Motivation rewarded

11.02.2012, 20:00:49 Uhr

 
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Clemens Fritz congratulates Marko Arnautovic after his late equaliser – and fifth goal of the season.
 
Werder Bremen came back from a disappointing first half to pick up a 1-1 draw at home against Hoffenheim on the 21st game day of the Bundesliga. Jannik Vestergaard gave Hoffenheim the lead but Marko Arnautovic secured the draw for the Green-Whites with a last minute goal.

Two changes in starting line-up

Head coach Thomas Schaaf made two changes to his starting line-up with Arnautovic replacing the suspended Claudio Pizarro and Philipp Bargfrede taking over for Tom Trybull. Werder started the match nervously and made a number of errors in building up their attack while guests left the better impression under new head coach Markus Babbel.

 
Clemens Fritz during the game against Hoffenheim Clemens Fritz during the game against Hoffenheim
Early deficit

The Green-Whites fell behind after just four minutes 1-0. Vestergaard leapt highest to a corner kick and headed past Bremen keeper Tim Wiese. Schaaf's team had their first chance in the 8th minute but Hoffenheim keeper Tom Starke was well placed for a well-taken free kick by Mehmet Ekici to maintain the lead.

Major problems

Werder struggled to get into the match thereafter even though the Green-Whites did have their fair share of pushes forward but did not have the necessary final push in front of the Hoffenheim goal. Werder also were lucky that Roberto Firmino did not convert alone in front of the Bremen goal after 16 minutes. And the Bremen deficit was 1-0 at halftime.

Arnautovic scores

Schaaf reacted to the poor showing of his team in the first half and brought on Marin for Ekici at the break. Bremen were more motivated in the second half but did not have a lot of clear chances. Still, Werder did well to keep Hoffenheim from their goal and the Green-Whites' effort was rewarded in the 90th minute when Arnautovic equalised the game 1-1, giving Bremen at least one point.

 

 

 
Bundesliga, Season 2011/2012, Game day 21, 2012-02-11, Weserstadion
 
SV Werder Bremen
(0 - 1)
1 - 1
1899 Hoffenheim
 
 
Goals
 
1 - 1 Arnautovic (90')
 
0 - 1 Vestergaard (4')
 
 
 
 
Bookings
 
Ekici (45')
 
Wiese (63')
 
Sokratis (81')
 
Vestergaard (36')
 
Weis (54')
 
Roberto Firmino (88')
 
Compper (93')
 
 
 
 
Substitutions
 
Marin for Ekici (45')
 
Füllkrug for Junuzovic (71')
 
Musona for Weis (71')
 
Mlapa for Lakic (80')
 
Strobl for Rudy (83')
 
 
 
 
Notes
 
Referee: Michael Weiner
 
Audience: 39176
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiese
 
 
 
 
Affolt.
 
 
 
 
Harthe.
 
 
 
 
Fritz
 
 
 
 
Sokrat.
 
 
 
 
Ignjov.
 
 
 
 
Ekici
 
 
 
 
Junuzo.
 
 
 
 
Bargfr.
 
 
 
 
Arnaut.
 
 
 
 
Rosenb.
 
 
 
 
Starke
 
 
 
 
Vester.
 
 
 
 
Johnson
 
 
 
 
Beck
 
 
 
 
Compper
 
 
 
 
Vukcev.
 
 
 
 
Robert.
 
 
 
 
Willia.
 
 
 
 
Rudy
 
 
 
 
Weis
 
 
 
 
Lakic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SV Werder Bremen
1899 Hoffenheim
 
14
 
 
Shots total
 
 
11
 
 
4
 
 
Shots on goal
 
 
6
 
 
4
 
 
Shots not on goal
 
 
3
 
 
6
 
 
Blocked shots
 
 
2
 
 
9
 
 
Corners
 
 
5
 
 
24
 
 
Crosses
 
 
14
 
 
61.8
 
 
Ball possession in %
 
 
38.2
 
 
51
 
 
Won challenges in %
 
 
49
 
 
536
 
 
Passes
 
 
329
 
 
78
 
 
Successful passes in %
 
 
71
 
 
24
 
 
Fouls
 
 
28
 
 
1
 
 
Offside
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
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