SV Werder Bremen won a strange game away at Hertha BSC surprisingly 4-1.
The game report of the DeichStube *.
Berlin - It's funny: On Tuesday
Werder Bremen had
won 0-1 at Borussia Mönchengladbach for their performance, but not for the result.
On Saturday in Berlin it was exactly the other way around.
With 4: 1 (2: 1), Bremer won the duel between the table neighbors against
at the beginning of the second
half of the season
and thus kept the lead over the relegation places constant.
(10th / foul penalty),
scored the goals for the highest win of the season
For Hertha, only Jhon Cordoba (45 + 2) scored despite significantly more shots on goal (18: 7).
For Werder, keeper Jiri Pavlenka parried a penalty from Matheus Cunha (21st).
Compared to the 0: 1 in Gladbach four days earlier, Werder coach Florian Kohfeldt made two changes to the starting line-up - one voluntary, the second he was forced.
Because: Kevin Möhwald had canceled at short notice with adductor problems.
For him, Bittencourt returned to the first team.
The second innovation: Selke got preference over Sargent against his ex-club, which Kohfeldt voluntarily renounced for the first time this season.
Werder Bremen wins high against Hertha BSC: Penalty puts Werder on the road to success
Kohfeldt had already
the idea behind the game before the game: He
wanted to use Selke's special talent
, especially to score against former employers.
"I think certain players are piqued by the excitement of playing against their ex-team," he said.
And the plan worked after ten minutes.
Hertha's Maximilian Mittelstädt
in the Berlin penalty area, Selke took the penalty and transformed in a way that is rarely seen.
High in the corner - perfectly executed.
it was the seventh goal against old colleagues since he moved from Bremen to RB Leipzig in 2015.
led in a game that did not develop in a way that would have justified this lead.
Hertha, in the table with one point less the direct neighbor of Bremen, dominated the event, but the guests did not find safety at all.
As soon as the ball was won, it was gone again.
Game setup or even game control?
Werder Bremen versus Hertha BSC: Jiri Pavlenka saves a penalty from Matheus Cunha
It was only
thanks to Jiri Pavlenka
and the inability of Matheus Cunha that this did not take revenge early on.
After Manuel Mbom stumbled Cunha in the penalty area, referee Daniel Schlager (Rastatt) imposed the second penalty of the game.
Cunha stepped up, shot weak, Pavlenka parried,
stayed in front.
And a little later it was even 2-0 for the guests.
He headed a Bittencourt corner kick into the goal, unnoticed by the Berlin defense.
Cheers at Werder, who, considering the course of the game, felt a bit like in wonderland.
But memories may also have mixed in with the joy.
On March 7, 2020, the last Bremen game to date in front of full ranks, the Kohfeldt-Elf had also led 2-0 at Hertha.
In the end it was only 2-2.
After 1: 4 in the first leg, now 4: 1 in the second leg: Werder Bremen succeeded in taking revenge against Hertha BSC
The feeling of repetition intensified with every minute that passed on Saturday.
Especially since Selke left the game as a result of a foul by Omar Alderete (32nd) and Hertha pushed harder and harder.
Result: Cordoba marked the connection goal for the Berliners in stoppage time of the first half.
After the break, the bad news continued for
SV Werder Bremen
After Selke, Bremen's second goalscorer also had to leave the field injured.
But then redemption came out of nowhere.
played a chip ball in the direction of the penalty spot, where Bittencourt accepted with the left and scored from the turn with the right to make it 1: 3 (56th).
Nice pass, nice finish, nice intermediate result.
Werder can boast of having scored three goals with three shots on goal - it couldn't be more efficient.
, who came on for Manuel Mbom after 52 minutes, could have reduced this statistic to “four out of four”, but his attempt at Hertha keeper Schwolow (66th) failed. because Sargent had done well in this scene, Rashica could well be said to have a certain stubbornness. But that was nothing compared to what
Matheus Cunha was doing
on the other side just seconds later
. It was the moment when
Hertha BSC could have won
the game on their side. But instead of serving Krzysztof Piatek, who was also running, in the middle, the Brazilian international tried himself, but pushed the ball past the far post. The decision was made by Sargent, who chased the ball into the net from more than 20 meters (77th). 4: 1 - that turned the result from the first leg in Bremen. Revenge successful. (csa)