Pizarro hat-trick brings comeback win

05.11.2011, 17:32:07 Uhr

 
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Claudio Pizarro is the hero once again with a second half hat-trick against Cologne to reverse a 2-0 half-time deficit.
 
Werder Bremen continued their dominance over Cologne at home with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory on the 12th game day of the Bundesliga. After the Green-Whites fell behind 2-0 in the first half, Claudio Pizarro scored a hat-trick in the second half to give Werder the victory. Christian Clemens and Lukas Podolski scored for Cologne, who saw Henrique Sereno get red-carded in the second half...
 
Markus Roseberg in action during the game against 1. FC Köln. Markus Roseberg in action during the game against 1. FC Köln.
Werder head coach Thomas Schaaf made just one change with Marko Arnautovic returning from his red card suspension to replace Markus Rosenberg. A sold-out crowd at Weser Stadium saw their Green-Whites once again come up with a bad start as Clemens headed in a long diagonal pass from Podolski for a 1-0 lead after just three minutes. Aaron Hunt's goal in the 10th minute was disallowed as it was ruled offside. Schaaf was unsatisfied and made two substitutions after 37 minutes with Rosenberg and Philipp Bargfrede coming on for Mehmet Ekici and Lukas Schmitz respectively. But Cologne doubled their lead in the 45th minute on a counter attack as Clemens sent a long ball to Podolski, who beat Werder keeper Tim Wiese to make it 2-0. And that was the score at half time.

The Green-Whites had a strong start to the second half as the ball landed at Pizarro after some confusion in the area and the Peruvian striker struck a side-volley and it was only a 2-1 lead after 49 minutes. Pizarro scored his second goal after 54 minutes from the spot after Sereno was red-carded for taking down Rosenberg in the area. Cologne were actually down to nine players after 74 minutes as Geromel went off injured and the Cologne coach Stale Solbakken had already made three substitutions. The Green-Whites were patient and finally got the winner on a third goal by Pizarro to make it 3-2 in the 86th minute after Rosenberg had headed on Hunt's cross to Pizarro at the far right post.

 
Bundesliga, Season 2011/2012, Game day 12, 2011-11-05, Weserstadion
 
SV Werder Bremen
(0 - 2)
3 - 2
1. FC Köln
 
 
Goals
 
1 - 2 Pizarro (49')
 
2 - 2 Pizarro (54') (pen.)
 
3 - 2 Pizarro (86')
 
0 - 1 Clemens (3')
 
0 - 2 Podolski (45')
 
 
 
 
Bookings
 
Sokratis (20')
 
Fritz (45')
 
Bargfrede (47')
 
Riether (42')
 
Sereno (52')
 
Rensing (78')
 
Lanig (89')
 
 
 
 
Substitutions
 
Bargfrede for Schmitz (37')
 
Rosenberg for Ekici (37')
 
Wagner for Arnautovic (79')
 
Geromel for Clemens (55')
 
Pezzoni for Jajalo (67')
 
Matuschyk for Peszko (72')
 
 
 
 
Notes
 
Referee: Michael Weiner
 
Audience: 41500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiese
 
 
 
 
Fritz
 
 
 
 
Sokrat.
 
 
 
 
Schmitz
 
 
 
 
Naldo
 
 
 
 
Prödl
 
 
 
 
Hunt
 
 
 
 
Ignjov.
 
 
 
 
Ekici
 
 
 
 
Arnaut.
 
 
 
 
Pizarro
 
 
 
 
Rensing
 
 
 
 
Eichner
 
 
 
 
Brecko
 
 
 
 
Sereno
 
 
 
 
Riether
 
 
 
 
Jemal
 
 
 
 
Peszko
 
 
 
 
Lanig
 
 
 
 
Jajalo
 
 
 
 
Clemens
 
 
 
 
Podols.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SV Werder Bremen
1. FC Köln
 
29
 
 
Shots total
 
 
5
 
 
7
 
 
Shots on goal
 
 
4
 
 
14
 
 
Shots not on goal
 
 
0
 
 
8
 
 
Blocked shots
 
 
1
 
 
10
 
 
Corners
 
 
4
 
 
35
 
 
Crosses
 
 
4
 
 
71.3
 
 
Ball possession in %
 
 
28.7
 
 
51
 
 
Won challenges in %
 
 
49
 
 
528
 
 
Passes
 
 
207
 
 
87
 
 
Successful passes in %
 
 
61
 
 
13
 
 
Fouls
 
 
14
 
 
8
 
 
Offside
 
 
4
 
 
 
 
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