The final training before the start of the season is over, 107 days after the last competitive match. The next sporting highlight for the Werder players is the German DFB Cup match against SC Preußen Münster. "It's good that the season is finally starting up. We had a long break and didn't play for points in a long time. I don't know how we survived as long as we did," said head coach Thomas Schaaf, happy about the season finally kicking off.
This is Werder's 18-man roster which will play their first competitive match of the 2012-13 season: Mielitz, Wolf - Lukimya, De Bruyne, Arnautovic, Fritz, Ekici, Elia, Schmitz, Hunt, Prödl, Junuzovic, Ignjovski, Sokratis, Gebre Selassie, Petersen, Füllkrug, Bargfrede