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German Bundesliga

Sunday, 1 March 2015,

Bremen
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5
Wolfsburg
Kickoff: 17:30 BST, live coverage on BT Sport
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Weserstadion
  • Attendance: 40,126
  • 9' Zlatko Junuzovic
  • 16' Franco Di Santo
  • 28' Vierinha - og
  • 10' Daniel Caligiuri
  • 18' Maximilian Arnold
  • 48' Bas Dost
  • 51' Bas Dost
  • 53' Daniel Caligiuri

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Werder Bremen

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VfL Wolfsburg

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Bremen set for Wolfsburg test

The Bundesliga's two form teams will meet this weekend when Werder Bremen host second-placed Wolfsburg on Sunday.

Since the winter break, Bremen have won four and drawn one while Wolfsburg have an identical record which has allowed them to open up a sizeable cushion on the chasing pack.

Bremen's 13 points from a possible 15 have lifted them into the running for a place in Europe next season, and earned respect from two former members of their club who will be returning to the Weserstadion in opposition on Sunday.

Klaus Allofs was Bremen's director of sport for over a decade before moving to the Wolves and he is delighted to see his former club back in the top half of the table after several years of struggle since he left.

"I think their rise has been remarkable," Allofs told the Weserkurier newspaper. "They've got lots of quality and I'm impressed with what they've done.

"I'm particularly pleased for (coach) Viktor Skripnik, (assistants) Torsten Frings and Christian Vander, with whom I worked together for a long time in Bremen."

Bremen defender Naldo is also pleased to see his former club on the rise again.

"I no longer have any worries about them," he said. "Werder are alive once again and I'm delighted by that.

"But Wolfsburg are now my team and of course we want to win in Bremen because we have objectives."

Keeping up the pressure on Bayern Munich, who moved 11 points clear on Friday night, is one of those, although ensuring the teams behind do not catch them is the main aim for the season as that would ensure a place in the Champions League next term.

The Wolves are also still in the Europa League, having seen off Sporting Lisbon on Thursday to set up a last-16 tie with Inter Milan next month.

"Wolfsburg have got plenty of world-class players," said Bremen coach Skripnik.

"Maybe they will be a little tired from their game in the last few days but we can't count on that.

"At the moment everything's working well for them. I'm expecting it to be a hard but also a great game."

Skripnik is set to give Jannik Vestergaard a rest due to a thigh strain while Fin Bartels is suspended.

91'+3

End Regular Time

91'+3

Match ends, SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 5.

91'+3

Attempt missed. Nicklas Bendtner (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marcel Schäfer with a cross.

91'+3

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 93'

91'+1

Santiago Garcia (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 92'

91'+1

Santiago Garcia (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 92'

91'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 91'

91'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 90'

90'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 90'

89'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 89'

89'

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Nicklas Bendtner replaces Bas Dost.

89'

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Maximilian Arnold tries a through ball, but Bas Dost is caught offside.

88'

Santiago Garcia (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'

Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Santiago Garcia replaces Janek Sternberg.

85'

Attempt saved. Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

84'

Maximilian Eggestein (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 84'

84'

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg).

84'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 84'

84'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 84'

83'

Cedric Makiadi (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 83'

83'

Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'

Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 83'

82'

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82'

Janick Vestergaard (Werder Bremen) Corner Kick at 82'

82'

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Sebastian Jung.

82'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 82'

81'

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Cedrick Makiadi replaces Felix Kroos.

81'

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Luiz Gustavo.

81'

Levin Öztunali (Werder Bremen) Corner Kick at 81'

80'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 80'

79'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 79'

79'

Janick Vestergaard

79'

Foul by Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen).

78'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 78'

77'

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Maximilian Eggestein replaces Clemens Fritz.

76'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 76'

76'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 76'

76'

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Sebastian Jung replaces Vieirinha.

75'

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Timm Klose.

75'

Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen) Corner Kick at 75'

75'

Attempt blocked. Clemens Fritz (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franco Di Santo.

75'

Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen) Assists Shot at 75'

74'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 74'

73'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 73'

73'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 73'

73'

Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 73'

72'

Timm Klose (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 72'

71'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70'

Attempt missed. André Schürrle (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

70'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 70'

70'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 70'

69'

Felix Kroos

69'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69'

Raphael Wolf (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 69'

68'

Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Corner Kick at 68'

68'

Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Zlatko Junuzovic.

67'

Sebastian Prödl (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 67'

66'

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Daniel Caligiuri tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.

65'

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) Blocked Pass at 65'

65'

Raphael Wolf (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 65'

65'

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Marcel Schäfer tries a through ball, but Luiz Gustavo is caught offside.

65'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 65'

65'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 65'

64'

Janick Vestergaard (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 64'

64'

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. André Schürrle replaces Josuha Guilavogui.

63'

Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 62'

62'

Attempt saved. Felix Kroos (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62'

Attempt missed. Theodor Gebre Selassie (SV Werder Bremen) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Zlatko Junuzovic with a cross following a corner.

62'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Assists Shot at 61'

61'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Corner Kick at 61'

61'

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Timm Klose.

61'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 61'

60'

Levin Öztunali (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 60'

59'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 59'

58'

Josua Guilavogui

58'

Foul by Josuha Guilavogui (VfL Wolfsburg).

58'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 58'

58'

Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 58'

57'

Offside, SV Werder Bremen. Levin Öztunali tries a through ball, but Davie Selke is caught offside.

57'

Janick Vestergaard (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 57'

56'

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg).

56'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Blocked Pass at 56'

56'

Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 56'

55'

Timm Klose (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

Davie Selke (Werder Bremen) Blocked Pass at 55'

55'

Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 55'

54'

Timm Klose (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53'

3 - 5

Goal! SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 5. Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bas Dost.

53'

Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 53'

53'

Timm Klose (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 53'

52'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 52'

52'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

3 - 4

Goal! SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 4. Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

51'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 51'

49'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 49'

48'

3 - 3

Goal! SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 3. Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

48'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 48'

47'

Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 47'

47'

Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 47'

46'

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 46'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+1

First Half ends, SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 2.

45'

Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Vieirinha.

45'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 45'

45'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 45'

45'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Blocked Pass at 45'

44'

Attempt missed. Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Zlatko Junuzovic following a fast break.

44'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Assists Shot at 44'

44'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 44'

44'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 43'

43'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Blocked Pass at 43'

42'

Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Zlatko Junuzovic.

42'

Attempt blocked. Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bas Dost.

42'

Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 42'

42'

Janick Vestergaard (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 42'

41'

Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41'

Attempt blocked. Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maximilian Arnold with a through ball.

41'

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 41'

41'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) Blocked Pass at 41'

41'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 41'

40'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 40'

39'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 39'

39'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 39'

38'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 38'

37'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 37'

37'

Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 37'

37'

Hand ball by Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen).

37'

Raphael Wolf (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 37'

36'

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Vieirinha tries a through ball, but Bas Dost is caught offside.

36'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 36'

34'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 34'

34'

Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 34'

34'

Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen) Blocked Pass at 34'

33'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 33'

32'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 32'

32'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 32'

32'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) Blocked Pass at 32'

31'

Attempt saved. Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcel Schäfer.

31'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 31'

31'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 31'

30'

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30'

Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen) Blocked Pass at 30'

30'

Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 30'

29'

Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Raphael Wolf.

29'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Corner Kick at 29'

28'

3 - 2

Own Goal by Vieirinha, VfL Wolfsburg. SV Werder Bremen 3, VfL Wolfsburg 2.

28'

Attempt missed. Felix Kroos (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

28'

Felix Kroos (Werder Bremen) Corner Kick at 28'

28'

Attempt saved. Felix Kroos (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Clemens Fritz.

28'

Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen) Assists Shot at 28'

28'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 28'

27'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 27'

27'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 27'

27'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 27'

26'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 26'

25'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 25'

25'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 25'

24'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 24'

24'

Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 24'

23'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 23'

22'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 22'

22'

Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) Blocked Pass at 22'

22'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 22'

22'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Blocked Pass at 22'

22'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 22'

21'

Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen) Blocked Pass at 21'

20'

Raphael Wolf (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 20'

20'

Hand ball by Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg).

20'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 20'

20'

Raphael Wolf (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 20'

19'

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Kevin De Bruyne tries a through ball, but Maximilian Arnold is caught offside.

18'

2 - 2

Goal! SV Werder Bremen 2, VfL Wolfsburg 2. Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

18'

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 18'

17'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 17'

16'

2 - 1

Goal! SV Werder Bremen 2, VfL Wolfsburg 1. Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Levin Öztunali with a cross.

16'

Levin Öztunali (Werder Bremen) Assists Shot at 16'

14'

Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Offside, SV Werder Bremen. Zlatko Junuzovic tries a through ball, but Davie Selke is caught offside.

14'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Hand ball by Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg).

13'

Attempt missed. Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcel Schäfer with a cross.

13'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 13'

12'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 12'

12'

Attempt blocked. Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Maximilian Arnold.

12'

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) Assists Shot at 12'

12'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 12'

11'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 11'

10'

1 - 1

Goal! SV Werder Bremen 1, VfL Wolfsburg 1. Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

10'

Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) Free Kick at 10'

10'

Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

1 - 0

Goal! SV Werder Bremen 1, VfL Wolfsburg 0. Zlatko Junuzovic (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Levin Öztunali.

9'

Levin Öztunali (Werder Bremen) Assists Shot at 9'

8'

Attempt missed. Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Zlatko Junuzovic with a cross following a corner.

8'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Assists Shot at 8'

7'

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Bas Dost.

7'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Corner Kick at 7'

7'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 7'

7'

Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 7'

7'

Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 6'

6'

Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 5'

5'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 5'

5'

Vierinha (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 5'

3'

Felix Kroos (Werder Bremen) Blocked Pass at 3'

3'

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen) Free Kick at 3'

3'

Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1'

Janek Sternberg (Werder Bremen) Throw In at 1'

1'

Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) Blocked Pass at 1'

1'

Marcel Schäfer (VfL Wolfsburg) Throw In at 1'

1'

Kickoff

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Possession

41%
59%
  • Werder Bremen
  • VfL Wolfsburg

Shots

10
13

Shots on target

5
6

Fouls

21
15

Corners

6
3

Yellow Cards

2
1

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Bremen3 - 5Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg2 - 1Bremen
Bremen1 - 3Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg3 - 0Bremen
Bremen0 - 3Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg1 - 1Bremen

Bremen

  • 1Raphael Wolf
  • 23Theodor Gebre Selassie
  • 37Janek Sternberg
  • -> Santiago Garcia
  • 7Janick Vestergaard
  • 15Sebastian Prödl
  • 11Levin Öztunali
  • 16Zlatko Junuzovic
  • 8Clemens Fritz
  • -> Maximilian Eggestein
  • 27Davie Selke
  • 9Franco Di Santo
  • 18Felix Kroos
  • -> Cedric Makiadi
  • Subs
  • 3Luca Caldirola
  • 39Lukas Fröde
  • 14Izet Hajrovic
  • 20Koen Casteels

Wolfsburg

  • 1Diego Benaglio
  • 4Marcel Schäfer
  • 25Naldo
  • 8Vierinha
  • -> Sebastian Jung
  • 5Timm Klose
  • 23Josua Guilavogui
  • -> André Schürrle
  • 27Maximilian Arnold
  • 22Luiz Gustavo
  • 14Kevin De Bruyne
  • 7Daniel Caligiuri
  • 12Bas Dost
  • -> Nicklas Bendtner
  • Subs
  • 31Robin Knoche
  • 34Ricardo Rodríguez
  • 15Christian Träsch
  • 20Max Grün

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Werder Bremen 3-5 VfL Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg refused to lie down as they inflicted the first defeat of the new year on Werder Bremen with a stunning 5-3 away win on Sunday.

Bremen led three times through Zlatko Junuzovic, Franco Di Santo and a Vieirinha own goal, but Wolfsburg replied through Daniel Caligiuri and Maximilian Arnold before the on-fire Bas Dost netted his 10th and 11th goals of 2015 to turn the game around.

He then teed up Caligiuri to add a fifth for the Wolves as they picked up all three points in a dramatic encounter.

The goalscoring started immediately with Junuzovic turning in Levan Oztunali's pass after only nine minutes, but Caligiuri levelled within 60 seconds to silence the Weserstadion.

Bremen regained the lead when Oztunali again provided the ball from the right which Di Santo placed past Diego Benaglio at his near post.

Wolfsburg's reaction took a little longer this time, with two minutes required before Arnold turned in Kevin De Bruyne's cross.

An own goal from Vieirinha, who would have been better off leaving Felix Kroos' shot rather than diverting it into his own goal, gave Bremen the lead for the third time with the fifth goal of the game, all within 28 minutes.

The goalscoring then stopped for the next 15 minutes, but started again early in the second half when Dost got in on the act.

De Bruyne was the provider for two almost carbon copy goals in the space of as many minutes, with the Dutchman first levelling and then putting the Wolves in front.

Only three more minutes passed before Dost lifted the ball towards the goal again, with Caligiuri ensuring it went in as Jannik Vestergaard retreated.

That proved to be the last of the goals, even though Junuzovic almost netted a second own goal of the game, not that Wolfsburg needed any such favours.

They picked up another victory to return to eight points behind Bayern Munich but, more importantly, 10 ahead of third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach, with a return to the Champions League next season now looking increasingly likely for Dieter Hecking's men.

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    F1 - Abu Dhabi GP

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    Boxing - Nelson v Wilson; Simmons v Dickinson; Joshua v Gavern (Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle)
    Golf - Houston Open
    Snooker - China Open
    Tennis - Miami Open