: 0 before.

Werder Bremen has again proven its enormous home strength. On the 36th birthday of coach Florian Kohfeldt, the North Germans prevailed against VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 (1-0) and thus remained unbeaten in the 16th home game in the Bundesliga successively.

In front of 41,000 spectators in the Weserstadion, Davy Klaassen (35th minute) and Johannes Eggestein (86th) scored the goals for the Bremen side on Friday evening, who climbed into second place at least for one night. VfL Wolfsburg, meanwhile, has been waiting for a win for five games and missed after the good start to the season with two successes for the time being the connection to the top flight.

Bremen is difficult to come into play

The better start, however, caught the guests. The Wolfsburg, where Marcel Tisserand replaced the injured Ignacio Camacho, started courageously and had the first chance. Jérôme Roussillon prevailed heavily on the left, crossed into the middle and suddenly the ball landed on the post – neither VfL striker Wout Weghorst nor Werders Niklas Moisander had the game device in the center control (12).

Bremen came very difficult into the game. Wolfsburg made the midfield closely and let the creative players of the host hardly develop. So the team of Kohfeldt also needed a little help from the guests to take the lead. Robin Knoche could not clear the ball after a cross from Theodor Gebre Selassie and Klaassen took advantage of it with a powerful and untenable low shot – Kohfeldt shook his head, he really could not believe the new score of 1-0.

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His team became stronger now. Bremen acted more and more secure and got the game increasingly better under control. Werder did not win more chances, but at break the narrow lead was in order. After the break, Wolfsburg increased the pressure a bit, but without being really dangerous. Bremen's goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka parried a long-range shot from Maximilian Arnold (52.), John Anthony Brooks did not aim for a free-kick from an acute angle (55) and an attempt by substitute Daniel Ginczek scored the goal (71 ').

Werder was barely on the offensive. Kohfeldt pushed his team forward and joined Claudio Pizarro for the last quarter of an hour – two days after his 40th birthday. It paid off: veteran Pizarro had a nice pass in the course of Eggestein decisive share of the decisive 2: 0 shortly before the end. For Eggestein it was the first Bundesliga goal.

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