Werder come back, win three points

27.09.2012, 04:39:53 Uhr

 
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Daniel Caligiuri (left) and Sebastian Prödl go head-to-head literally in Werder’s victory.
 
Werder Bremen picked up a crucial 2-1 victory at SC Freiburg, coming back from a 1-0 deficit to gain three important points on the fifth game day of the Bundesliga. Jonathan Schmid gave Freiburg the lead before Joseph Akpala and Aaron Hunt tallied for the Green-Whites. The victory gives Werder seven points for seventh place on the table - two points from the international ranks.

Schaaf makes two changes
As opposed to the 2-2 draw against VfB Stuttgart, head coach Thomas Schaaf made two changes with Lukas Schmitz coming in for Theo Gebre Selassie in the back line while Akpala started in place of Nils Petersen. The match at Mage Solar Stadium was an intensive battle from the start with both teams providing a hard fight.

Schmid scores
The Green-Whites had difficulties getting the hosts under control and fell behind in the 36th minute. A foul at the edge of the box gave Freiburg a set piece in a dangerous position and Schmid converted his free kick for a 1-0 Freiburg lead. And Werder went into the break down 1-0.

 
Sokratis in action during the game. Sokratis in action during the game.
Akpala equalises
Werder came out of the changing room in strong fashion with keeper Sebastian Mielitz making a superb save on Max Kruse's attempt in the 46th minute. And Werder equalised in the 48th minute 1-1 with Eljero Elia's pass finding Marko Arnautovic for a pass back to Akpala, who one-timed past Freiburg keeper Oliver Baumann.

Hunt take lead 2-1
Werder were the better team after that, playing excellent football and grabbing the lead in the 59th minute. Kevin de Bruyne worked through the left side and passed into the middle for Hunt, who blasted past Baumann to make it 2-1.

Freiburg nearly equalised in the 86th minute as Daniel Caligiuri hit the right post and then Schmid's free kick deep in injury time from the left side went just wide of the far right post, giving Bremen the crucial three points.

 

 
Bundesliga, Season 2012/2013, Game day 5, 2012-09-26, MAGE SOLAR Stadion
 
SC Freiburg
(1 - 0)
1 - 2
SV Werder Bremen
 
 
Goals
 
1 - 0 Schmid (36')
 
1 - 1 Akpala (47')
 
1 - 2 Hunt (59')
 
 
 
 
Bookings
 
Diagne (10')
 
Caligiuri (67')
 
Junuzovic (56')
 
Akpala (64')
 
Arnautovic (93')
 
Mielitz (94')
 
 
 
 
Substitutions
 
Flum for Makiadi (64')
 
Freis for Guédé (69')
 
Bargfrede for Junuzovic (67')
 
Petersen for Akpala (67')
 
Ekici for Elia (81')
 
 
 
 
Notes
 
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer
 
Audience: 23000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baumann
 
 
 
 
Diagne
 
 
 
 
Mujdza
 
 
 
 
Ginter
 
 
 
 
Sorg
 
 
 
 
Makiadi
 
 
 
 
Schmid
 
 
 
 
Schust.
 
 
 
 
Caligi.
 
 
 
 
Kruse
 
 
 
 
Guédé
 
 
 
 
Mielitz
 
 
 
 
Sokrat.
 
 
 
 
Prödl
 
 
 
 
Schmitz
 
 
 
 
Fritz
 
 
 
 
Junuzo.
 
 
 
 
De Bru.
 
 
 
 
Elia
 
 
 
 
Hunt
 
 
 
 
Arnaut.
 
 
 
 
Akpala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SC Freiburg
SV Werder Bremen
 
19
 
 
Shots total
 
 
5
 
 
7
 
 
Shots on goal
 
 
3
 
 
8
 
 
Shots not on goal
 
 
1
 
 
4
 
 
Blocked shots
 
 
1
 
 
6
 
 
Corners
 
 
2
 
 
21
 
 
Crosses
 
 
16
 
 
54.9
 
 
Ball possession in %
 
 
45.1
 
 
57
 
 
Won challenges in %
 
 
43
 
 
478
 
 
Passes
 
 
381
 
 
81
 
 
Successful passes in %
 
 
74
 
 
15
 
 
Fouls
 
 
24
 
 
5
 
 
Offside
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
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